‘I thought big boobs and a small nose would make me a new woman’: Megan Barton Hanson on her plastic surgery regrets after going under the knife aged 19
She went under the knife for a breast augmentation and nose job when she was just a teenager.
And Megan Barton Hanson opened up on her plastic surgery regrets during an appearance on Friday’s Good Morning Britain, urging her young fans to seek therapy rather than opt for drastic cosmetic measures to improve their looks.
The Love Island star, 25, told hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard she thought getting ‘bigger boobs and a smaller nose’ at the age of 19 would make her feel more content, but she now realises true confidence comes from within.
Candid: Megan Barton Hanson opened up on her plastic surgery regrets during an appearance on Friday’s Good Morning Britain, urging her young fans to seek therapy
Megan said: ‘I thought at 19 getting bigger boobs and a smaller nose that I would be a new woman and be super confident but really that is just the tip of the iceberg.
‘You can decorate the outside shell, but really to feel good on the inside you need to work on it. For me, it was therapy and with age that you become more confident in how you look.’
The former stripper advised young people go to therapy to become happy within themselves rather than heading to a plastic surgeon’s office.
She shared: ‘People will spend loads on a new pair of trainers, a designer bag or getting their hair done, they’ll go to the gym and spend loads of money on membership but spend that money on therapy.
Changes: The Love Island star, 25, told hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard (pictured) she thought getting ‘bigger boobs and a smaller nose’ at the age of 19 would make her feel content
Pre surgery: Megan said she now realises true confidence comes from within
‘I have CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) all the time.’
Host Ben Shephard asked: ‘And that has helped?’, to which Megan replied ‘yes’.
The Celebs Go Dating star admitted her battle with self-esteem actually put her off appearing on Love Island when she was first approached by producers in 2017, before shooting to fame on the 2018 edition.
She added: ‘I have struggled with self-esteem for a long time. At school I was bullied for my appearance, I have always been an introvert and doing something like that [Love Island], I didn’t take it lightly.
‘Love Island approached me and I actually turned it down the year before because I thought “No, I am not ready, I am not confident”.’
She added: ‘But I did it this year because I think to grow as a person you really need to push yourself out of your comfort zones and do it.’
Mental health: The former stripper advised young people go to therapy to become happy within themselves rather than heading to a plastic surgeon’s office
Real: The bombshell shared ‘I have CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) all the time’
Megan also admitted that she shed some pounds during her time in the Love Island villa she was ‘very on edge.’
She told: ‘In the villa, I lost a lot of weight through stress. Because it’s like an unknown situation, you don’t know what’s happening so I was very on edge and I lost a lot of weight.’
Proving she is in a better place now, she added: ‘Since I’ve come out, I’ve put on weight because I’m happy and I’m enjoying myself.’
It is not the first time that the bombshell has spoken out about body positivity and she recently took part in a naked photo shoot campaign for self-tan brand Isle of Paradise to champion self-worth.
Happiness from within: Megan (pictured on Thursday night) revealed she turned down Love Island in 2017 because she wasn’t feeling ‘confident’ within herself
The star explained to MailOnline that, despite appearances, she found the experience daunting; and that stripping for an audience and for glamour shoots in the past was less-intimidating than baring all for the empowering campaign.
‘This campaign represents everything that I stand for,’ Megan said.
‘It’s basically about embracing whatever your body is like – all of us [taking part in the shoot] have had our own issues in the past.
‘But this is about learning to love the skin you’re in and the body you’re in. It’s about the outside and the inside. Whether you’re a size 24 or a size 6.’
Nude ambition: Megan recently took part in a naked photo shoot campaign for self-tan brand Isle of Paradise to champion self-worth