Monday, June 24, 2013
WOW! She is Just 16 but look like I'm 60': Teenager with rare condition
This is 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.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. See photo of her when she was a kid below;