Love Island’s Megan Barton Hanson has revealed she regrets getting plastic surgery so young.
The dating show beauty, 25, told Kate Garraway and Ben Shepherd that she thought that plastic surgery would be the answer to her insecurities in her teens.
Revealing she’d had a breast enlargement and nose job aged 19, Megan reflected that the operations far from boosted her confidence.
“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,” she said.
“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 TV favourite – who is to appear on the next series of Celebs Go Dating – went viral while on Love Island last year as pictures of her before surgery emerged.
However, despite reportedly having shelled out £25,000 on surgery, Megan told the daytime TV hosts there was more to life than changing your appearance.
“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,” she urged.
“I have CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) all the time”.
When asked by Ben Shepherd if it helped her, Wes Nelson’s ex confirmed that it did.
The reality star’s powerful message comes just months after she revealed she’s previously suffered from suicidal thoughts during a harrowing and honest interview.
Speaking to Heat in support of the Where’s Your Head At? campaign, she said she inititally struggled to open up about her mental health.
She said: “I found it so difficult to open up because I just thought, ‘Am I crazy? Am I mental?’… I hate saying that because I think that’s where all the stigma comes from.”
She added: “I just felt like I wanted to give up, like there wasn’t any positive times, there wasn’t any sad times, I just felt a whole cloud over me of just like numbness and nothingness.
“I remember crying to my mum and saying basically, ‘I really am not happy, I don’t wanna be here anymore’.”
Megan went on to say that those who have a platform need to speak out about mental health in a bid to erase the taboo nature of the subject.