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Plastic Surgeon Dr Olivier Branford Struck Off for Having Sex with Vulnerable Patients

Plastic Surgeon Dr Olivier Branford Struck Off for Having Sex with Vulnerable Patients

A top plastic surgeon has been struck off for having sex with three vulnerable patients who came to him for breast procedures.

Medscape UK

Olivier Branford, 49, showered the women with compliments before bedding them at his private clinic.

The married father-of-three also sent them sexually explicit messages, which included naked photos of himself, and shared details of his sexual fantasies.

He had sex with one woman at the Cadogan Clinic, in Chelsea, West London, after telling her she was "beautiful" and that he "loved her body".
Cambridge-educated Branford bedded another woman – behind her husband's back – after saying her new breasts were "perfect" and he wanted to "oil them up" and put them on his Instagram page.

He had sex in "multiple positions" with a third patient at the clinic while she was still recovering from breast surgery, despite it not being clinically advisable.

Admitted Charges
Branford admitted 14 of the 18 charges against him when he appeared at a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) misconduct hearing in November last year.

Two of the remaining four charges were later found proved.

The tribunal reconvened last week, when Branford's fitness to practise was found to be impaired, and decided on Monday to erase him from the medical register. It previously heard how Branford encouraged an "emotional attachment" with all three women so he could have sexual relationships with them between 2019 and 2020.

One woman – known as Patient A – went to his clinic and told him she "hated the way she looked" and that her large breasts were causing her back and shoulder pain and self-esteem issues. He responded by sending her a WhatsApp message saying he could "fix her and make her love her body".

They exchanged further messages via Instagram and WhatsApp, with Branford complimenting the woman about her figure and the way she looked. Over time, the messages became more flirtatious, with Branford telling the woman that he "loved her body" and that "he wanted her to become his muse" so he could paint her.

Sexual Fantasies
In other messages, he described sexual fantasies which included them "French kissing" and touching and stroking each other, and he admitted pleasuring himself when he thought of her. Branford sent the woman a photo of his penis and begged her to be his "secret lover", and they later had sex twice at his clinic after he used oil to massage her breasts and in between her legs.

He sent a second patient – Patient B – sexually explicit messages, telling her: "I am French, so sensuality is good. You are very desirable and sexy."

The pair shared and acted out sexual fantasies, which included phone sex, and he sent her a naked selfie, which included his penis, and she responded: "Oh my gosh! Beautiful. Enormous."

After they had sex at his clinic, her feelings towards him then changed because it was no longer "special between them".

Branford had sex with a third patient – Patient C – after she underwent a breast enlargement.

He flirted with her during an initial consultation and gave her his phone number, and then 'liked' sexy photos of her on her Instagram page – one showing her in the back of a taxi wearing lingerie and thigh-high boots – and described her as "elegant".

After her surgery, the woman told him she had the "best t****** in London" and he admitted to peeking at her tummy while she was under the anaesthetic, "but he'd wanted to look lower".

Believed Woman Was a 'Praying Mantis'
They later had sex in multiple positions at his clinic, despite him knowing it wasn't "clinically advisable" for a patient to do so for at least two weeks following breast surgery. But Branford claimed that unlike the two other patients, he never encouraged an improper emotional attachment with Patient C, and she was just as eager to have sex with him and was "up for it straight away".

He also agreed with a social media post which described her as a "praying mantis who f**** men and eats them alive".

The Cadogan Clinic were contacted for comment.

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