character: Nip/Tuck – Megan O’Hara

Nip/Tuck: Megan O’Hara

Megan O’Hara (Julie Warner) had gone through both radiation and chemotherapy before having a double mastectomy. The treatment left her with extensive scarring on her chest and no nipples. She hadn’t had any reconstruction following her surgery since she was already so physically weak from her treatments, and because one of her friends had a painful recovery after getting implants.

Because her illness had caused a rift between her and her husband she decided to get reconstruction, and implants that were bigger than her original breast size. But she cancelled her surgery, and told Sean that she had left her husband since he no longer saw her as a ‘whole’ person.

But Megan changed her mind about the surgery when she and Sean started an affair and she decided that she wanted to be physically intimate with him without feeling self-conscious about her body.

When Megan finds out her cancer has returned, and that it’s terminal. She decides that she would rather commit suicide than go through a slow, painful death and asks Sean for help.

The makeup

Tom Burman and Bari Dreiband-Burman (The Burman Studio) were responsible for the special effects makeup; Stephanie Fowler was the key makeup artist; David Dupuis was the special effects makeup artist.