The gynecologist turned celebrity plastic surgeon who pumped up the caboose of “Mob Wives” star Renee Graziano is a butt butcher, according to state authorities who accuse him of 29 instances of negligence, incompetence, fraud and other wrongdoing.
A state oversight board charged Dr. Ayman Shahine in his treatment of eight patients, including performing liposuction on a 34-year-old woman without first checking blood-test results that showed she was pregnant.
He took fat out of her abdomen, back and inner thighs and transferred some to the woman’s rear end, but “falsely documented” the amount of fat he removed, the state alleged. State laws limits how much fat can be extracted during liposuctions outside of a hospital.
Another case involved a 65-year-old woman who had “extensive surgery” to replace her breast implants, a procedure Shahine performed in his midtown office without monitoring the women’s vital signs or documenting blood loss, according to state documents.
Shahine is also accused of doing “unncecessary and invasive” tests on three women at his Brooklyn OB-GYN practice.
None of the patients are identified, and the outcome of their cases are not disclosed in the statement of charges publicly issued this month by the state Board for Professional Medical Conduct. The board will now hold a hearing, and if the charges are substantiated, Shahine’s license could be suspended or revoked.
Shahine, 54, started as an OB-GYN in Brooklyn and later opened the NY Beauty Surgeon office on West 34th Street. New York law allows any MD to do cosmetic surgery.
Shahine reshaped Graziano’s behind by sucking out fat from other parts of her body and putting it in her butt, all without anesthesia, according to a video clip posted online.
“A little discomfort but nothing to write home about. It’s good,” Graziano is seen telling Shahine during the procedure.
“I wanted more ass so I went to Dr. Shahine,” she said during a 2014 interview.
Shahine also worked on singer Tameka “Tiny” Harris and Nya Lee of VH1’s “ Love & Hip Hop: New York,” according to his web site.
Fifteen women have sued Shahine for malpractice since 2013.
Manhattan resident Lisa Pressman alleges the she landed in intensive care after developing an infection from her July 2014 Brazilian butt lift, according to a 2015 malpractice complaint against Shahine which was later settled.
Pressman alleges Shahine did not put on gloves, a mask or a gown during the procedure and used his cell phone during the surgery.
Pressman was in septic shock with a bacterial infection, pain and respiratory failure when she was admitted to the hospital, court papers charge. She spent five weeks there.
Shahine’s lawyer, Douglas Nadjari, said he was not familiar with Pressman’s case and that she was not part of the charges before the state.
“He’s a good doctor. He’s an excellent surgeon. He has a fabulous font of medicine and we’re confident that he’ll be exonerated,” said Nadjari.