There are numerous benefits to getting a cosmetic procedure, most importantly improving your self-confidence. But before you ever step foot inside an operating room, it’s imperative that you’ve done your research (both on the procedure and the doctor) and know that your surgeon has board certification. While not everyone who’s skipped these steps has had disastrous results, that wasn’t the case for a transgender woman named Rajee Narinesingh. The 46-year-old Miami resident was a victim of Oneal Ron Morris, an unlicensed “doctor” who specialized in black market injections using tire inflator and cement.
RealSelf caught up with Dr. John J. Martin to get the story on these illegal fillers, including what really happens to your body when you use them, the process it takes to remove them, and the possible life-threatening results.