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Aston Martin-driving TV cosmetic surgeon is SUSPENDED by regulator after gangster patient dies

A celebrity surgeon has had his medical licence suspended after two of his patients – including a bikie enforcer – died after he performed operations on them.

Dr William Mooney, 51, was working in Sydney’s affluent eastern suburbs, and claimed to be Australia’s ‘leading ear, nose and throat surgeon’.

In March, two of his patients died following surgery, and this month his registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency was suspended following a review, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

One of Dr Mooney’s patients was feared standover man and bikie associate Alex ‘Little Al’ Taouil, who died after undergoing surgery for sinus issues at East Sydney Private Hospital in December.

Aspiring pilot Pouya Pouladian, 24, suffered a huge brain bleed just two days after he underwent an operation for sleep apnoea performed by Dr Mooney at Strathfield Private Hospital in March. 

Dr William Mooney, 51, was working in Sydney’s affluent eastern suburbs, and claimed to be Australia’s ‘leading ear, nose and throat surgeon

In April, stripper Melissa Demaj sued Dr Mooney after receiving a nose job at a strip club in Melbourne where she was working

In April, stripper Melissa Demaj sued Dr Mooney after receiving a nose job at a strip club in Melbourne where she was working

His family later turned his life support off on March 3, the same day it emerged Taouil, 41, had died. 

Mr Pouladian had been working long hours at two jobs while training to become a pilot, and to support his mother and sister after the death of his father.

His mother Sisi said he had ‘many dreams’, and wanted to ‘do something for this country’.

Dr Mooney has denied any wrongdoing, and previously said in a statement he was ‘terribly sorry’ and that ‘each (death) was a tragedy… neither was caused by a complication in my procedure’. 

In April, stripper Melissa Demaj sued Dr Mooney after receiving a nose job at a strip club in Melbourne where she was working.

She claimed the only medical consultation she received before the procedure happened in the early hours of the morning at the club. 

‘That nose job literally destroyed my life,’ she said. 

Before his suspension, Dr Mooney was ordered not to perform procedures on the nasal cavity above and between the eyes as part of restrictions on his registration.

A Health Care Complaints Commission spokesperson said it had received ‘a number of complaints’ regarding Dr Mooney earlier this year.

Aspiring pilot Pouya Pouladian, 24, suffered a huge brain bleed just two days after he underwent an operation for sleep apnoea performed by Dr Mooney

Aspiring pilot Pouya Pouladian, 24, suffered a huge brain bleed just two days after he underwent an operation for sleep apnoea performed by Dr Mooney

Aston Martin-driving Dr Mooney is the founder of the Face Plus Medispa chain, which has clinics in Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach in the city’s east and in Bankstown in the west.

He claimed to be ‘Sydney’s Premiere Rhinoplasty Surgeon’. 

The AHPRA does not comment on specific cases, and has not disclosed why Dr Mooney was suspended.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the AHPRA and Dr Mooney for comment. 

Dr Mooney previously told Daily Mail Australia thousands of office workers were flocking to his Bondi clinic for a ‘lunch break nose job’, in which patients received injections to reshape their noses.

One of Dr Mooney's patients was feared standover man and bikie associate Alex 'Little Al' Taouil, who died after undergoing surgery for sinus issues. Pictured: A tattoo tribute to Taouil

One of Dr Mooney’s patients was feared standover man and bikie associate Alex ‘Little Al’ Taouil, who died after undergoing surgery for sinus issues. Pictured: A tattoo tribute to Taouil

‘I have a lot of people who come in with little irregularities or little bumps who want to reshape their nose quickly and without surgery,’ Dr Mooney said.

‘It takes about an hour and people often come in and go straight back to work. It’s a real ‘millennial nose job’ because that generation just craves immediacy and wants everything right away.’

Dr Mooney said he was performing about five nose jobs per day.  

‘I’ve had one girl come in, who was really beautiful but had this dent in her nose that I fixed straight away with the procedure. I also get a lot of Greeks, Italians and Oriental people wanting to alter their noses slightly,’ Dr Mooney said.

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