Mob Wives Star Renee Graziano is no stranger to plastic surgery. Most recently she turned to plastic surgeon Ayman Shahine to help reshape her derriere.
TMZ reports that Dr. Shahine liposuctioned fat out of 44-year old Renee Graziano’s buttocks and lower back in order to reshape her rear end. The doctor filmed the entire 2 hour procedure for a possible future reality show, which largely focuses on her rear end. During the procedure, Renee is awake and groggy when the doctor asks how she is doing.
Renee reports feeling fine and not having any pain or discomfort and compares the procedure to getting a back massage. She does however express concern about her “belly” because of her previous experience with plastic surgery, which went very wrong.
In the past, Renee had a tummy tuck and buttocks lift and was left with a lot of scar tissue and pain. Discussing the problem, Renee said, “I wake up every day in pain. There was a lot of scar tissue that was left inside. It’s painful. It’s very uncomfortable.”
In order to reduce her pain and get better results, Renee later sought out help from another plastic surgery to get the results she had wanted the first time around.
“The recovery was great. I was out in two days, whereas my first surgery took me four months to recover from. I am so happy with the results! I have the cutest little tush. I keep telling everyone to touch it,” she told RadarOnline.com.
However, Renee’s doctor did not like having his work called “botched” and sued the reality star after she called his work a ”plastic surgery nightmare” on the air.
Renee reportedly told the media that she lost great quantities of blood and had to go to the emergency room after her plastic surgery.
Dr. Klapper who performed the procedures sued Renee and the producers of the VH1 show for $77 million in a defamation lawsuit, which was dismissed by the judge.
According to the ruling, “Seemingly wildly popular, this genre [of TV show] offers opportunities for embarrassing and insulting participants and the more outlandish the conduct, the higher the ratings,” the judge wrote. “… The medical professional who agrees to participate in such as program does so with a certain amount of risk.
“While the potential benefit may be a boost in the doctor’s business from the exposure to the viewing audience, the risk is that he or she may be criticized or second-guessed and portrayed in an unflattering manner.”
Apparently Dr. Klapper removed a small tattoo from Renee’s back and she developed complications from an infection because the wound couldn’t be closed. It’s uncertain what transpired because the doctor ordered cameras to be removed from the operating room at that point.
Reports of the procedures Renee initially underwent cost around $30,000 to $40,000.
Considering Renee’s battle to recover from plastic surgery and her consequent legal issues, it seems surprising that the reality star would want to head back under the knife.