Okay this is not a typical Killers Without Conscience entry. There’s no pre-planned shooting and poisoning as such (although most definitely slicing and dicing). With the cosmetic surgery craze that has swept North America as of late, I thought it would be prudent to investigate these procedures and see how much risk people actually undergo for the sake of beauty.
Naturally, the black market was a good starting point. These so-called “surgeons”, “doctors”, “nurses,” “experts,” or whatever they call themselves, are utterly amoral. Some of the materials used to inject and implant into patients/victims include:
- window caulking
- spoiled botox
- industrial silicone
- rubber tubing
- foam rubber
- low-grade filler injections
- super glue
- plastic beads
- mineral oil
- flat tire sealant
Why, you may ask, do people opt for these bizarre materials inserted and injected by unqualified “doctors?” They usually don’t. Most people don’t know that the silicone being injected into their bodies is industrial silicone – the type you buy at a home renovation store. They have no idea that foam rubber and sponges are being inserted into their bodies. Above all, they don’t ask about the “doctor’s” qualifications: no inquiry into medical school credentials, no inquiry as to whether or not the doctor is part of an accredited college.
In Ontario for instance, a medical doctor has to be registered with the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons. A plastic surgeon worth his or her salt would also be registered with the Royal College of Plastic Surgeons of Canada. It should raise a huge red flag if the “medic” doesn’t appear on either register.
Sometimes these “surgical” procedures are performed in beauty salons. Somehow cosmeticians get certified to do injects of all sorts into people’s bodies. Seriously. “Pumping parties” are held in hotel rooms where a group of people all get injections in one evening. I suppose there are group discounts available. It doesn’t get much sicker than that. A notorious case in Philadelphia ended earlier this month with the murder conviction of a madam-turned-faux cosmetic surgeon.
Why do people choose these unsafe avenues for self-improvement? It’s all about the bucks, naturally. Black market procedures are only a fraction of the cost of the real thing, hence the reason the materials cannot be trusted and aren’t from a reliable source. The same is true of the people conducting the “surgeries.”
I call these people killers because many victims have died from these procedures. Once, I saw a 1,000 Ways to Die episode, where a woman received botox from a doctor who visited her home. It was cheaper than the regular stuff and she didn’t want anyone to know she was getting it (whatever). Later that evening she went into her hot-tub, became paralyzed, slipped beneath the water and drowned. The good doctor had injected her with a spoiled batch of botox, paralyzing her and ultimately killing her.
What kind of person is capable of performing these atrocities on people (aside from Nazis)? Clearly, they lack a conscience. They lack empathy. They lack concern for others. In short, they are psychopaths or the next closest thing to it.
Big butts seem to be the order of the day, particularly since that silly song “Baby Got Back” (ick) hit the airwaves in the early 1990s. One Dallas woman, Wykesha Reid, 34, died in a beauty salon after receiving “buttocks injections” to enlarge her buttocks. Police charged two salon workers for not being licensed for the injection procedure. Reid received either hydrogel injections or liquid silicone injections to enlarge her booty. Liquid silicone is not approved for many uses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, so most doctors won’t perform buttocks injections. Women who were customers of the salon told the newspaper received hydrogel injections that were sealed with Super Glue. Doses were sold for $300 or $500.
A beautiful, young woman, Suyima Torres, 28, died the day she received $2,300.00 butt implants. The “medical” clinic’s owner, Ruth Planas, accompanied Torres to the hospital. She refused to release the surgeon’s name who had worked on Torres. The surgeon fled the country after Torres’ death. Perhaps the most notorious case is that of Shatarka Nuby, a 31-year-old mother, who died after a black market “nurse”, transgender woman Oneal Ron Morris, the “toxic tush,” injected her behind with Fix-a-Flat. Her hips and behind were left grotesquely enlarged and misshapen. Morris was charged with manslaughter for Nuby’s death.
Aside from Nuby’s death, Morris also disfigured a woman named Rajee Narinesingh, by injecting a cement-like substance into her face. Narinesingh claimed: “I got injections in my face and my hips and my buttocks and initially I was fine. But then the nightmare started,” she said, according to the Mirror. “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.” Narinesingh spent years avoiding the dating scene until she began receiving monthly corrective treatments by a licensed surgeon. The sole compliment she received from a man in several years was that she looked like a “sexy dragon.”
There are worst things than being a sexy dragon. A dead sexy dragon, I should imagine.