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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.
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211.

Kathy    

Priscilla was so beautiful, even as she aged. Even with so called "Good" surgeons so many of these people end up looking horrible! Why do they do this to themselves? Well, yeah, I know. For H'wood, it IS all about "youth". But there's a LOT to be said for maturity and getting older so why do they put themselves, their looks AND their lives at risk?

No matter how GREAT you may look in middle age and later, you're NEVER going to be able to compete with these teenagers and 20 somethings so quit trying! Enjoy being YOU and YOUR age and the beauty in that!

I'm sorry this has happened to these ladies because it's sad. They didn't NEED to have work done. They were gorgeous the way they were! And Shawn King? I agree with person who said why on earth did SHE think she needed work done? Last time I saw her, she was gorgeous!

The rest of us would feel so blessed to look HALF as great as these ladies at ANY time in our lives, much less when we're in our 40's, 50's or 60's!

Good luck to them.

2300 days ago
212.

Maya    

These women need to find out who does Cher's plastic surgery. Now she looks ageless. She probably paid well, but, hey, they have the money. It worked for Cher and she looks timeless!

2300 days ago
213.

Memememe    

Priscilla destroyed her beautiful face. Look at her from the "Dallas" days.

Gee, 'Cilla. How come your Scientololords can't make all this go away for you?

2300 days ago
214.

Princess    

Why not grow old gracefully, your necks tell your age.Your necks are usually so wrinkled. Your faces look like cheap plastic halloween mask. All the money in the world isn't going to make you look 25 again. Be yourself.
Enjoy life as a beautiful senior.

2300 days ago
215.

CHANCE    

she looks like cat woman.

2300 days ago
216.

Toni    

Aging is a natural process. I think EVERYONE including actresses and actors need to age just the same as everyone else.
I personally think they look more natural and human aging gracefully.

2300 days ago
217.

Happy with Me    

Why would Ms. Priscilla use a cheap cash only person? With all her millions and Elvis' millions and Graceland's millions why did she not use Beverly Hills best and proven that all the other stars use? Come on we all saw "Make Over" series on television and saw the best that Beverly Hills has, even Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed showed their face lifts on television and they didn't use some guy that made house calls and asked for cash. She is a grandmother and in her early 60's she was very pretty and I am sure she would have aged the same way, very pretty. But Lisa Marie is strange so maybe mother like daughter, Priscilla has had a very strange life from the age of 14. I hope all works out for her in the end. Good Luck Priscilla!

2300 days ago
218.

linda    

What do you think these women see when they look in the mirror? I have always thought of Priscilla as one of the most beautiful women ever in Hollywood. It was hurtful to watch her on DWTS. Does no one who loves her tell her the truth?

2300 days ago
219.

Scottie    

#210 I agree about the hair and cheeks . . . cut that hair. . .get a new color please
#223 Cher looks timeless? She looks like plastic too! She is just as scary at 60 something as PP, Cher has very few original parts on her body because of the countless plastic surgeries that have been making headlines for so many years now.

2300 days ago
220.

Cozycat    

Someone should've clubbed Larry King, dragged him to the party, slapped a martini into his hand and said " Okay! Lets see what happens when you rehydrate turkey jerky in suspenders!" and called it a day!

2300 days ago
221.

Cozycat    

"Someone should hunt down Cher's plastic surgeon??" "She looks " timeless"??" Her friggin head looks like someone took an overripe watermelon and carved eyes and a mouth into it then slapped a badly dyed black wig and told it to warble a song like Buzz Buzzard. Speaking of bad dye jobs.....If Priscilla had any REAL friends....they'd tell her that her ,(obviously thinning,) stringy, black hair dye job just makes her look waaay too much like that aging , sallow skinned woman from the Chock Full of Nuts coffee commercials. The idea is to enhance or dilude folical flaws, Prissy........not prompt people to get hypnotized by trying to see where her scalp is gonna peek out of next when she nods her head. A fiver says Maya is either some whack job latina maid from South America who worships the grotesque and flashy....or simply...just another drag queen who has waaay too much eyeliner and fake lashes on their hands.

2300 days ago
222.

Scottie    

You can pay a lot of money to a high profile; high priced doctor (plastic surgeon) and still get a bad job done on your face. So much depends on your own skin, your age and the actual skill of the doctor.

My son is an intern and plans to specialize in head and neck surgery (eventual plastics). He is an intern in a hospital far, far from Hollywood and he said he has seen some amazing facial surgeries and amazing results from doctors that will never be famous or used by the Rich and Famous.

I believe my son will be a terrific plastic surgeon because not only is he intelligent but also he is very artistic and right brained and can visualize how something is suppose to look - not all plastic surgeons are created equal in that regard, even those with fancy offices in Hollywood.

Plastic surgery is a science and an art. Just because you’re rich and famous doesn’t mean your are immune to fancy offices, pumped up hype or scams

2300 days ago
223.

T    

It's no wonder Priscilla looks like she has had way too much botox, and can't show emotion in her face. She never smiles on the show, just the same old stone face that says " I know I'm perfect!

2300 days ago
224.

water    

I don't know mirror they end of looking in but it has to be distorted visions of actuality. Because some of these people are down right nasty to look at. God, thank you for every wrinkled I have earned- I will wear them as a badge of honor in hopes I never look like these whack jobs.

2300 days ago
225.

gwen    

I think that Priscilla should fluff up her hair a bit or something. They way it is stuck to her face only brings more attention to the mess she made. As for her being Mrs Presley...Elvis had other girlfriends that lasted longer then the woman who ended up being his first ex wife. She has held on to that name like she is entitled to it. She is not a Presley, she just married one. It has been years and years since she divorced Elvis and he died and yet everyone acts like she was the only one that counted. No she was the only one he married and divorced. Trust me, had he lived she wouldn't still be running around with his last name.

2300 days ago
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