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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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46.

Fan Since 2007!!!    

Anyone else catch that AARP magazine with newly graying Jamie Curtis on the cover? WOW! Class and real beauty ain't dead yet. Just another lesson these newer "stars" will never understand...

2373 days ago
47.

General G    

I don't understand at all how seemingly intelligent women/people go blindly to a doctor and assume that they are trained and skilled. It is so easy to verify any doctor's credentials at a multitude of websites. It is illegal for any doctor to practice medicine without a license in the state that he/she is administering care. All anyone has to do is check with their state's medical board website to determine if a doctor is licensed and/or sanctioned. Especially Larry King.....he definitely does not live under a rock and is exposed to all sorts of people and stories that he of all people should have encouraged his wife to do her homework before she let anyone so something invasive to her face, the face she obviously is desperate to perserve. It makes absolutely no sense at all. It's just tragic.....Priscilla Presley looks like a fool. She's 62, not a wrinkle in sight and no ability to smile and show any real expression. I have news for her and everyone else.....fight as you may, none of us is getting out of this life alive! Sorry.

2373 days ago
48.

whatever tha fu*!/rockergirl    

at least pris presley looks a LOT better than her daughter !!

2373 days ago
49.

del    

These rich celebs could easily pay someone else to do exhaustive research into the doc's background in advance. Crap, I do that before choosing a dentist much less someone to mess with my face! Lazy! I bet these people research their dog's doctor more than they research their own!

2373 days ago
50.

Frank Olivo    

These women have more $$ than common sense....I can't imagine letting anyone inject BOTULISM into my face...it's a poison for goodness sake! These women got taken in and had SILICONE injected into their faces....seriously, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually IS too good to be true! Let's just see waitand see what the fall out is from long term effects of Botox in about 10 years...incredible how so many will shove crap in and on their bodies!

2373 days ago
51.

Nelson    

what so wrong about looking and acting your age???

2373 days ago
52.

julzfromwellston    

Ya know...this probably wouldn't have happen to her if she wasn't so damn cheap! She has millions to make sure she get's the bst of the best...So what if now she got messed up by a botched job? Her fault for trying to be cheap!!

2373 days ago
53.

del    

I get the holy heck botoxed out of my forehead, and have had for several years, and love it. I have it done by a surgeon, however, not by some nutter weilding a needle at a party full of drunk women!

2373 days ago
54.

Frank Olivo    

RIght on GiGi...that's funny! I can't believe someone said that PP is better looking than Lisa Marie??????????? Wow...there really is a wide range in what some consider beauty...I guess yours would be of the wax, swollen, immobile joker smile family as opposed to the laugh lines and flexible and expressive face category!

2373 days ago
55.

trish    

POOR ELVIS HE MUST BE ROLLIN OVER IN HIS GRAVE

SHE LOOKS FAKE

JOAN RIVERS HERE WE COME

2373 days ago
56.

Sillyme    

We wonder who did those rich people's cheap-a$$ lobotomies first? Who doesn't know beauty treatments don't come with bargain rates from back-alley secret doctors with illegal methods and medications.. done in someone's home and not a sanitary hospital or clinic?

2373 days ago
57.

what a bitch.    

SHE LOOKS JUST LIKE JLO WHEN WHEN JLO WAS PREGNANT WITH BLOAT FACE.

2373 days ago
58.

cindy    

Why are rich & famous people so damn VAIN! They look totally stupid after these things like WE ALL don't KNOW?!? I love my quiet little world with my wrinklles!

2373 days ago
59.

Duffo    

Ha! That's what you get for being so vain, stupid and wealthy at the same time. There is no Fountain of Youth, get over it and age gracefully like the rest of us! Can't be 20 forever!!!!!!

2373 days ago
60.

Shut up already    

TMZ made up the Presley connection to this doctor, and they've been banning email addresses that call them out.

Shame, shame on them. Yes, her face is quite strange, but that doesn't make it okay to make stuff up. King and Richie were definitely in on the bad injections, but I guess TMZ was desperate for a story on Presley so they added her name to the list.

2373 days ago
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