Arrests of opportunists providing black market cosmetic surgery procedures have raised awareness about the desperate demand for plastic surgery and the sharks who deal in it. A look at some of the more appalling cases.
On June 25, 2013, a judge rejected a plea deal in the case of transgender woman Ron Oneal Morris, who is facing charges of practicing medicine illegally. Morris allegedly posed as a doctor and administered a number of cosmetic butt injections. The injections contained Fix-a-Flat, mineral oil and super glue, and left the recipients ill and disfigured.
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Morris Garner, 53, who lives in Jackson, Miss., under the name Tracey Lynn Garner, has been charged with murder in the death of a Georgia woman, who police say went under the knife at Garner’s house to have her posterior enhanced with a silicone implant.
New Jersey woman Kasia Rivera, 35, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of reckless manslaughter in the death of Justin Street, 22. Street died in May 2011, the day after police say Rivera injected his penis with silicone.