Butt Butcher Of 34th Street: Plastic Surgeon Charged
Recently, four women claimed that they also became victims of a celebrity plastic surgeon dubbed the Butt Butcher of 34th Street.
The New York Surgeoan, Dr. Ayman Shahine, 54, who turned plastic surgeon has been sued for malpractice 15 times since 2013.
Now 12 women allege mistreatment by the doctor who they say talked on his cellphone during surgeries, suggested wrapping themselves in yoga mats for treatment and kept them waiting three days in the waiting room.
The plastic surgeon has been charged with 29 counts of negligence, fraud and incompetence.
One of the patient even went up on the reality TV show ‘Botched’ to correct the tummy tuck turned liposuction butt injections by Dr. Shahine that left her deformed.
Dr. Ayman Shahine, 54, has been charged with 29 counts of negligence, fraud and incompetence
Connie Zuniga, 29, appeared on reality TV show ‘Botched’ to correct the work Dr. Shahine had done
Doctors Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif were appalled by the Shahine’s work
The patient, named, Connie Zuniga, 29, told the ‘Botched’ plastic surgeons in an episode that Shahine suggested removing the fat during her liposuction and pumping it all into her butt because throwing it away would be a ‘hassle’.
The doctors Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif said he must have done that to save money as throwing away fat is expensive.
The patient then added that the doctor directed her to swaddle herself in a yoga mat with a book placed on each side of her rear end.
‘This is the most preposterous story in regards to medical treatment and surgery that I ever heard of in my entire life,’ Nassif said in the episode.
The New York Post, reported that Elizabeth Sanchez was rushed to the hospital during her liposuction operation after the doctor injected her with lidocaine, a number agent, in about 50 places leaving her throat to close.
The surgery involves removing fat from other areas of the body and injecting it into a person’s rear end
In 2014, a 45-year-old woman waited three days at Shahine’s office because she had already paid $5,500 and was told she couldn’t get a refund.
She then said that she decided to go through with the procedure after seeing singer K. Michelle come into the office for a consultation.
‘You figure that somebody famous is coming in, you’re going to automatically assume that he’s a great doctor,’ the patient said.
She called the results ‘horrible’.
The plastic surgeon is also the doctor behind Mob Wives star Renee Graziano’s massive butt boost. He has worked on singer Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris and Nya Lee of VH1’s ‘ Love & Hip Hop: New York,’ according to his web site.
Shahine performed the surgery on Graziano without any anesthesia
Initially, the plastic surgeon started as an OB-GYN in Brooklyn, but due to a loophole in New York state law he was able to open the NY Beauty Surgeon office in Manhattan. New York state law allows any doctor to perform cosmetic procedures, even without an anesthesiologist or a nurse.
The New York Post reported that, in one of his case, the doctor allegedly performed liposuction on a 34-year-old woman without first checking blood-test results that showed she was pregnant.
She had a ‘Brazilian butt lift’, a technique of Shahine’s own invention. He removed fat from her abdomen, back, and inner thighs and injected it into her rear end, but allegedly ‘falsely documented’ the amount of fat removed.
New York State law limits how much fat can be removed at locations other than a hospital.
Another patient, Lisa Pressman, a woman from Manhattan, claimed that she spent five weeks in intensive care due to septic shock after a butt lift gone wrong in 2014, according to a 2015 malpractice complaint which has been settled.
She alleged that the surgeon did not use gloves, a mask or a gown during the surgery and was on his cell phone during the procedure.
A video clip of the procedure of Mob Wives star Renee Graziano’s butt lift shows that it was performed without any anesthesia.
‘A little discomfort but nothing to write home about. It’s good,’ Graziano is seen telling Shahine during the surgery.
‘I wanted more ass so I went to Dr. Shahine,’ she said during a 2014 interview.
If the board can substantiate the 29 charges, Shahine’s license will be suspended or revoked.
The NY Beauty Surgeon office is located in the midtown neighborhood of Manhattan