MIAMI
01/01/2012 11:02 am ET | Updated Mar 02, 2012

South Floridian's Quest For Beauty Goes Horribly Awry

She was known as “The Duchess,’’ someone who could perform cosmetic magic on a massage table using a syringe and silicone. For more than a decade, her name was whispered in South Florida’s transgender community, having performed perhaps hundreds of procedures that transformed men’s breasts into double Ds or dainty derrieres into curvy wonders.Authorities now say “The Duchess,’’ a transgender woman whose real name is Oneal Ron Morris, may have practiced her black market plastic surgery not just in South Florida, but across the country.

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