“I’ve had three implants done: tummy tuck, lipo, and my lips injected, but it’s DEFINITELY not enough . . . I definitely, definitely, definitely want a face lift. I’m not gonna have this wrinkly sh!t.”
That’s pretty much Big Ang in a nutshell right there! With the addition of her Herman Munster laugh and the whole being a convicted felon and former cocaine dealer thing of course.
In further evidence of Big Ang being a good sport she provided the VH1 blog with a series of pictures of herself “through the years” – most of which show what Big Ang looked like before plastic surgery!
Renee Graziano Sued By Her Plastic Surgeon for $77Million
Renee Graziano of ‘Mob Wives’ continues on her plastic surgery roller coaster ride and hits a new low after being sued by her plastic surgeon…to the tune of $77Million!
Last year the 42-year old reality star went under the knife and had a full body lift, including a tummy tuck and butt lift. The procedure cost $30,000 and according to Renee, the surgery was botched and nearly killed her. Eight months after the initial body lift surgery, Renee found a new plastic surgery and went under the knife again to fix the damage and to get a Brazilian butt lift. According to Renee:
“There was a huge hole in my back so he grafted part of my stomach and then with all the fat left over he filled my rear end and I no longer have a tiny heinie!”
While, outspoken Renee has been gushing about the results she received from her latest plastic surgeon, she has also slammed the work that she had done by Dr. Andrew Klapper, the surgeon who performed the original body lift. In the lawsuit, Dr. Klapper claims that Renee has defamed him in several media interviews, which has resulted in a severe decline in business. The doctor also revealed that Renee refused to pay the $30,000 fee owed to him for performing the full body makeover.
Ms. Graziano, 43, the daughter of reputed Bonanno crime family consigliere Anthony (TG) Graziano of Huguenot, allegedly told media outlets she lost six pints of blood and underwent emergency treatment at Staten Island University Hospital.
Dr. Klapper, who denies any medical error, struck back with a $77 million defamation lawsuit against Ms. Graziano, VH1 and the show's producers. The action was filed in Brooklyn state Supreme Court.
Klapper was gashed recently when Justice Bernard J. Graham dismissed his case against VH1 and the producers. He said the Manhattan-based surgeon had signed a release barring him from suing those defendants.
"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."
The case against Ms. Graziano and a former employee of Dr. Klapper's was allowed to proceed. Court papers indicate Ms. Graziano is representing herself.
"We were both very disappointed, and we felt Judge Graham expanded dramatically the purpose of the appearance lease my client had signed," said Barry Levin, Dr. Klapper's Garden City, L.I.-based lawyer. "The judge gave these reality shows carte blanche to destroy people's lives."
According to court documents, the procedure was performed and filmed on June 27, 2011, in Dr. Klapper's office. He practiced on Staten Island at the time.
The operation cost anywhere from $30,000 to $40,000, according to published reports.
Ms. Graziano allegedly developed complications after Dr. Klapper removed a tattoo on her lower back and the skin couldn't be closed, said court records. Dr. Klapper ordered the TV cameras removed from the operating area.
What happened afterward is in dispute.
Ms. Graziano claimed to have bled badly, losing six pints, said court records. She said she required emergency medical treatment at University Hospital.
Dr. Klapper denied any wrong doing.
The surgery became part of the "Mob Wives" storyline and was discussed in the second season's first three episodes
Ms. Graziano said she had "flat-lined" and "almost died" and branded the experience a "plastic-surgery nightmare," said court documents.
"I went in beautiful and I came out ugly," published reports quote her as saying.
Ms. Graziano discussed the procedure on several other TV and radio programs and alleged medical negligence, said court filings.
Dr. Klapper maintained VH1 and the producers publicized the "knowingly false" statements in a campaign to boost ratings. Those statements, made on shows such as "Today" and "Anderson Cooper" months after surgery, formed the crux of the lawsuit, said Levin, Dr. Klapper's lawyer.
"He did not sue based upon anything that took place on the ("Mob Wives") show. He sued her for going on other shows and making those outrageous claims. It was all done at the behest of Weinstein," said Levin, referring to the Weinstein Company, which owns "Mob Wives." rights.
The judge, however, ruled the release Dr. Klapper signed allows the producers to use his appearance on the show "for advertising, publicity, marketing, promotional and commercial tie-in purposes."
"To a certain extent, he bargained for the chance for publicity with the possibility that the outcome may not be as he expected," the judge wrote.
He added there was no evidence VH1 or the producers intended to discredit or defame Dr. Klapper or had deliberately tried to destroy his practice.
Dr. Klapper also alleged Ms. Graziano filed a false complaint against him with the state Office of Professional Medical Conduct. Online agency records show no disciplinary action has been taken against the doctor.
Levin said the Professional Medical Conduct Office investigated Ms. Graziano's allegations and dismissed them.
Meanwhile, the judge couldn't resist a poke at reality-TV viewers.
"There does not seem to be a bottom to the viewing public's appetite for this brand of entertainment," he wrote.
Renee Graziano Shows Off New Butt After Surgery
“Mob Wives” star, Renee Graziano recently had plastic surgery on her butt and stomach, and is eager to show off the results…while grinding a stripper pole.
Renee went under the knife in July and had a tummy tuck and butt lift, which set her back nearly $30,000. Now that she is healed up from the surgery, she has decided to debut her new body in a pictorial in Mob Candy Magazine. The pictorial features Renee in a red mini dress, dancing around a stripper pole (once again proving that money and/or plastic surgery don’t exactly make you classier?). Personally, if I saw anything resembling Renee Graziano draped from a stripper pole in an actual club, I would immediately turn around and get the f out of there, but hey, that’s just me…
As for Renee’s newly “enhanced” body, she should have spent the money on a personal trainer. If she would just get off her (newly lifted) butt and lose some weight, she would probably be fairly attractive.