FORMER surgery “addict” Megan Barton-Hanson has ruled out going under the knife again.
The Love Island star says she’s finally happy with her body after undergoing therapy when her first same-sex relationship ended.
Megan had her ears pinned back when she was just 17 after relentless bullying at school.
She went on to have rhinoplasty and two boob jobs, as well as fillers and botox.
Megan says she’s “definitely grown in confidence”, but promises it isn’t down to the work she’s had done.
Instead she wrote in Grazia: “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.”
After leaving Love Island in 2018, Megan came out as bi-sexual and enjoyed a relationship with her ex Chelcee Grimes.
“In 2020, I ended my first female relationship,” said Megan.
“Afterwards, I was on a mission to put myself first – mentally and physically. 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.
“I restarted therapy and can confidently say I’m in the best, most content place I’ve ever been – mentally and physically.”
In an exclusive interview with HOAR, the 27-year-old insisted: “Surgery is not something that can make you love yourself”.
“I was super-skinny back at school, and my ears stuck out very prominently, so I was a target for bullying,” admitted Megan.
“It wasn’t just from the kids at school, I even heard an adult from my area say: “She’s got the Barton-Hanson ears, hasn’t she?”
“I’m quite sensitive, so after a few digs here and there my insecurities really started to grow. To an awkward and shy teenager, it really hurt.
“I honestly thought that when I had my ears pinned I would change as a person and have the confidence I’ve admired in so many strong women. But that was so far from the truth.
“Instead, my insecurities led to me having even more work done. Two years after the ear op I started having filler in my lips, and I went on to have rhinoplasty and a boob job, as well as many other procedures.
“I don’t know how much I’ve spent over the years, but it’s a lot.
“I’ve always had several consultations before booking anything and I’ve always waited and thought about it hard. You could compare it to buying a car – it is a big and expensive decision, and certainly not a quick fix.
“The surgery helped me diminish the obsessive nature of my insecurities, but while it made me feel happier when looking in the mirror, that’s just surface level.
“It didn’t help me to love myself, that came from growing up and having a strong circle of empowered women around me.
“The confidence I have now is a result of therapy, learning how to speak kindly to myself and seeing women of all ages, shapes and sizes love themselves.”