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Ariel Winter talks breast reduction surgery

Published 13/08/2015

Ariel Winter
Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter decided to have her breasts reduced to better her life and her health.

The Modern Family star, now 17, has come forward to reveal she recently made the difficult decision to have surgery to reduce the size of her cleavage.

Her resolve came after she quickly went from flat-chested to having womanly curves – while still being a teenager.

“It really did happen overnight,” she told Glamour.com. “I remember being in my sister’s wedding and being so flat and thinking, I just wish I would grow boobs! And then overnight I did. But then they kept growing and growing and growing, and it didn’t seem like they were going to stop…I was 15 years old with [size] F [breasts]. It’s like, How do you navigate that?”

After an embarrassing experience going swimsuit shopping with her cousin, Ariel decided it was time to go under the knife.

Before having the surgery, Ariel confided in her on-screen mother Julie Bowen, who was fully behind her decision.

“I told [only] Julie Bowen because I had talked to her before about my desire to have the surgery,” she said. “She was really supportive and understanding. I just saw Sofia [Vergara] the other day, and she was like, ‘Oh my God! I love them! They’re great!’ I was like, ‘This is hilarious.’ Everyone is really happy for me and has been super supportive. They understand I’ve been struggling with this for so many years.”

While some of Ariel’s fans may be surprised by her decision to go public about the surgery, she says she is keen to inspire others who may be going through similar situations.

And after undergoing the operation, Ariel feels better, and healthier, than ever.

“It’s something that I did to better my life and better my health, and I think that can benefit a lot of young girls,” she said. “I have felt happier with myself than I ever have. I am living a dream that a lot of girls my age would love to be living, and I’m aware of that. I’m really grateful that I’m able to do that and have a voice that I’m able to speak to teenagers. I don’t want to do anything to mess that up.”

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