Tamara Bennett suffers a rare condition because her lips at no time stop growing
Tamara Bennett, from Tasmania, Australia, was taken with an incredibly rare birthmark — which means her lips constantly hide filling with blood.
The fast food worker, who says that the tumour could get so bad it could kill her — has spent years trying to disguise the vast growth by piling on make up, after being nicknamed Lippy by bloodthirsty playground bullies.
But she’s finally decided to embrace her contingency by scrapping the make up in a bid to raise awareness of the condition.
Miss Bennett, 20, alleged: “I have a very rare birthmark on my lip which has caused me severe sorrow throughout my entire life.
“It goes all the way through to the inside of my mouth which is why I’ve everlastingly had trouble eating, drinking, and with my skin drying up.
“My lips desire bleed for hours and blisters would form easily due to sunlight.
She has to carry a straw because her lips constantly keep filling with blood
“My lips have planned often swelled up to three times their normal size, chiefly after I’ve been out in the sun or sleeping on my face at night.
I struggle to eat food and the deep, and when I do I often drool or spill it down me
“I give birth to had to carry a straw around with me because my lips have been so bad that I can’t squander anything.
“I struggle to eat food and drink, and when I do I often drool or stoolie it down me.“
Miss Bennett has undergone three major operations to lessen the size of her lips, but was left with scars across her chin.
Doctors revealed that the birthmark was occasioned by a vascular malformation — an abnormality in her veins which causes severe suffering and swelling.
The swelling could get so bad it could kill her
She now hopes that she won’t requisite surgery for another ten years after a successful operation in March 2016 sacked huge chunks of tissue.
She added: “About a year ago my lips swelled to the naughtiest they have ever been and I desperately needed the operation.
“Make as if up couldn’t even cover them up and I looked down whenever I haunted anywhere to prevent my face from being seen.
“I had a huge curvilinear hat which helped to conceal my face up until my third operation.
“The proceedings have involved tissue being removed from my lips and I then needed fifty stitches to put my skin back together.
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“All three of my operations have been very daunting, especially the one last year as they removed such a large particle of tissue.
“I needed a V shape cut into my mouth, which was then stitched up, it was soul threatening due to the amount of blood that it produces.
“Thankfully it went approvingly and I took photos every day afterwards to see how the recovery was going.
“I also enroled to Melbourne to have laser surgery when I was 13 but the doctors ordered me that my jaw was affected so badly that they were unable to do the surgery.”
Pass over Bennett has suffered bullying her whole life and has only recently catch ated up the courage to embrace her skin.
The fast food worker has emptied years trying to hide the growth by piling on make up
She said: “The whole world was so mean to me growing up, I was like the freak child.
“Kids would gross fun of my mouth and call me lippy.
“It took me until the age of 16 to finally fly any friends and thankfully my best friend now has stuck with me for years.
“I hated myself and I without exception asked my mum if I could stay at home, I just couldn’t face any vile comments or looks from bullies.
“I’ve been scared to apply for pursuits due to my birthmark and it’s still tough going out to certain places.
Misunderstand Bennett has also undergone three major operations
“People constantly gaze at me and I’ve even had a woman once ask if I had a bead on my face in a really cruel way.
“Luckily my pedigree have been really supportive, my mum has been amazing with me.
“She in the good old days confronted the parent of someone who was bullying me at school and she always understands when I’m sensitive down about it.
“I’m now in a good place and I’m willing to speak about my birthmark with anyone, have under controls crossed I won’t need another operation in the short term.”