TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Priscilla Presley

Victim of Phony

Cosmetic Doc

3/25/2008 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Priscilla Presley is the victim of a botched cosmetic procedure. What's worse -- it was at the hands of a gigolo who was sent to prison for perpetrating an injectable scam on Hollywood's elite.

Priscilla Pressley, Dr. Serrano
Priscilla, whose face looks ... strange on "Dancing with the Stars," went to Dr. Daniel Serrano around 2003. Serrano was a good-looking doc from Argentina who hooked into Hollywood's social A-list and started giving them what he claimed were miracle injections that worked better than Botox.

In fact, Serrano was injecting industrial, low-grade silicone similar to what's used to lubricate auto parts in Argentina into the faces of these women. Several women, including Shawn King, Larry's wife, and Diane Richie, Lionel's wife at the time, held injection parties in their homes, with Serrano needling them with the non-FDA approved drug that he had smuggled in to the U.S. Shawn King has said the injections created a lump in her lip that made it difficult to speak and drink liquids. Serrano charged between $300 and $500 a pop.

But wait, it gets worse. Serrano wasn't even a licensed doc in the U.S. The injections caused lumps, paralysis and holes in the faces of some of the women (and some men) he injected.

Serrano, who was nicknamed Dr. Jiffy Lube, was indicted by the Feds for smuggling drugs, and the conspiracy and use of unapproved drugs. He was convicted, and last week he was released and is currently being investigated by federal immigration officials and could be deported.

BTW, Diane Richie was also indicted as an accomplice. She pled out and was placed on probation.

As for Priscilla -- who had no idea she was being injected with silicone -- we're told she's undergoing corrective work.
The Plastics -- click to launch

245 COMMENTS

No Avatar
196.

Gail    

PRISCILLA WAS NEVER MARRIED TO THE GUY SHE LIVED WITH FOR OVER 20 YRS. AND HAD A SON WITH.
SHE IS DESPERATE TO HOLD ON TO THE PRESLEY NAME AND WILL NEVER GIVE IT UP FOR ANY GUY.
WITHOUT THE PRESLEY NAME AND MONEY SHE'D BE GRANDMA NOBODY,INSTEAD OF CRAWLING ACROSS THE FLOOR LIKE A TIGER. SHE CAN'T EVEN SMILE B/C OF ALL THE FACE WORK SHE'S HAD DONE AND LOOKS UTTERLY REDICULOUS...

2317 days ago
197.

InTheKnow    

I worked for a VERY WELL KNOWN plastic surgeon in NY and after a month or so he told one of the "girls" in the office to pick up some "formula40". The next day a VIP client arrived via the back door and he advised me to prep the patient for an injectible in the lip and forehead areas. He then called the "front desk girl" and told her to prepare the "special formula for C___" I asked him what that was and he told me it was just his special discovery, not to question him. When I went back to the kitchen area, "D" was spraying some WD-40 into a prep cup and preparing a syringe. I nearly died! He was actually injecting this SQUEAKY DOOR LUBRICANT into patients' faces! This is someone very well known and I wanted so bad to tell her what it was - I went back to the procedure room, but Dr. R was blocking my way and said, "I don't need you here." I walked out the back door and never returned. It was hard to get another job in the field because he spread rumors about ME! You are all correct - never trust a plastic surgeon, even if he/she is on Park Avenue.

2317 days ago
198.

Tnguy    

"Vanity of vanities, . . . vanity of vanties; all is vanity."

2317 days ago
199.

Thom    

Priscilla looks like she does not have any teeth; or as if her dentures are not in.

2317 days ago
200.

Jack    

Well Well maybe she can learn to dance from "Jocko" and moon walk since she is starting to look like him

2317 days ago
201.

GrandmaToo    

I think I will just keep my wrinkles.. They may not be pretty, I may well look alot older than I did in the ninty's.. I would rather look my age than look like I am wearing a molded mask........ Donatella Versace was a very attactive woman in 93, now she really isn't attractive at all... It amazes me how all of them look like wax figures. Even the new fixed faces will eventually start wrinkling.. That will be a mess......

2317 days ago
202.

MissPinto    

I cant believe this - Even my dentist now is offering Botox and skin fillers. What is this world coming to? Disgusted in NJ

2317 days ago
203.

Scottie    


Just imagine ~ If your good looks were the one and only thing, since you were just a 13 years old child, that got noticed and those good looks even attracted the attention and got you the affection of the much older, most sought after man in the world. And your whole life has been spent in a world where you have been valued mostly for the way you look and the man who married you ~ even when you were too young to even make a good decision. And everything you have in life is because of those two factors. Just imagine ~ when you begin to age and your beauty fades ~ and you start losing the one thing that got you all that attention and everything you have in life and it was the thing that made you important ~ “even to the King” ~ without your looks you probably feel like nothing and will desperately do anything in an attempt to keep your youthful appearance ~ I think Priscilla Presley’s story is far sadder than just her destroyed face

2317 days ago
204.

carole boyles    

This is terrible....Hopefully corrective surgery will help...She was one of the most beautiful people in the world.

2317 days ago
205.

Dennis    

Now wait a minute... We are the ones that demand our Stars to be and look as young as we first saw them or damn close to it. Lisa is only one of hundreds of our stars, men and woman, who try to appease us so they won't starve or even worse, pushed aside for some young thing. I think she is an Icon in the music industry and a very beautiful person, period.

2317 days ago
206.

Dennis    

Now wait a minute... We are the ones that demand our Stars to be and look as young as we first saw them or damn close to it. Lisa is only one of hundreds of our stars, men and woman, who try to appease us so they won't starve or even worse, pushed aside for some young thing. I think she is an Icon in the music industry and a very beautiful person, period. Stop making these demands on OUR stars, and the people of OUR industry won't have to to this kind of stuff

2317 days ago
207.

Lynn    

Why can't people leave God's work alone? He made you the way you are so be happy. Most of the time it is simply a matter of being vanity for people to get all the plastic surgery and shots they can get a doctor to do, but remember, a lot of times people come out looking worse than they did before. I'm happy where I am in life, in my seventies, beautiful gray hair, wonderful complexion and still the most beautiful woman in the world to my husband of 52 years. Yeah, it's a 'wonderful life' without all the surgery!

2317 days ago
208.

Kathie is a phony    

Here is what's wrong with PP's face/hair:
She had terrible cheek and chin implants put in that she didn't need, her lips have WAY too much filler, and the botox or whatever she has had blown into all the rest of her face is taking on a lumpy, waxy frozen look. When she did try to speak on the show last night, you could still see shadows of the 63 year old woman underneath through the grotesqueness. And her hair is too stark of a color, and too straight and thin. It looks stringy and does nothing to enhance her face. the wigs she was wearing last night on Stars looked much better on her, but let's face it, long hair on an old woman makes her look older, NOT younger. Shorten it, add some curl and get those implants removed. I don't know how any of today's stars think their hair looks good at all. I get the same style just getting out of bed in the morning, and for THAT they pay the BIG BUCKS?? What idiots!

2317 days ago
209.

Kat    

I thought that was Chyna Doll the wrestler in the above photograph. I had no idea that was Priscilla Presley. She definitely was one of the most beautiful women on the planet in her day.

2317 days ago
210.

Marcia    

Jackie D: Do you think before you type? You said " Priscilla Presley is a beautiful, stong woman..what her face looks like only matters to the shallow?" Ergo, Priscilla Presley must be very shallow to be so concerned with how her face looks, she cuts and carves it until she looks like a FREAK!

2317 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web