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

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71 Responses to “Fake plastic surgeon "enhanced" patient's butt with tire-sealant injection”

  1. wfpman says:

    Why??? Oh the thinking of some people! So desperate to alter our bodies…

  2. Aaron Swain says:

    “They agreed on the price of $700 for the procedure…”
    That should have been the first of many warning signs.

  3. nesnora says:

    This makes my butt squirm just thinking about it, and I never knew my butt could squirm. 

  4. wobinidan says:

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

  5. Phil Fot says:

    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.

  6. Alexander Boxerbaum says:

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

  7. Paul Renault says:

    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. 

  8. Miss Cellania says:

    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?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      I mean, what ARE the consequences of cement injections?

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

  9. alephxero says:

    The mixture of materials used just sounds like he took some junk out of his (car) trunk and used it.

  10. Ben Gott says:

    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.

  11. Art says:

    Every facet of this story screams, “Holy Crap”!!

  12. caipirina says:

    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) 

  13. Porkchop Sandwiches says:

    Perhaps someone took the request for “junk in the trunk” a bit too literally.

  14. Jim Saul says:

    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.

  15. The fake surgeon is not Mr. anything. She is the transwoman who is pictured in those photos.

  16. mneptok says:

    …a cocktail of tire-sealant, cement…

    Where the rubber meets the road.

  17. Layne says:

    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.

  18. Lobster says:

    OK, but still…  HOT!

  19. Layne says:

    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.  

  20. bcsizemo says:

    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.

  21. Bill says:

    I blame Sir Cement Mix A Lot. 

  22. Art says:

    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 :)

  23. My eyes look at that photo, and my brain sees this video… (audio NSFW)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIZPVGuLDus

  24. Perizade says:

    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.

    • 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?

    • mguffin says:

      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….

      • atimoshenko says:

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

    • Guest says:

      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)

    • Doom says:

      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.

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        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.

    • blueelm says:

      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!

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

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

  26. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    At least she doesn’t have to worrying about having a flat butt if she sits on a nail.

  27. irksome says:

    “What could possibly go wrong?”

  28. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    Who is she trying to attract with those deformed hips anyway?  Weebles?

  29. michael b says:

    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?

  30. demidan says:

    Me, I’d just use whipping cream and spam;  but Hey I’m no doctor!

  31. angusm says:

    Her mistake was obviously that she didn’t use Sugru. I hear you can fix anything with that stuff.

  32. demidan says:

    “,,,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.”

  33. victorvictorian says:

    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. 

    • GertaLives says:

      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.

    • Felton / Moderator says:

      Cory wasn’t implying what you and others are inferring. See mdhatter03′s comment above.

      • 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.

  34. voiceinthedistance says:

    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.

  35. Evan Lahti says:

    Immediately thought: “…Dr. Nick?”

  36. Diogenes says:

    Caught in the coarsest filter on the gene pool.  Forget SETI and work on STI.

  37. atimoshenko says:

    Squick.

  38. GertaLives says:

    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.

  39. adamnvillani says:

    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.

    • Cefeida says:

      I think Boing Boing is all the context necessary here.

      • So only long-time readers count, then?

        • Cefeida says:

          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.

          • 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.

  40. maggiemaybe says:

     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.

  41. Cefeida says:

     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.

  42. C W says:

    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.

  43. adonai says:

    I’m thinking Myron Reducto was involved somewhere along the line…

  44. lecti says:

    Wouldn’t her butt be a dead giveaway that at least *something* is wrong?

  45. Spriggan_Prime says:

    Didn’t I see this on Nip/Tuck a few years back?

  46. Frank Diekman says:

    Greetings from Floriduh!

  47. Mods, editors, etc. Thank you for making these changes. :)

  48. Palomino says:

    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!

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

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

  49. JhmL says:

    Yup… even Sir Mix-A-Lot will give this one a pass…

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