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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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91.

Just Wondering    

Jeez... no wonder poor Elvis overdosed...she does look like a guy!!!!!!!!!!!

2219 days ago
92.

Frank Olivo    

Somebody needs to talk to Heather Locklear...she is starting to look a little manequin(SP?) like..just saying!

2219 days ago
93.

LOL    

LOL @ the Hillary comment. She does look like she's aged HANDSOMELY since she FELT like she has the right to run for Prez...

2219 days ago
94.

Me in DC    

This is what happens when a person wants to stay younger looking! People, you can't live forever! Let your body age gracefully! You don't need Botox, engine oil, or face lifts! Be happy with what you were lucky enough to get from your parents! Leave the plastic surgery for the people who really need it which are people with facial deformities caused naturally or by accident!

2219 days ago
95.

no name    

well, face reality. we are all human and to me I like the Presley's but they eat,drink,sleep, go to the bathroom just like we do. they are no better than us. the only thing is they have more money. that's it. people freak out when they see a "celebrity" it makes me want to puke. we are all human.

2219 days ago
96.

observer    

Are you sure Priscilla went to this doc? I read a couple of years ago that she had cosmetic procedures done on her face and that she was/is still trying to promote the pointy-lips. Maybe she's just using the doc as an excuse now that she's found out what people think of her face. Check it out.

2219 days ago
97.

Not True    

Priscilla Presley has had too much surgery, and she doesn't look good at all, but she was not involved with the Dr. Serrano stuff. Her problem was going way too far with the surgeries.
TMZ just trying to get a good story going, but it's simply not true.

2219 days ago
98.

no name    

also, Priscilla wants to stay/look young because she is Elvis' widow. which is pathetic. she needs to take her name back and quit using Presley.

2219 days ago
99.

observer    

It's very difficult for me to believe Priscilla wouldn't have had the very best doctor surageon available. IMO she's just taking backwater because of all the recent criticism about her looks.

2219 days ago
100.

me    

Pricilla would look a little better if she would do something with her hair.....because it just brings more attention to her face....

I give her credit.....that she would come out.....and let people know what happened to her.........
Perhaps it will hopefully save others.....

my daughter has been talking about getting that liposuction on her tummy.......her stomach looks kind of bad from having a baby.........but I am a firm believer in excercise............................I have seen pictures of women with infections...huge holes in their stomachs.....and i begged her not to do it.............so far she hasnt.......
But I am also so thankful....that these women came public.........otherwise my daughter might be laying here with holes in her stomach like that.............

Thanks to all those brave souls that have come forward with their pictures, and stories...........because it has saved many from some horrible butcher............
I hope the best for Pricilla ......and still think she is a fantastic lady.......................

2219 days ago
101.

jo    

THATS WHAT THY GET THINKING MONEY CAN BUY EVERYTHING AND THEY DON;T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY ORCOMMON SENSE TO BACKGROUND THE DOCTOR IDIOTS

2219 days ago
102.

observer    

Correction of my typo above: doctor-surgeon

2219 days ago
103.

J.D.    

I knew something happened to Priscilla but didn't know what but she looks so much different and her beauty has left her it's not by age either it was something else but didn't know what maybe she should foot the bill and try to see if she can get back to nomal after Dancing with the stars is over.

2219 days ago
104.

Shaughnessy    

Unfortunately, we live an extremely shallow society where we focus on youth and fake boobs and outward appearances and unfortunately this superficial obsession trumps age, life experience and wisdom, especially in women. Pricilla Presley is a prime example of someone; if she has aged naturally everyone would have been making disparing comments about all her wrinkles and how old she looks. Grant you she has taken it way to far. She appears to have frozen her face into a mask and that is so sad to look at. But other women in her age group, like the beautiful Julie Christie, has had some work done and still appears her age and natural ~ but just refreshed ~ There’s nothing wrong with a little cosmetic surgery but I think the key is to know when to stop and that you can’t make yourself young again ~ so stop already before you start scaring people

2219 days ago
105.

Biff    

Is Priscilla Presley trying to Keep herself looking young for Elvis, Wake up Sister, Elvis has left the building for good.

2219 days ago
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