Rajee R. Narinesingh, 46, has always felt displaced in her own body, so in 2005 she made the decision to get proactive about changing her appearance. Born a man, Narinesingh decided on a series of breast, butt, cheek, and lip augmentations that would most certainly change her appearance, but not for the better. It took even more plastic surgery operations to gain Narinesingh's confidence back and help her put the unfortunate nickname “cement face” behind her.
"I got injections in my face and my hips and my buttocks and initially I was fine. But then the nightmare started,” Narinesingh told the Mirror Online. "It first felt like a huge boil on the side of my face and then it kept getting bigger and bigger as the day went along. It got really painful and then suddenly green pus exploded out of my face and onto the mirror. It was green and yellow and mixed with blood. It was terrible. Sometimes I wake up in bed in the middle of the night and I ask myself: 'What have you done?'”
Narinesingh had become another unfortunate victim of the infamous black market plastic surgeon, Oneal Ron Morris. Morris, who like many of her patients is a transgender female, received 366 days in jail this past January after she admitted to practicing medicine without a license. Narinesingh ended up paying Morris $100 per session, amounting to $3,000 over the course of 10 months for the phony surgeon's own deadly cocktail of Fix-a-Flat, Super Glue, and mineral oil. The result of the botched procedure would soon turn into Narinesingh's nightmare.
Aside from the visible trauma Morris’ concrete-like filling substance left on Narinesingh's face and body, the already self-conscious transgender women now suffered from post-traumatic stress, depression, and agoraphobia. It got to the point where Narinesingh refused to leave her house and was even too embarrassed to report the botched plastic surgery to authorities. Thankfully, a ray of hope shined through in the form on Dr. John Martin from the Coral Gables Cosmetic Reconstructive Surgery in Miami.
Working completely free of charge, Martin began administering softening infections to alleviate the areas where Morris’ faux treatment had deformed Narinesingh's appearance. This combined with laser therapy has finally started to reverse the damage left by her life-changing, botched procedure. Although Martin says Narinesingh will need a few more months of injections before the inflammation in her breast and buttocks can sufficiently subside, the self-proclaimed “cougar” says her confidence is already back and her love life is doing even better.
"For years I was too ashamed and embarrassed to face dating,” Narinesingh told the Mirror. “Now I'm feeling more confident and with a good bit of makeup I can achieve somewhat of an exotic look. Recently this guy said that being with me is like being with a sexy dragon. I didn't know whether to slap him or kiss him."