An influencer has been ordered to pay one of many world’s prime plastic surgeons £40,000 in libel damages after she falsely claimed she was left ‘disfigured’ from her Brazilian butt-lifts.
Paulina Sobierajska is a longstanding affected person of Dr Alexander Amir Aslani, who runs a Marbella-based clinic and has beforehand labored in London and Manchester, and underwent three Brazilian butt-lift procedures at his fingers between 2018 and 2020.
Ms Sobierajska, who claimed in 2018 that Premier League footballer Alexis Sanchez supplied her £1,000 for intercourse, took to Instagram final 12 months to put up derogatory feedback about Dr Aslani, falsely claiming the surgical procedure ‘botched’ her physique.
She urged potential butt-lift prospects to keep away from the providers of the big quantity Brazilian butt-lift skilled, incorrectly alleging that she had been left ‘disfigured’ from the process.
Paulina Sobierajska (pictured) is a longstanding affected person of Dr Alexander Amir Aslan and underwent three Brazilian butt-lift procedures at his fingers between 2018 and 2020
Ms Sobierajska additionally criticised him on realself.com, a cosmetic surgery overview web site, falsely claiming that he had engaged in ‘gaslighting and manipulation’.
In the meantime, one other put up shared on a medical overview Instagram profile included a video that was seen not less than 470 occasions.
Dr Aslani, who has carried out greater than 14,000 operations, sued her for libel within the UK Excessive Court docket, on the idea that not less than 70 per cent of his purchasers are from Britain, so her feedback would have probably the most damaging affect on his enterprise there.
Earlier than the posts, she had by no means beforehand complained to Dr Aslani, or expressed dissatisfaction with the surgical procedures, and had in reality posted positively about him.
On Wednesday, Mr Justice Saini ordered Ms Sobierajska to pay £40,000 libel damages to the surgeon, slamming the ‘complete falsity of the allegations’ she made towards him.
The decide mentioned Ms Sobierajska, who boasts greater than 96,000 followers on Instagram, had travelled from her then-home within the UK for her surgical procedure, however is now not a everlasting resident there.
Ms Sobierajska (pictured) took to Instagram final 12 months to put up derogatory feedback about Dr Aslani, falsely claiming the surgical procedure left her physique ‘botched’ and ‘disfigured’
Dr Aslani sued her for libel within the UK Excessive Court docket and on Wednesday, Mr Justice Saini ordered Ms Sobierajska (pictured) to pay £40,000 libel damages to the surgeon
Her trendy social media accounts are suffering from glamorous posts from luxurious places together with Marbella, LA and Dubai, in addition to showcasing her glitzy visits to prime Mayfair golf equipment and resorts.
The decide mentioned the which means of her posts conveyed that the surgeon had ‘carried out grossly negligent therapy which different surgeons refuse to treatment and that it’s seemingly he’ll critically injure and even kill his sufferers’.
Giving his judgement, Mr Justice Saini mentioned: ‘The defendant paid for the primary two surgical procedures and the third was carried out freed from cost, as a gesture of goodwill.
‘The defendant had developed a fame as an advocate of Brazilian Butt Lifts and accordingly followers had been more likely to have an lively curiosity in this kind of surgical procedure and in some circumstances, within the claimant himself.’
He mentioned one in all Ms Sobierajska’s 4 offending posts acknowledged ‘to the women who’re following me as a result of they wish to go to my earlier surgeon*DON’T DO IT’, while one other slammed the three rounds of surgical procedure she acquired as ‘unsuccessful’.
The decide mentioned Dr Aslani, who has round 1,200 sufferers every year, named six potential purchasers who didn’t proceed with surgical procedure partly due to Ms Sobierajska’s ‘marketing campaign’ towards him.
He deemed her posts unfair and libelous, including: ‘Based mostly on the above issues, in my judgment it may be readily inferred that the publications had been capable of acquire traction shortly and may have been seen by a considerable variety of viewers within the quick time after they had been revealed and within the months after for these which remained accessible.’
Mr Justice Saini mentioned the influencer’s posts triggered the surgeon ‘damage and misery’ and ordered her to pay £40,000 in damages ‘to mirror and sign the full falsity of the allegations’.
Earlier than the posts, the influencer (pictured) had by no means beforehand complained to Dr Aslani, or expressed dissatisfaction with the surgical procedures, and had in reality posted positively about him
The decide mentioned Dr Aslani had named six potential purchasers out who didn’t proceed with surgical procedure partly due to Ms Sobierajska’s (pictured) ‘marketing campaign’ towards him
Ms Sobierajska can be more likely to face an enormous authorized prices invoice on prime of the £40,000 damages after shedding the case.
Three years in the past, the influencer claimed former Arsenal footballer Alexis Sanchez supplied her £1,000 for intercourse.
She claimed that the Chilean soccer star, 32, chatted her up in a bar earlier than taking her again to his flat in Kensington, the place he carried out a striptease as they sipped on luxurious champagne.
She mentioned the Chilean striker propositioned her whereas she was out consuming in Mayfair’s Novikov Bar after sending a buddy to ship a message to her.
Ms Sobierajska alleged he had requested ‘how a lot it could price to make like to me’ and claimed he gave her £1,000 in £20 notes and his tackle earlier than he left the bar.
She mentioned it sparked a five-month interval wherein she visited his flat 4 occasions, the place he would ship her sleazy messages complimenting her blonde hair and curves.