This sounds like a plot line from Nip/Tuck: a representative for Dancing with the Stars contestant Priscilla Presley is claiming that the star fell victim to an Argentinian nurse, Daniel Serrano, posing as a certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills and offering 'miracle' treatments to LA's over-the-hill elite. Amongst Serrano's clients, besides Presley, were Larry King's wife Shawn King, and Lionel Richie's ex-wife Diane Richie, who is believed to have been partners with Serrano.
According to TMZ, Serrano frequently held "injection parties" in Beverly Hills mansions and pumped his clients full of industrial, low-grade silicone similar to what's used to lubricate auto parts in Argentina, charging between $300-$500 per injection. The injections caused lumps, paralysis and holes in the faces of some of the women 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.
"He's a very charming guy," Ellen Lavinthal, one of Serrano's former clients, told People nagazine in December 2004, around the
time of his indictment. "He had a lot of fabulous endorsements from the women he had been treating. He's very good at taking advantage of women."
We think the lesson here is obvious—keep motor oil away from your face, and stick to mamá's home remedies for keeping yourself looking young and fresh!