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Priscilla Presley Victim of Cosmetic Scam

3/24/2008 2:12 PM 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. He 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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Priscilla Presley, Diane Ritchie, Shawn King, et al can all afford any of the cosmetic procedures they want without resorting to having parties so they can be injected for free for hostessing. They deserve what they get for simply being cheap and greedy.

As for Miley, why heckle her for a ficticious character? The guy was rude and unnecessary.

2401 days ago


I like how Miley ignores everyone but stops and pays attention to someone takes a shot at her ego. Stars nowadays... Cheap MTV generation...

2401 days ago


Someone please give Milely the ass-whooping her dady didn't have the coconuts to do. She is a nasty little bitch who needs to be put in her place. If it weren't for her daddt...she'd be a typical redneck trailer park trash knocked up at 15 (like Brittanys sister)

2401 days ago


Wow, that's hideous! Course I don't blame the "gigolo", these women need to age gracefully, they look like freaks.

2401 days ago


mike your an idiot next time u have a thought u shouldnt let it reach your fat mouth!

2401 days ago

boo boo    

she looks like michael jackson. aren't they related?

2401 days ago


Priscilla started having facelifts at 46 years old. Thats the real problem and low self esteem

2401 days ago


Hum, I guess the church of Scientology condones self mutilation to remedy insecure old women whose day has passed. I wonder if Tom Cruise thinks that this is "glib". Of course not she just opens her checkbook and donates the King' s money to their church. Bunch of friggin hypocitres! Veteran, USAF

2401 days ago


Mike, I agree you are an idiot, and I also agree with Clara why when you have money would you go cheap? I guess when you have money doesn't mean you have brains.
Too bad all the young stars cannot be like Miley Cyrus.

2401 days ago


The fact is, Miley took it better than most. She didn't curse, she didn't throw a fit (or a shoe). She's quite mature in this instance.

2401 days ago


Priscilla Presley only got what she deserved. Too bad it doesn't happen to all the idiots that feel the need to inject themselves just because they have a few wrinkles. Get over it!!! That's part of life. We all get old.

2401 days ago


" SO WE HEAR" that your motto TMZ ???

2401 days ago


I did notice that Pricilla's face has an odd sort of puffiness to it. I thought it might have been caused by medication. The sad reality is that these aging Hollywood ladies (and some that are not so old) don't get it. After the quacks have a whack at their faces and bodies, they look downright freaky!

2401 days ago


Thanks for clearing up the mystery of what happened to Pricilla Presley's face. It is so oddly masklike. Nothing above her lower jaw moves at all.

At least one can assume that she doesn't WANT to look so strange or she wouldn't be having corrective surgery.

2401 days ago

boo boo    


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