For a long time, Rajee Narinesingh didn't want to show her face in public.
The 46-year-old Miami resident was a victim of Oneal Ron Morris, a fake plastic surgeon who specialized in cut-rate butt injections by using Fix-A-Flat and cement to shape derrieres.
Morris is currently serving a year in prison for practicing medicine without a license. She is also facing manslaughter charges for the death of Shatarka Nuby, a 32-year-old who paid at least $2,000 for treatments to enhance her buttocks, hips, thighs and breasts.
The trial for that case is still pending, NBC Miami reported.
Meanwhile, Narinesingh is still dealing with the repercussions of Morris' work on her body.
The transgender activist paid Morris $3,000 over a 10-month period in 2005. Sadly, the "concrete-like" filler injected into her cheeks, lips, breasts and buttocks left her looking like a monster, according to Barcroft TV.
"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, who was born male, said she turned to Morris -- who's also transgender -- because she was desperate to look more like a woman but didn't have the funds to pay for a licensed surgeon.
Now Narinesingh feels betrayed.
“It was a sisterhood, she came off very sincere and during the procedure she started crying when she was injecting me," Narinsingh told RadarOnline in 2012. “She said, ‘Promise me that if you go to someone else they put the right stuff in you, they can concoct things and you have to be careful.’”
Things are better for her since then, thanks to monthly softening injections and laser therapy by cosmetic surgeon Dr. John Martin that have reduced the size of the nodules on her face.
"For years I was too ashamed and embarrassed to face dating," she said, according to the Daily Mail. "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."