The reality TV show Real Housewives of Miami on the Bravo network revolves around drama and gender stereotyping. The show portrays rich women as “rich, pampered, dependent and hateful towards each other.”
Well, controversy has spread to the personal life of one of the show’s former stars, Lisa Hochstein. Hochstein’s husband, “legendary” Miami celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Lenny Hochstein, is being sued for medical malpractice by his former patient Jennifer Geci.
In court documents filed by Geci’s lawyer, Geci alleges Hochstein failed to perform her surgery adequately, causing damage to her groin and labia that “altered and deformed [her] genitalia
Geci’s lawyer writes that Geci “…suffered disability…physical impairment…mental pain and suffering.” Geci is asking for $50,000 in punitive damages against Hochstein who is known as the “Boob God.”
The plastic surgeon maintains his innocence. “I take the other allegations seriously and look forward to my day in court so that I can clear my reputation,” he said in documents.
Geci’s lawsuit isn’t the first for Hochstein. Additional former patients are suing him. Luz Del Alba alleged Hochstein’s incompetence caused her to suffer large open wounds and reduced range of motion after the Dr. performed thigh and arm lift procedures.
In 2019, Christine Wilson filed a lawsuit saying Hochstein botched her breast augmentation, breast lift and liposuction surgeries. Her lawsuit alleges “a metal surgical needle” was left in her body.
Wilson is asking $15,000 or more due to “extreme mental and emotional pain and suffering,” in addition to “significant medical bills and expenses.” In past interviews, Hochstein noted he has never been the subject of lawsuits in 31 years as a plastic surgeon.
The Hochstein’s had faced legal problems for “loud music” complaints” when they threw parties at their home. Once they were ticketed a $5,000 bill for a noise complaint, and since this year they have received $11,250 in fines.
The Real Housewives consist of several reality TV series. Viewers have unlimited access to how wealthy women deal with daily problems, including interpersonal relationships, money management, and romantic love.
The Real Housewives franchise aired in 2006, and due to its success, the show has expanded into New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, D.C., Beverly Hills, Potomac, Dallas, and Salt Lake City. International versions of the show are broadcast by several television channels worldwide. The show averaged 4.5 million viewers.