Priscilla Presley’s face is the result of a plastic surgery scam artist

Everyone who’s seen Priscilla Presley in the last few years has had one question: What the hell happened to her face? Priscilla has always been a beautiful woman, but lately her face has looked frightening and plastic- much like the face of socialite infamous Jocelyn Wildenstein, better known as “The Cat Lady.” TMZ reports that Priscilla was the victim of a scam artist who claimed his injections were better than Botox, when in fact they were just low-grade silicone.

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, 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.

[From TMZ]

Paralysis and holes in your face? Damn! I wish Priscilla had spoken with natural aging advocate Jamie Lee Curtis before she hired this clown to ruin her face. She was a beautiful woman and didn’t need any enhancement whatsoever, and now she looks like a sideshow freak. I’d bet if she had this to do over again, she would have been happy with her natural born face– wrinkles and all.

Note by Celebitchy: You can get a good facelift and not look like a cat person with pinched eyes. It’s just a matter of letting the surgery settle and not getting constant botox and restylane touch ups. That’s awful that Presley was injected with industrial silicone! How dreadful for her. Even though she looks freaky and is a Scientologist, I still like her. The 62-year-old is also doing great on “Dancing With The Stars.” Here are clips of Priscilla on DWTS from this week and last.

Dancing with the Stars Week 1 Priscilla Presley

Dancing with the Stars Week 2 Priscilla Presley

And here’s a link to the judge’s reaction on week 2.


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  1. Sam says:

    Its a real shame that our society’s emphasis and value on youth has led to this sad situation of older women and some men, opting for surgeries, botox and other miracle cures to prevent or ‘roll back” the years.

    Here’s to older women like Jamie Lee Curtis. If older women only knew that they are sexy in their own skin we wouldn’t have such problems like we see with Priscilla Presley.

  2. Toubrouk says:

    I will take another angle to this; it’s up to the woman to take the blame, not society. Getting surgery done is a personal choice. Any surgery out there (cosmetic or therapeutic) came with a risk. Discarding this is a dangerous way to think.

    If the woman out there chose to drop that idea of staying forever young, we would see a real change, not before.

  3. Syko says:

    Isn’t it sad? Priscilla was beautiful and would have aged beautifully.

  4. Bodhi says:

    Watch, Demi will be next.

    I do think plastic surgery is a personal choice & really don’t feel one way or the other about it, except when its done in excess (a la Demi) or just plain ridiculous (Brit’s boob job at 16)

    Today is my Mom’s 63rd birthday & she easily looks 10 years younger because she stayed out of the sun & took care of herself. She wouldn’t turn down a chin lift or a little lipo, but she’s not about to put herself at any risk for it

  5. geronimo says:

    Agree, syko. And I don’t think any type of reconstructive surgery is going to restore any real degree of normality to her features.

  6. Syko says:

    OMG, that link to that cat woman! Really frightening!

  7. Cindy Kennedy says:

    Its sad, she looks awful. Seeing celebrities like this makes me want to never have any plastic surgery at all. Has anyone seen Lauren Hutton? She has wrinkles and is still beautiful. Yes, she looks her age. She also looks human.

    Priscilla Presley could scare small children with that face.

  8. Orangejulius says:

    I do have a measure of sympathy for them, even if they did it to themselves. Consider the pressure to stay looking young and beautiful in that environment or risk being out of the game. It would be very hard to give up the ego-stroking, money, and attention after all those years.

  9. OXA says:

    Who does she think she is kidding, her face hasnt moved since the 80″s.

  10. Kat says:

    I really enjoy watching Priscilla dance on DWTS, but the close-up shots of her speaking really disturb me. Her lower face is especially unnatural looking, and she must be conscious of this fact because she always puts her hand in front of her mouth when she smiles or laughs. So sad.

    It also depresses me to see formerly gorgeous women–who are still in their 40s!–like Meg Ryan and Nicole Kidman now looking so plastic and strange. They would have looked so much better if they just gracefully accepted a couple of wrinkles instead of hiring a surgeon to sculpt these mask-like faces. Do they honestly think they look better now? So sad.

  11. headache says:

    I actually do feel bad for her. Fillers like botox and restylane are temporary. I’m certain she didn’t know he was using silicone and thought to herself, if it looks weird, at least it will go away.

    I watched a special on Plastic surgery on E once where a woman talked about exactly this type of malpractice. The silicone is near impossible to remove once injected like this. Priscilla is probably grateful it is not worse.

  12. m.a. says:

    That would suck. To go in thinking “I’m going to make myself look so much younger/prettier/better.” and to come out having to hide your smile because you went to a quack and he messed up your whole face. 🙁

    You’d think people would check into their doctor’s credentials BEFORE letting him/her anywhere NEAR their face/body with needles and knives. Geez.

  13. anonymous says:

    I feel a little sorry for her. She was such a beautiful woman when she was young.

  14. Anastasia says:

    There should be three rules for avoiding premature aging and generally messing up your face:

    1. Don’t smoke.

    2. Stay out of the sun and the tanning beds.


    There’s something to be said for the character and personality in your face, and when you smooth it all out time and time again, not only are you not fooling anyone, you lose all the character and personality your face acquired throughout your life.

    My nose? Is my father’s mother’s nose. I mean exactly. I’d never change that. It’s a small part of her I see every time I look in the mirror.

    My eyes are my dad’s. My mouth is my mom’s. I don’t want to alter anything on my face. And I’ll be damned if I’m going to get shit injected into my face or get anything pulled, nipped or tucked.

    I’m pushing 40, btw.

  15. MaiGirl says:

    I agree with Orangejulius, although it’s tough because personal, brave decisions like the one Jamie Lee made to age naturally will have to be made by many women before society changes. And society gets increasingly f-ed up on the daily.

    I feel empathy for her, but honestly, if you feel your looks are crucial enough to undertake this type of procedure, wouldn’t you thoroughly examine your doctor’s credentials? I know Priscilla didn’t do this personally, but getting facial injections at someone’s house???? Way to be cheap and lazy.

  16. mollination says:

    Bodhi- I always agree with everything you say. I was just about to type the same thing about sun exposure. That and pulling on the skin around your eyes while applying makeup, smoking, ect. Avoiding those things will make you age gracefully.

    Oh, and doing these things: drinking lots of water,exercise, eating healthfully.

    I know it’s not as simple as surgery, but you can bet your ass you won’t ever be called “The Cat Lady” at 45.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Genetics has alot to do with how people look while they age. It is not just the ovious such as eating healthy, not smoking, excersing and limited sun exposer.

  18. Anonymous says:

    alot of stress ages people as well.

  19. mollination says:

    This is from a Harvard Study, “With the passage of time, successful aging is remarkably free of genetic factors.”

  20. xiaoecho says:

    Thank you OXA for calling it like it is

  21. amm1969 says:

    What I find funny, is that a few years ago she was on Oprah (I think) And was specifally asked about her face and having no lines. She said that she was always careful to move just her eyeballs and not her lids, etc. And to never furrough her brows, and she told Lisa Marie to do the same. The whole time, I was like, yeah lady, whatever. And now here is the truth!

  22. MSat says:

    I remember seeing her on “American Idol” a couple years back when they had an Elvis theme night, and I actually shrieked out loud when they did a closeup of her face! It’s a shame, really.

  23. Bellatrix says:

    Oh, those lips. Painful to look at…

    And that eyebrow, only a few people have it naturally.
    Thinking of it, is Marcia Cross one of them or has she already been going for Botox&Inc. too?

  24. msfunbutsane says:

    poor results are the result of “bargain shopping”. Find an experienced physician to do injections, not a celeb. I visited to locate an experienced dermal filler injector. I suggest all do their homework.

  25. pd says:

    For 62, and having been the victim of a scam doc, she looks pretty good. Her neck and chin line are fine. Her hair is lovely…not like a lot of 60ish women who just get the old-lady cut. Her eyes look good, as well as her skin tone. The only problem areas I see, which may resolve after time, are the lips and the facial puffiness. I think she should also tone down the eyebrows a bit…they are too prominent.

  26. Narcissa says:

    I never liked her-never accomplished a thing on her own, and anything she has managed to do is, let’s face it, because she used to sleep with Elvis Presley. Interesting too, how she didn’t like Presely enough to stay married to him, but certainly had no problem with the notion of keeping his name. Gee, I wonder why? (For answer, see the first sentence in my post!)

    And, even with all that money, she STILL couldn’t manage to raise a high school graduate. Instead, I guess Pricilla Presley decided to run around with an exclusive little clique consisting of a bunch of other rich Hollywood wives-making her assertions that she’s “just like anyone else” even more laughable.

    Well, she’s part of an exclusive clique now, allright. I wonder if she likes it so much now?

  27. Concerned says:

    I think it’s a shame what happened to Priscilla Presley. I would think it was a shame nomatter whom it happened to. At one time I had pondered some surgery myself and thought it might be helpful but after so many people are having so many problems, I think I will just grow old gracefully and accept what can happen on it’s on or with just plain old exercise and toning. James Brown had a wife to die after cosmetic surgery and they say Kanye West’s mother died after stomach surgery. I think Jack Lalane says it best. Eat right and exercise to keep fit. It’s time to go back to basics and leave surgery for emergency situations only.

  28. Linda Scott says:

    Please everyone stop it and have mercy on Priscilla. Everyone makes mistakes. Maybe the swelling will go down overtime, or she can do corrective surgery. The world is too hard on people and should stop it. That can send a person into a deep depression or other things if you know what i mean. Americans are too too critical and should be more human and CARING. Remember she is 62 years old and may not be able to take this kind of pressure. You wouldn’t want this done to you. Be godly, and support her. She was a beauty in her youth and so was her husband Elvis. Priscilla, we still love you (smile).

  29. claire says:

    I think it is a shame about priscilla’s botched injections. Alot of us are quick to judge her but most of us never experience or get a taste of what it must be like to have such a beautiful face when we are young. It must be difficult not to try the quick fixes available no matter how risky when old age takes hold. I think Priscilla looks different now but she isn’t that bad for 62, she hasn’t done anyone any wrong so can we give the lady a break.

  30. M Gale says:

    Pricilla does not look as pretty as she once did. If she would have opted for a facelift and then had nothing else done, she would be fine. I am not talking about a severe, unnatural facelift, but a subtle one. She should have left her nose, chin, jaw, cheeks and lips alone. She just went too far.

    Not every person looks good with cheek implants, big lips and teeny noses. Too many Hollywood people make the same mistake with their looks. They wipe out the subtle uniqueness of their faces and all wind up looking alike.

    This is madness. Pricilla looks OK, but she could have looked a lot better.

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  32. maurry says:

    Priscilla should have taken a cue from Barbara Bel Gedes. Her fellow actress on Dallas. She looked great for her age. Barbara was a very handsome women. She never had any cosmetic surgery and she was beautiful. I loved the way her eyes crinkled in the corners when she smiled.

  33. maureen says:

    For Priscilla,what goes around,comes around.

  34. suzanne says:

    prissy, what happened to the beautiful person that elvis presley married? the person that the world learned to love, she’s lost every bit of beauty to the quacks knife, what a shame,your face doesn’t even look real, it looks weird, it’s not the same person, just the same name. susy

  35. Angel says:

    I think what you guys are saying about this woman is mean.She obviously does look different, but she does not look like a freak. It is a sad thing what happened to her, but she still looks good. I had a 22 hour head surgery that left me with facial paralysis, and I couldn’t do anything about that. Remember that the things you say can really hurt people. Someday, something tragic could happen to you, and then you’ll have to hear nasty comments about it.

  36. Melody says:

    Priscilla used to critized and condemned Elvis bloated and sweaty image and now she looks like Frankeisten Bride

  37. NurseRiverBoat says:

    Pricilla looks surgically altered in her face today and it’s scary to imagine how her face will change in 10 years. Will we see the silicon damage more evidently? Will she suffer more disfiguremet from her facial procedures than she suffers from now? IT’s a sad deal. I don’t understand why she dyes her hair such an intense shade of red/brown…it’s awful and plus she plasters her hair down to the head. I don’t think it’s an attractive look for her but in the end, Pricilla remains pretty for the day.
    It’s amazng but for all the numbskull things she’s done to herself, the woman looks good for her age. It’s mind-blowing!!! Hope she can keep her looks together forever, but with that corrosive nature of silicon chemicals in her soft tissues, it’s anyone s guess of how it will all percolate wth time. Good luck, Mrs Presley.
    You’ve lived an amazing life of good luck and great blessings.

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