A plastic surgeon had a one night stand with a woman after he gave her a boob job – promising to bring her “sexiness back”.

Dr Renato Zaccheddu has been suspended and banned from treat patients for 12 months after had sex with the woman from his clinic.

The 48-year-old had been invited by the woman for a meal in a swanky steakhouse near his clinic as a “thank you” for the successful procedure

But afterwards the pair went back to his hotel for a bottle of red wine and sex.

Patient A – who is her 30s – later lodged a complaint against the doctor claiming he made her feel ''uncomfortable'' in their medical appointments.

She claims he was using them to get close her and the General Medical Council investigation found she suffered from depression, binge eating and body dysmorphia.

Dr Renato Zaccheddu had a one night stand with a woman

The Italian doctor had swapped intimate texts with the patient in which he said she was a ''beautiful girl'' and promised to give her, ''her sexiness back.’'

Zaccheddu who trained in Milan and who was working at the time at the privately run Transform clinic in Manchester admitted having sex with the woman - but claimed he was going through a ''difficult period'' in his life.

At the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service he was found guilty of serious professional misconduct was suspended from medical practise for 12 months.

The woman had refused to testify against the doctor claiming ''she did not want to get him into trouble.''

Dr Renato Zaccheddu promised to bring the woman her 'sexiness back'

Panel chairman Claire Sharp said: ''Patient A was a vulnerable patient whose vulnerability was demonstrated to Dr Zaccheddu through her deep distress and ‘begging’ him for help.

''The proper professional boundaries between patient and doctor were repeatedly breached by Dr Zaccheddu through the creation of an inappropriate emotional relationship, numerous inappropriate text messages for non-clinical purposes, and his actions in meeting Patient A socially and engaging in sexual intercourse with her.

''The evidence shows that there was an escalating pattern of breaches of the proper professional boundary between patient and doctor by Dr Zaccheddu.

“He abused the trust that Patient A placed in him as a doctor, which led to Patient A feeling unable to continue with him as her surgeon.''

Dr Renato Zaccheddu arriving at his MPTS tribunal hearing in Manchester

The Manchester hearing was told the woman had undergone breast augmentation surgery by another doctor.

Patient A claimed it was botched and she was left with a ''deformity.''

She consulted Dr Zaccheddu and urged him to correct the surgery and agreed to carry out a ''remedial'' operation.

But between May and July 2018, the pair exchanged texts in which he referred to her as ‘babe’ and ending them with kisses.

When she was admitted for surgery on July 15 2018 she said she felt uncomfortable whilst he carried out his pre-operative markings in her claiming he got ''too close to her'' by putting his hand on her lower back and pulling her towards him resulting in his face next to her stomach.

GMC lawyer Louise Kitchin said after the pair had sex she sent him a text message asking her not to contact him again – saying it would make her “uncomfortable”.

She added: “He recognised he had made a serious mistake meeting her socially and didn’t contact her again once she had asked him not to do so.''

Read More

Today's Top Stories

Kitchin went on: “Dr Zaccheddu abused the trust of a vulnerable patient, He was aware Patient A was distressed about her deformity and unhappy about her appearance.

“He failed to establish a clear boundary between his professional practice and his personal life and was aware of his growing attachment to Patient A.''

Zaccheddu, from Edgbaston, Birmingham, who has since attended a course of maintaining professional boundaries told the hearing: '''She was a really begging person and I had a human urge to help someone in difficulty.

“She had been feeling down and I tried to give her a little bit of confidence. She was a patient with a problem obviously she was a vulnerable girl but it wasn’t in my conscious mind.”

He will face a review hearing at a later date.