Transgender woman Rajee Narinesingh is putting her best face forward — a face that she has been scared to show because for the past ten years, it’s been filled with cement fillers.
But now, she’s feeling comfortable in her own skin — thanks to plastic surgery gurus Drs. Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow, who had a consultation with Rajee on the season two premiere of Botched!
While the doctors promised to support Rajee wholeheartedly, they felt it was safest not to operate on her because “if ain’t broke, why fix it?” Additionally, they felt operating could potentially put her health even more at risk.
Rajee first went under the knife in 2005, when she received cheek, lip and chin fillers from disgraced “toxic tush” doctor Oneal Ron Morris. The Florida doc became famous after a patient died getting his notorious “Fix-a-Flat” procedure (which involved using unknown, illegal substances for butt implants).
Rajee’s initial injections, prior to corrective surgery. (Photo Credit: Splash)
As she explained on the April 14 episode, Rajee first got the fillers in her face, hips and buttocks because she felt the cosmetic procedures would help her feel like her most authentic self and ease with the process of transitioning from a man to a woman.
And after paying a troubling $100 per session, things were initially fine for Rajee before the “nightmare” started.
Rajee was left disfigured as she was unable to afford corrective surgery.
While docs Paul and Terry explained that corrective surgery may not be the best option, Rajee confessed she's feeling more and more comfortable in her own skin — thanks in part to their support.
Rajee meets with the ‘Botched’ stars, and they decide it’s safest to leave her breasts and face as is. (Photo Credit: E!)
“For years I was too ashamed and embarrassed to [try] face dating,” she confessed. “Now I’m feeling more confident and with a good bit of makeup I can achieve somewhat of an exotic look.”