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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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31.

Nelson    

I'm not feeling to bad about my wrinkles now.

2370 days ago
32.

LH    

The real reason some these wealthy trophy matrons were victimized is because he was bedding some of them. They don't get any sympathy from me.

2370 days ago
33.

Sarah    

Well, let's think about it for a minute, Kelly.....perhaps it's because Rico is sick and warped and wanted to see if anyone would respond....looks like it worked.

2370 days ago
34.

Weirdenstein    

Folks who casually have these treatments done at 'parties' deserve what they get. Call me crazy, but if a doctor is going to inject low level botulism into my face with a NEEDLE, I want it to be in the professional setting of an OFFICE.

2370 days ago
35.

Sarah    

How do you know who;s "bedding" who? Get real.

2370 days ago
36.

R.Zimmerman    

Sorry, serves them all right for being so ridiculous. EVERYONE knows you're old and up close it has to show no matter how much work you have done. Deluded fools.

2370 days ago
37.

LH    

Because he boasted about his conquests at my dinner table!!!

2370 days ago
38.

Fan Since 2007!!!    

Sure, I'll let a total stranger cut and poke my body to turn me into more of a phony.

So typically Holltwood...

2370 days ago
39.

Sarah    

And you believe everything that people say? Not too bright on your part. FLASH.....alot of people lie just for the hell of it.

2370 days ago
40.

Amazing T!    

Why does every woman in Hollywood over 25 want to look like a tranny burn victim?

2370 days ago
41.

tma_sierrahills    

"COULD be deported"? Oh, yes, by all means, we are a nation of immigrants, let's not do anything rash.

2370 days ago
42.

Nelson    

She's looks like that freaky cat lady.

2370 days ago
43.

Weirdenstein    

#43: Ya hit the nail on the head!

2370 days ago
44.

This is what I'm saying    

Why is no one saying anything about Shannon Tweed's bad plastic surgery - she can't smile without her face contorting and she wasn't even that old to be doing plastic surgery. She has to look young and busty for that old (ugly and over weight) letcherous man that she is living with.

She should be a poster child why we should let mother nature do her job.

2370 days ago
45.

LH    

Liz ..... am I pushing your buttons? Had any plastic surgery performed by Serrano, perhaps? lol

2370 days ago
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