Love Island’s Megan Barton Hanson On Her Plastic Surgery Addiction

"It was undeniably cruel and unnecessary to compare images of me during my teen years to myself almost 10 years later."

Megan Barton Hanson first appeared on our screens back in 2018 as a Love Island bombshell. She was sent in to ruffle a few feathers, and ruffle some feathers she did. But now, Megan is opening up about her plastic surgery addiction, and sharing that she’s ‘finally happy’ with her body.

Speaking to Grazia, Megan revealed how her relationship with her body has changed throughout the years, and that she’s now vowing to never go under the knife again.

“I was on a mission to put myself first – mentally and physically,” she explained, adding that she felt inspired to change after her first same-sex relationship came to an end. “Although I knew I wasn’t overweight, I wasn’t taking care of my body. So I started practising yoga and Pilates, I got myself a spin bike and even started lifting weights.”

As well as that, Megan shared that she also “restarted therapy” where she delved into her reliance on getting plastic surgery.

“I was cautious about getting more surgery. While I was in the Love Island villa in 2018, an image of me aged 15 circulated, and the media started picking out what they deemed ‘flaws’ in my appearance,” she said.

“It was undeniably cruel and unnecessary to compare images of me during my teen years to myself almost 10 years later. I found it really hard to deal with.”

Continuing, she said: “Since then, I’ve definitely grown in confidence but I can promise this isn’t down to the work I’ve had done, which has always been heavily scrutinised by the press. In fact, I’ve learned that surgery is no substitute for working on your mental health or self-esteem. I’m really content and happy with myself right now, so I’m not looking to have anything else done.”

Although Megan is now swearing off plastic surgery, she says that it’s more important now than ever to be honest with her social media followers, particularly when it comes to getting tweakments.

“I get regular botox and fillers, but no more surgery,” she shared. “I don’t think there is anything wrong with being open about safe surgery, if that’s what you choose to do.

“Most importantly, I want girls to know that no amount of cosmetic surgery will make you love yourself. It’s taken me years of therapy and life experience to start that journey.

“Being in the public eye, I’ve realised no matter what I do or say, there will be someone out there with a negative opinion, so I may as well do what makes me happy. I think as you get older, you learn to not care what others think… I can confidently say I’m in the best, most content place I’ve ever been – mentally and physically.”


Have your say

More like this