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Jess: My New Face

Documentary about 17-year-old Jess Lee, who was born with a facial disfigurement as a result of a condition called Apert Syndrome.

Unhappy with her features even after major surgery completely transformed the way she looks, she goes on a journey to find out why she feels compelled to change her face. She meets women who have different perceptions of beauty - from a model who hates being beautiful to a cosmetic surgery aficionado who believes good looks give you power.

She also meets other young people with disfigurements who have adopted coping mechanisms to deal with society's prejudices.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 28 Sep 2008 22:40
BBC One Northern Ireland