Priscilla Presley’s tale of botched plastic surgery is well-known by now. But what you may not know is that her dabbles may have left her at high risk of poisoning, thanks to having substances not meant for plastic surgery injected into her body.
69-year old Priscilla Presley’s run-in with a fake plastic surgeon took place years ago but the Botox substitute he injected her with likely puts her at a high risk of poisoning.
The former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant had a run in with a man that the press has dubbed “Dr. Jiffy Lube” because the man posed as a plastic surgeon with a miracle wrinkle curing serum purportedly better than Botox but which turned out to be industrial, low-grade silicone, similar to what’s used to lubricate auto parts.
The doctor imposter has since been sent back to his native Argentina, but Priscilla still has a very over inflated look that concerned fans at a recent Las Vegas appearance. Priscilla was injected with a non-FDA approved substance that left her looking swollen and bumpy while others of the pseudo-doctors patients were left with severe problems ranging from lumps and bumps to severe swelling and paralysis after paying a whopping $600 for each injection.
While a spokesperson claims that Priscilla’s plastic surgery “everything is well now,” indicating that she has taken measures to reverse the problems, experts in the field say that Priscilla may still be at risk, although they have not treated the late Elvis Presley’s ex-wife.
Dr. Richard Fleming tells the National Enquirer that the fillers Priscilla used may have left her “permanently damaged” and that it’s not possible to remove every last bit of whatever she was injected with.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn also believes that Priscilla may not be out of the woods and that permanent damage and scarring is likely responsible for her current inflamed-looking face. “These would cause her face to move abnormally and look stiff and unnatural,” said Dr. Youn.
“Also, too much Botox can cause the muscles of the face to move too little and in the worst case, make the person look like he or she had a stroke!” Dr. Youn and others agree that members of Priscilla’s family, including daughter Lisa Marie, 46, have good reason to fear she has gone overboard with the cosmetic enhancements. “The real question isn’t so much what has Priscilla had done – but what she hasn’t had done,” Dr. Youn told The ENQUIRER.
“She’s as plastic-looking as any celebrity in recent memory.”
Dr. Youn goes on to say that Priscilla has probably had a number of procedures including a facelift, and fillers injected into her lips as well as her forehead, around her mouth and in her crow’s feet.
Although Botox is used to paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles, if too much is used the toxin can get into other parts of the body and cause paralysis, according to Dr. Dennis Hurwitz, M.D., clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.