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Allegations against plastic surgeon.

A Harley Street plastic surgeon molested a patient after he "dimmed the lights" in his surgery and asked her to dance to Julio Iglesias, a medical tribunal has been told.

Dr Mohammad Ali Jawad, 56, is alleged to have drunk vodka with the woman, who was attending for advice on her treatment for facial scars.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service Fitness to Practice hearing in Manchester was told that he then fetched two crystal glasses and asked the woman - referred to as patient A - to dance. He then lifted her off a chair, touched the top of her breasts with his hands and said, 'do you see me as a man or a surgeon?'

The woman also alleges that Dr Jawad asked if "she thought he was pretty" during the three-hour meeting at his surgery, Nip n Tuck, in Marylebone, central London.

Dr Jawad led the burns reconstruction surgery in the case of a model, Katie Piper, who was attacked with sulphuric acid on the command of her ex-boyfriend in 2008, causing horrific burns to her face and body.

His use of artificial skin and ground-breaking operations to restore her face led to international acclaim and he appeared on Channel 4 documentary "My Beautiful Face" to talk about his work.

Miss Piper, who now works as a television presenter, launched burns charity, The Katie Piper Foundation, of which Dr Jawad is a trustee, alongside Simon Cowell.

A hearing was told Jawad bragged to Patient A about his treatment of Miss Piper during a consultation on October 31, 2012.

It is alleged he showed her a YouTube clip on his laptop of his attendance at the Pride of Britain awards before he attempted to instigate sexual contact with the woman and offered her a job.

The patient, a former PA in her 30s, said she took a bottle of vodka to their consultation from her native Poland as a gift, but Dr Jawad opened it in front of her and brought out two shot glasses.

When he received a message from his next patient to say he could not attend, Dr Jawad, of south London, is alleged to have said: "F*** him before "gulping" down a shot of vodka.

After putting on the music, Dr Jawad was said to have lifted Patient A off her chair, massaged her neck, touched the top of both her breasts with his hands, put his legs around one of her legs causing it to be squeezed.

After the consultation, it is alleged he called her and asked her out for a drink.

Dr Jawad denies all the charges. The hearing continues.

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