Fake plastic surgeon "enhanced" patient's butt with tire-sealant injection

A Florida man woman called Oneal Ron Morris has been arrested for performing dangerous cosmetic surgeries of his her own devising, injecting his her "patient" with a cocktail of tire-sealant, cement, and glue to "enhance" the patient's bum. The victim has developed an MRSA infection and pneumonia.

Pictured here, Ms Morris (bold and strikethrough above represent corrections due to an early mistake with pronouns).

“They agreed on the price of $700 for the procedure, which was intended for cosmetic purposes,” Bamford said.

What the woman got for her money was a series of injections containing a bizarre concoction of cement, super glue, mineral oil and Fix-A-Flat tire inflator and sealant, police said.

Bamford said that the procedure was conducted not in a clinic, but in a residential setting in Miami Gardens, and that shortly after the substance was injected into the woman’s body she developed what Bamford termed “severe complications.”

Man Arrested for Boosting Butts With Cement, Fix-A-Flat


  1. Her bums?  No one has more than one bum Cory… *checks picture*… Okay, some people have more than one bum.

  2. Someone needs a really good horsewhipping. That idiot could have killed that young lady.

    If no one else is available, I volunteer to handle the whip. Persons who take advantage of the gullibility  and innocence of others deserve to have painful things done to them. Forever.

  3. Um, just to be clear, the person in the picture is the unlicensed practitioner, not the patient, according to ABC news.

  4. Just to be clear: that’s not the victim’s photographs above.  It’s Mr. Morris.

    I also want to say “See what happens when you have government-run single-payer medicare?”, but that would be trolling.  So I won’t. 

  5. The article doesn’t say what happened to the patient in question. maybe she is still missing, but I’m curious and concerned about her. I mean, what ARE the consequences of cement injections?

    1. I mean, what ARE the consequences of cement injections?

      Researchers are attempting to aggregate the data and expect to have some concrete results soon.

  6. Did you read this piece in the NYT?  It’s about a similar practice — in this case, the use of silicone injections directly to the buttocks and hips — to achieve the same effect.

    I feel so, so badly for the people whose lives are ruined (and, in some cases, ended) by these butchers.

  7. as what other mentioned … the pics are not of the victim, but(t) of the ‘doctor’. In other press releases it is also pointed out that s/he is a transgender person (which I have no problem with) … but where does this idea of ‘beauty’ comes from … I am more wondering … 

    It gives the song ‘I like big butts’ a whole new meaning!!! (and not in a good way) 

  8. So the flanks in the photo are the intended result the patient envied?

    I’m all for transhumanist body mods, but when making the decision to become the Hive Queen it’s probably a good idea to sober up for at least a few hours and make sure your doctor isn’t the octomom. Or Shelob.

        1. Oh, forgot to add:
          See, this is why you’all should have socialized medicine AND have that socialized medicine pay for gender reassignment treatment.

  9. Is it normal for them to zoom out for an ass-shot on the perp? If so, is that ‘doc’ practicing what he/she preaches? That is quite a caboose. 

    In any case, people who would go to that beast for beauty consultations should probably go see a doctor who’ll make them lie down on a couch and look at ink-blots.

  10. I’m seeing a nice cross-promotional opportunity here… 

    In next months ‘MAKE Magazine’:  10 DIY at home beauty hacks!Steampunk-inspired fanny implants! Laser-print your new abs! Permanent implant makeup apps! Arudino-controlled breat implants! etc., etc.  

  11. I like how the article points out “fat grafts usually work well for butt augmentation.”  Well if it’s one thing that America has it’s plenty of fat.  If someone wants some of mine I’ll give it away as long as we aren’t doing this out back of the Wal-Mart, in a hotel room, or other non-licensed medical facility.  One man’s junk is another person’s junk in the trunk.

  12. Our good Doctor here should try using “Great Stuff”  -foaming building insulation in a can. 

    It’s from Dow Chemical, so you KNOW it’s good for you :)

  13. Whoa, Boing Boing! I agree this “doctor” should be locked up, but don’t you think this post is a bit transgender-phobic? If there’s one blog the GLBT community wouldn’t have to worry about in terms of scornful sarcasm, I’d have thought Boing Boing would be it. Damn.

    1. There’s nothing scornful or sarcastic in Cory’s post.  It’s just reporting the facts.   The fact that the perp might be a transgender person is irrelevant to the story, and not even mentioned (correctly).  I don’t think someone should get a “free pass” in this blog just because they happen to be transgender, do you?

    2. Come on, I don’t think Cory’s post is anything-ist – except stupidist, and being anti-dumb is what BB is proactively about, no? Injecting that kind of stuff into yourself or others is not wholly smart, or safe.  No accident that Oneal Morris is an anagram for Serial Moron….

      1. As Bill Maher explains about Sarah Palin, “I don’t mock her because she’s a woman, I mock her because she is dumb”…

    3. I’m really not seeing the transgender scorn. I do see the sarcastic mocking, but that’s due. (and the crossed out text is what Cory does to show edits when he’s been mistaken)

    4. Actually it appears to me that the boingboing post was attempt to correct the transphobia present in the original article. However it seems that rather than just correcting the pronouns, the blogger felt the need to make a show of it, possibly to exhibit just how progressive they are.

      1. Actually it appears to me that the boingboing post was attempt to correct the transphobia present in the original article. However it seems that rather than just correcting the pronouns, the blogger felt the need to make a show of it, possibly to exhibit just how progressive they are.

        That’s our normal way of correcting anything more substantial than a typo.

        In this case, the source article was almost incomprehensible.

    5. Why is this boingboing post transgender-phobic (sincere question)?

      It looks to me like he copied the original information from the blog which identified the fake doctor as a man, and then updated the post after the blog updated theirs.  When I read the original article I was confused by the picture because the text identified the doctor as a man, and that is a woman. Furthermore that woman’s behind looks like something horrible has happened to it, so I assumed it was one of the victims.  It took me a while, even with the phrase “born a man” to reconcile.  When I read a post with “identifies as a woman” I don’t know what that means. One can identify as a woman without having gone through any physical changes, for instance. Anyway just my confusion. 

      Now, if the article on boingboing had always had the strike-through then I’d get your point. I just assumed it didn’t and when the blog updated after having referred to the doctor consistently as a man then boingboing did too.

      I do think though, that it has to be clarified that the woman in the picture is the “doctor” and not the victim. Holy crap!

  14. Rolling, rolling, rolling 
    Though the hips are swollen 
    Keep them buttocks rolling 

    Don’t bother to inflate ’em 
    let tyrefoam percolate ’em 
    Soon they’ll be swingin’  high and wide

  15. What is sad is that people go to such lengths because they find it difficult to be happy with who they are.  Of course a culture that glamorizes body modification in the form of cosmetic surgery wouldn’t have anything to do with it, would it?

  16. “,,,Your ears you keep, and I’ll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, “Dear God, what is that thing?” will echo in your perfect ears.”

  17. to those above who don’t get it; the strikethroughs on the text in Cory’s post are what imply condemnation and scorn. whether intentional or not they read here as a way of saying “here’s the real gender signifier and here’s gender the signifier that i have to use to appear to be using civil discourse.”
    imagine the above with quotation marks rather than strikethroughs and you might get my point. whether strikethroughs were originally meant to be used in this way or not they have taken on the meaning of a double reading in the last few years.

    in all the articles i’ve read on this in the last couple of days the term transgender was used in the first paragraph and then never mentioned again so i find it hard to believe that anyone could have come to this story with the assumption that Oneal Morris was male. 

    1. Are you serious about the articles not affording any gender confusion? Did you read the linked article titled “Man Arrested for Boosting Butts with Cement, Fix-A-Flat?” Did you notice that, beyond the title, it exclusively refers to the offending party as a man? Granted, that article is fairly trans-phobic, and a careful reading explains what’s up with the photo and the “doctor,” but rail on the article instead of the summary here.

      1. I’m sure that he wasn’t implying that, but I’m also sure that I did a double-take and had to remind myself that this is standard error procedure here. He would do better to add an EDIT: note at the bottom, explaining either the original mistake with no strike-throughs, or explaining the strike-throughs.

  18. So can we assume from the photos that the process worked at least once without requiring a butt-ectomy?  If the good doctor is able to create a calling card this way, I’m pretty impressed that she is 1 for 2 in using this concoction.

  19. Thank heavens none of the trans people I know are so hypervigilantly PC as many of the comments here. If you’re looking for problems, you’ll find them, but I refuse to believe Cory intended some cruelty through his edits, which are fully consistent with the (much appreciated) strikethrough correction habit of BoingBoing contributors. 

    I choose instead to vilify the woman injecting cement into other people’s bodies.

  20. The problem is that strikethroughs are used in two different ways: (1) to actually make corrections, and (2) to mock the subject by pretending to have made a correction. But without the proper context, it can be difficult to tell which purpose is actually intended.

        1. My comment doesn’t say only long time readers count, or that they count more. In fact it doesn’t say anything about the readers, just the fact that BB is a very characteristic environment, and one of those characteristics is friendliness towards people of all gender/sex/plumbing combinations. 

          Sure, a first-time reader might not know that. But that’s just life. They could take five minutes to check out the blog and see what the atmosphere is. I always do that before commenting in an unknown place, just so my guesses can be a tad more educated.

          1. A first-time reader will definitely not know, but you seem to be saying that five minutes through this blog would change that opinion, which loops even one-day readers unto your ‘Everyone understands already’ loop. I disagree.

            I didn’t get that idea until I’d been reading for over a year, because the topic doesn’t come up often, and assholes show up in every thread and are not always shut down. Even now, I would not say that BB has a good handle on trans friendliness; only that they have good intentions and learn from their mistakes. (Which is amazing!)

            My post had nothing to do with my commenting or what you think are your educated guesses, as this has to do with what the post says, and not what the comments say. Many people have seen this post without commenting. In fact, I waited much longer than you did to post for the first time, as I usually do. (Several years, in fact, because I had some problems registering with the pre-Disqus system.) In my opinion, five minutes is not nearly long enough to become familiar with a blog or it’s community.

  21.  You know, I read the quoted text before I read Cory’s introduction, and I knew without looking that this HAD to be a story from Florida.  It reads like something from a Carl Hiaasen book.

  22.  Cory, judging by the amount of fuss this is raising in the comments, maybe you should add: “Edited for wrong pronouns” or something at the end of the post. For the sake of clarity. Doesn’t cost anything.

    Me, the first thing I assumed when I saw the strikethroughs was that it was exactly what it turns out to be- an edit of a falsely applied pronoun. But it’s possible that I’m not genderqueer enough to represent.

  23. The worst thing about all this joking is that the quack was mostly operating (from what I know of these ongoing stories) on trans sex-workers, who were generally not leading the happiest of lives before they were preyed upon by her.

    Sad and disgusting.

  24. Put the pick in there, Pete, and turn it round real neat. … You are so beautiful, my Baron. Your skin — love to me. Your diseases — lovingly cared for for all eternity!

    1. Did they take that scene out after the original release? I swear it was missing the second time that I saw the film.

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