Ariel Winter Thanks Family and Fans for Supporting Her Breast Reduction Surgery
Ariel Winter has revealed she has undergone a breast reduction procudeure after getting unwanted attention about the size of her breasts.
In a new interview with Glamour.com, the 17-year-old Modern Family star, who is 5 ft., 1 in., opens up about her overwhelming (and sudden) breast development at age 15, and the emotional and physical pain that led to her breast reduction surgery on June 4, when she went from a size 32F cup to a 34D.
“It really did happen overnight,” she says of her unexpected growth spurt. “I remember being in my sister’s wedding and being so flat and thinking, ‘I just wish I could 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.”
On top of the physical pain, Winter has also endured the mental strain of being trolled online and receiving inappropriate remarks every time she stepped on the red carpet.
“That’s pretty much all I was known for and that upset me,” she said. “It made me feel really uncomfortable because as women in the industry, we are totally over sexualised and treated like objects. Every article that has to do with me on a red carpet always had to do with ‘Ariel Winter’s Crazy Cleavage!’ Or ‘Ariel Winter Shows Huge Boobs At An Event!’ That’s all people would recognise me by, not, ‘Oh, she does great work on Modern Family’.
“We live in a day and age where everything you do is ridiculed. The internet bullies are awful. I could post a photo where I feel good, and 500 people will comment about how fat I am and that I am disgusting.”
Winter also said her large breasts were an issue for wardrobe on the set of Modern Family. staff had to strap her chest down or dress her in oversized jumpers. “I understand that it doesn’t fit the character they have in mind,” she added. “I understand that. But it was difficult to do that every day.”
Breast reduction surgery usually lasts two to four hours under general anaesthetic.
Surgeons use several techniques and the most appropriate method often depends on the size of the breasts and the desired result.
“Everyone is really happy for me and has been super supportive. They understand I’ve been struggling with this for so many years,” said Ariel.
She also explained she had kept the surgery secret from many people, including her estranged mother.