If you want something done right, you leave it to the professionals. This wasn’t the case for 37-year-old Karima Gordon, who was given silicone-like injections on her buttocks by Morris “Tracey Lynn” Garner. He was neither a doctor nor a nurse; he is a former floral and interior designer, according to his lawyer, John Colette.
Garner was arrested Sept. 6—Gordon died in March—and charged with depraved-heart murder, which is a cruel disregard for human life. Gordon, who aspired to become a model, began experiencing health complications about 30 minutes after receiving the injections, and she later died at a Georgia hospital due to blood clots in her lungs. Garner is being held in a Mississippi jail without bond.
This isn’t the first time an illegal procedure has resulted in a death. Elena Caro, a mother of three, was 42 when she died April 9, 2011, after a couple injected a gel-type substance in her buttocks to enhance it. Neither the husband nor wife were licensed doctors.
Fortunately, Haute MD features a network of the top doctors in the country. To find a doctor, click on “HAUTE MD MEMBERS” toward the top of the page, where you will then be directed to a list that varies from cosmetic surgeons to orthopedics.