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October 4, 1990 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
Mohammad Fraid has spent the last four years living with burn scars on his face and hands. The 16-year-old was only 12 when a bomb exploded on the bus he was riding in Kabul, Afghanistan. After fleeing the capital with his family, Fraid resigned himself to living with the personal scars of his country's civil war. Today, the war continues, but Fraid is a long way from the Peshawar, Pakistan, refugee camp that had become home. He is in Delaware County, and his disfigurement already has started to disappear - thanks to the free plastic surgery begun yesterday at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland.
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July 8, 2009 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
At first glance, I'd say David J. Arend doesn't need much aesthetic help. His eyes are a piercing blue and his chiseled looks resemble Bruce Willis in his Moonlighting days. His shoulders are broad. He has nice legs. But Arend, 47, of Cherry Hill doesn't think so. The married father of three is unhappy with his calves. Over the years, he's lost more than 100 pounds and now, with diet and exercise, he's trying to redefine his physique. It's just that in his mind, his legs are not proportionate.
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June 16, 1991 | By Karen McAllister, Special to The Inquirer
Jennifer Pilla, of Cinnaminson, N.J., says her stomach has not been so flat since before she was married. Feeling sexier at 41, she is constantly showing off her stomach, making her friends jealous. Still, her friends do know that the 10 pounds she lost one day last month were removed - through abdominoplasty - by Dr. Emely Karandy of Gladwyne. A Philadelphia woman who insisted on not being named admits to her friends that she had a nose job, but she adds that she would never, ever tell her friends about the breast augmentation she had performed by Karandy on the same day in May. She has revealed the secret about her breast implants to only one girlfriend.
LIVING
September 25, 1995 | By Denise-Marie Santiago, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bob Corse is 57, but inside he feels 25. Outside he's doing all he can to look it. He's had his nose fixed. He's had the skin on his neck tightened. He's had his upper and lower eyelids trimmed. He's had his cheeks plumped. He's had his chin extended and his lips fattened. This summer, he had the center of his world enhanced when he had his penis thickened. "It's a male thing," said Corse, who wears his gray hair spiked and an earring in his left ear. Penile enhancement is just the latest controversy in the trend of men seeking to surgically alter their appearance.
NEWS
October 19, 1999 | by Mark Angeles, Daily News Staff Writer
A double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery will be shown live over the Internet tomorrow morning from an operating room at the St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. At 11 a.m., two surgeons will operate on a 47-year-old mother and registered nurse who has been diagnosed with early-stage, non-invasive breast cancer and opted to undergo a mastectomy. The patient, Patti Derman, of Holland, Pa., agreed to have her surgery broadcast over the Internet because of the educational awareness that will result, she said.
NEWS
August 1, 1990 | By Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
Sure, she was just a teen-ager, and you know how impulsive teens can be. But Nancy Ford, who had cosmetic surgery done on her nose and chin, is still happy six years later with the procedures she underwent while a Lower Merion High School senior. "I would do it again in a moment," said the 24-year-old actress. "After looking in the mirror every morning, I wasn't happy with my nose as a facial feature. I didn't have a jaw line. I knew that cosmetic surgery was the answer. People who tried to be nice said, 'Your nose gives you character.
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February 15, 1994 | By Shankar Vedantam, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Next to a photograph of himself, Bill Dwyer of Philadelphia wrote a note to a young Shanghai woman, Pan Ping, last June. "Trust me," he wrote. "I will try to help you. " He did. Two weeks ago, after a harrowing ordeal stretching over 2 1/2 years, Ping, 25, was flown to the United States for reconstructive facial surgery. Twelve days ago, a Buffalo doctor rebuilt her nose. Tomorrow, at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, chief of plastic surgery Dennis Monteiro will try to save the rest of her face.
NEWS
January 26, 1997 | By Joseph S. Kennedy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In anticipation of large numbers of battle casualties during World War II, the U.S. Army's Medical Department began a hospital construction program throughout the country in the early part of the war. Under this program, the Valley Forge General Hospital was built in Charlestown Township near Phoenixville. It opened on March 12, 1943. And from that date until 1950, it treated more than 60,000 GIs. "The facilities were excellent, my treatment was outstanding, and the food was good.
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July 11, 2000 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sitting in a wheelchair yesterday in St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, 12-year-old Greg Fox - his face a maze of stitches - recalled the terror of being attacked by two pit bulls in his East Frankford backyard. "I just thought I was going to die," said Greg, clutching a stuffed dog against his chest. "I was very scared. " The attack, about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the rear of the 2000 block of Margaret Street, required 80 stitches to repair the boy's face and other parts of his body, said Paul Glat, chief of plastic surgery at St. Christopher's.
NEWS
July 13, 2008 | By Lini S. Kadaba INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Children have always asked the darndest questions. As times have changed, however, kiddie queries have addressed ever more complex, sensitive issues, often at younger ages. It's enough to leave adults red-faced and tongue-tied. Now, answers can increasingly be found by the fistful in the form of picture books, illustrated read-alouds aimed at 4- to 8-year-olds. Cosmetic surgery? Obesity? Prison? Picture books tackle it all - though some librarians frown over the quality of certain offerings.
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April 19, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 34-year-old woman who defrauded women with the ruse of a fictitious hair show to pay for plastic surgery, apartment rent, a car loan, and Walmart shopping sprees was sentenced Friday in federal court in Philadelphia to 15 months in prison. Tamira Fonville of New York, and conspirator Ricardo Falana of Philadelphia deposited fraudulent checks in banks in the Philadelphia area, prosecutors said. Fonville pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and three counts of bank fraud.
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March 11, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Padge-Victoria Windslowe - the 43-year-old West Philadelphia woman with a dizzying array of names, personas and professions - was found guilty Monday by a jury in the 2011 death of a British dancer she injected with liquid silicone in an illegal buttocks-enhancement procedure. Windslowe, who testified for 21/2 days in her own defense, stood without apparent emotion - perfectly made up and dressed in black and white - as the jury rejected her claim that she had safely done thousands of silicone injections since 1995.
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March 2, 2015 | BY LARA WITT, Daily News Staff Writer wittl@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
PADGE-VICTORIA Windslowe, the self-proclaimed "Michelangelo of buttocks injections," testified yesterday on cross-examination that she had enhanced the butts of celebrities like model Amber Rose and had even been sought out by the likes of rapper Nicki Minaj. "Amber was like a walking billboard," she said. Windslowe, who goes by the stage name "Black Madam," explained that Philly-native Rose had come to see her for injections prior to her fame-days. She claimed that rapper Kanye West, who had dated the model, even once dropped Rose off for a procedure.
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December 24, 2014 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
I HAD THE Mutter Museum all wrong. And I'd bet a jar of human skin - which is apparently stored somewhere inside the museum and smells like Romano cheese - that I'm not alone. Ever since I moved to Philadelphia, the museum has always been a place that people have insisted was a must-see as they gleefully ticked off a long list of macabre displays: a two-headed baby floating in formaldehyde, the corpse of a woman called the "Soap Lady," diseased kidneys and livers and any number of anatomical medical oddities to make you go ewww . Gee, I thought, where do I sign up?
NEWS
November 28, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter Randall, 91, of Chestnut Hill, an innovator in the field of cleft palate surgery who brought his skills to patients in Philadelphia and abroad, died Sunday, Nov. 16, of a stroke at Foulkeways at Gwynedd, where he had lived for 15 years. Dr. Randall was chairman of the department of plastic surgery at both the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. According to a history of Penn's plastic surgery program, the field developed because of the need to treat soldiers suffering from battlefield wounds and burns in the wake of the two world wars.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2014 | BY MATT NESTOR, Daily News Staff Writer
UNLIKE well-known Philadelphia landmarks that bear such famous names as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, the Mutter Museum's namesake is a relatively mysterious fellow. Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter did not start or finish his life in Philadelphia, but during his 15-year tenure in the mid-1800s as professor of surgery at Jefferson Medical College, he was among the country's finest physicians - the city's first surgeon to use ethyl ether anesthesia and an early pioneer in plastic surgery.
NEWS
August 10, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jen: We hate plastic surgery! How many women in showbiz get plastic surgery by the time they're Jennifer Aniston 's age? Well Jen, 45, ain't one of them. She finds it disturbing to look at women who have had procedures. "I see them and my heart breaks. I think, 'Oh, God, if you only know how much older you look,' " Jen tells Yahoo Beauty Editor in Chief Bobbi Brown. Aging naturally is important both to Jen and her man, Justin Theroux . "I also have a fiancé who will put a gun to my head if I touch my face in any way," she says.
BUSINESS
January 21, 2014
Edward Chang has been elected partner, consumer financial services and commercial litigation, at Blank Rome L.L.P ., Philadelphia. He had been of counsel. Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. , Chicago, a professional-services firm focused on serving the leadership needs of organizations globally, has named Alyse Bodine as principal-in-charge of its Philadelphia office. Bodine also is a member of the firm's financial officers practice. The University of Pennsylvania alumna has been a principal with the firm for nearly 10 years.
SPORTS
December 26, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
What would they have done if they lost? The 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-24, Monday night in the last game at Candlestick Park and some San Francisco fans commemorated the event by filling a few of the city's jails. Police said they made 30 arrests during the game, and an additional 81 people were ejected. Most of the arrests were for public drunkenness, though one person was taken into custody on suspicion of trying to steal a seat from the stadium (just one?). Police had to take the miscreants to smaller lockups at district stations because the hoosegow became so full at one point, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
New haircuts have been sighted on Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence . . . . Josh Hutcherson , who got to kiss Lawrence in the forthcoming Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire , tells Cosmo mag, "She's a great kisser," and also says he himself is: "On a scale of one to 10, I could be in the upper nines. " Other Catching Fire star Liam Hemsworth , recovering Miley Cyrus fiance, told Jay Leno on Tuesday's Tonight Show that Lawrence is "an absolute maniac in the best way possible" on set. "[L]
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