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Maxim Model -- Don't Screw with My Boobs

1/24/2009 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Maxim ModelJust because you give a girl implants doesn't mean you can do with them as you please ... assuming, of course, she had a boob job.

Hot Maxim cover girl Monica Hansen is suing a plastic surgeon for using pictures of her to advertise on his website. According to the lawsuit, Hansen claims her doc, Dr. Leonard M. Hochstein, splashed pictures of her all across his website without her permission.

We did a quick check of his site, www.lhochsteinmd.com ... no pictures of Hansen in sight anymore.

Truth be told ... the suit doesn't say if Dr. Hochstein did work on Hansen or whether she had a boob job at all. But here's our guess....

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Mandy    

Where's the story on 40 year old Molly Ringwald's twins? She's not due until August--so that makes her about 2 months along. Yet she already knows she is having one boy twin and one girl twin? In vitro plants anyone?

2006 days ago
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99centz    

very good job DR H.....id do the same thing...................

2006 days ago
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pamela    

Hmmm, looks like the same place that Katharine McPhee and Kellie Pickler got there boob jobs

2006 days ago
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LuLu    

White trash model..haha! She's fugly!

2006 days ago
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Jitesh Patel    

WHAT HAS BECOME OF SOCIETY WHEN A MODEL SUES A DR FOR USING HER PICTURE AS A SYMBOL OF BEAUTY SHE IS A PRICK , SHE COULD BE DOING MORE POSITIVE THINGS

2006 days ago
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Disgusting    

Plastic surgeons are slimy.

Maybe the lawyers and the doctors will destroy each other and do us all a favor.

2006 days ago
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DC123    

I WENT TO THIS PLASTIC SURGEON (HOSCSTEIN) HE IS LOCATED IN AVENTURA, FLORIDA, 5 MINUTES FROM WHERE I LIVE. I HAVE SEEN THIS WOMANS PICTURE UP IN HIS OFFICE ALONG WITH A COUPLE OTHER MODELS AND PLAYMATES.

2005 days ago
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jsstevens    

Most plastic surgeons have a disclaimer you sign that entitles them for the rights to use your photos to promote their services and business. It's fine print and you can sign it or negotiate with your surgeon for additional privacy. Which most celebrities and models do to protect their business. My take is that she didn't read the fine print before she got a model shoot, months later got a model shoot, and NOW is trying to sue for more money. Dumb. I beat she gets NOTHING.

2005 days ago
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Dorian    

Plastic surgeons are indeed "slimy".

The guy that 'lipo-sculptured' my sister (her choice, she's an adult, she can do what she wants - it's her money) used her fat as biofuel. In other words, he found a way to convert her belly grease into auto fuel. My hatt's off too him; My sis doesn't care about that issue, one way or the other.

Guy had to close his practice as he is being investigated by the state.

LOL: Beware - once you subject yourself to a plastic surgeon, frankly you have little or no choice of what the future holds.

BTW, my sis came out looking A-okay. She feels great and would do nothing different, even now, knowing what Dr. Bittner has done.

2005 days ago
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keefir1    

Hey Patricia..... Once again,you cannot resist any opportunity to demean Katharine!
You know darn well,Kat did not have a "boob job".
Please note,the dictionary also defines the word,"boob" as a stupid or foolish person....I'd say that fits you perfectly,PP!!

2004 days ago
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outraged    

If using unauthorized pictures is not bad enough, the good Dr. Hockstein is also using pictures of a DEAD centerfold, Elisa Bridges, who died about 2002. If he were really smart, he would only use images of dead people, who probably would not file suit.

2004 days ago
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Sarah Christiansen    

I cant believe what I am reading!!

I know Hochstein very well and I know for a fact, that him and Monica knows eachother and they have been friends for more than 10 years, He would never put pictures up on the site without Monica knowing it. Even on Hochsteins myspace, you will be able to find loving notes from Monica to Hochstein. If she never had met him, how come they have been writting eachother on myspace so many times??????

I have been a patient of Hochstein and he asked my permission before he used my pictures. He have always been very proffesional and a very good doctor.

I think maybe Monica needs Money and this is a weak attept to get it from Hochstein. I feel sorry for her, that she have to stab a friend in the back like that. Its disgusting!


From Sarah Christiansen

2002 days ago
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David    

If Dr. Hochstein was a really good dr. He would need good looking models to promote his work. His reputation would just speak for itself. The real good Docs like Dr. Novack and other really good plastic Docs, dont even have websites, but yet have operated on stars like Demi Moore. It seems like this Dr is using models fame to get ahead. He using a dead girls photos "Elisa " who died in 2002, just tells how much respect he has for models. There is things you just dont do. Ofcourse anyone knowing or being a friend of DR. Hochstein going to write what ever to protect him. He did the crime, not "Monica" . If they were good friends, why would he use her photos and take advantage of her? Friends do not do that. SORRY!!! He is also got in trouble for drugs in nightclub in Miami and hangs out with Escort "Madam" "Michele Braum" aslo known as "Nikki" who claims that every model in Hollywood has worked for her at one point including Paris Hilton according to her interview in "Rolling Stones" last yr . Michelle Braum was also arrested for drugs last Oct. Well here you got the perfect nice good hearted DR. with drugs and his friends using dead models pics and unthorized photos! Way to go Dr. Hochstein!!!

2001 days ago
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Wise    

Monica Hanson has filed suit against Dr. Hochstein in an effort to prevent him from using her name, and image without her permission to promote his plastic surgery business. Monica Hanson has spent her lifetime building a reputation and career as a well respected and greatly sought after professional model. Ms. Hanson earns a living by endorsing products and companies that she highly regards. Ms. Hanson zealously protects and defends her name and image from being used for any purpose without her consent, and especially when it is being used to promote businesses that Ms. Hanson does not support. Ms. Hanson’s lawsuit seeks to have Dr. Hochstein return any ill gotten gains he has received as a result of the use of her name and image. Dr. Hochstein does not, nor has he ever, obtained Ms. Hanson’s consent to use her name or image on his website. In fact Dr. Hochstein has used copyrighted images of Ms. Hanson without obtaining the copyright holder’s permission. Ms. Hanson has hired the law firm of Hall and Lim of Beverly Hills, California to pursue her claims against Dr. Hochstein

2001 days ago

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