A teenager who suffers from a rare genetic condition which makes her look middle-aged has been given new confidence thanks to pioneering facelift surgery.
Zara Hartshorn, 16, from Rotherham, south Yorkshire, had to endure years of cruel taunts and even physical abuse because of her appearance.
She inherited lipodystrophy - which makes her skin looked wrinkled and twisted - from her mother Tracey Gibson who also suffers from the illness.Her skin lacked elasticity and looked wrinkled and twisted.Endured years of bullying at school being called 'monkey' and 'granny'.Once made to get off a bus because driver would not believe she was a child.
But after hearing of her condition, a top surgeon in the US offered to perform cosmetic surgery for free. It has proved to be a complete success and Zara has felt able to start a relationship with new boyfriend Ricky Andrews and is even keen to go to college.
|Found love after her facelift, Zara has also met a new boyfriend Ricky Andrews|
Source: Daily mail...Read full story here
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