Modern Family’s Ariel Winter proudly announces why she underwent plastic surgery earlier this summer. The seventeen-year-old underwent a breast reduction surgery that brought her breasts from a size 32F to a size 34D.
Now, plastic surgery makes some of us nervous, especially when you hear that teenagers like Ariel Winter and Kylie Jenner are going under the knife. The first thing we attribute to this decision is insecurity and over-sexualization. The mama bears in all of us want our fellow ladies to feel comfortable and beautiful in their own skin without the aid of sleazy plastic-surgeon that might look at your more like a project than a human.
However, Ariel, a character we must admit is difficult to peg as a bad seed (mostly due to her role as Alex Dumphey in Modern Family), reminds us all that every person has their reason for doing the things they do. In Ariel’s case, this breast reduction surgery was more than about achieving an ideal figure that attracts all eyes on her. Rather, it was quite the opposite.
The starlet explains that her original breast size was both physically and emotionally harmful. Large breast sizes have been linked to a number of physical issues such as back and neck pain. In some cases it can cause spinal problems. Ariel states that she has been having neck issues since her breast started developing at age fifteen.
The actress confesses that her large breasts affected her confidence. Her original breast size attracted unwanted attention in real life and on social media, making her a target for body-shaming cracks. Body shaming is tough, most especially for young women coming in to their own. Ariel took a decision to empower herself through surgical changes.
Thank you so much @glamourmag and @JRadloff. I feel so blessed that you gave me a chance to share my story. I am extremely humbled. Jessica you are amazing!!!! To my fans, you guys have all been so supportive and I couldn't thank y'all more. You are all amazing human beings and I'm honored to have you. HUGE thanks go to the people who support me, love me, and take care of me in every way possible. To my incredible sister @shanelle_gray, her husband @davidbarrygray, my beautiful baby nieces, the love of my life @laurent_claude_gaudette and our furry babies Casper and Rocco, my father Glenn Workman, and my best friends @jessiebergg, @huntershocket, @ohmyskyy, and @music4joejoe who have been by my side through everything, THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH! I love you all more than anything. I don't know what I'd do without you guys❤️ Thanks is also in order to my awesome team who works so hard for me all the time. I wouldn't be where I am without them!!! Thank you!!! Lastly, never be afraid to speak your mind. Always make decisions because YOU want to, and always do what makes YOU happy. Xx Hair by @bobbyeliot/Makeup by @kristeeliu/Styling by @Anita Patrickson & Jordan Wright/Photos by @collinstark and @jessicastark_ http://www.glamour.com/inspired/blogs/the-conversation/2015/08/ariel-winter-breast-reduction?mbid=social_fb_fanpage
Since the surgical procedure, the comedian has been elated and expressing her gratitude to all her supporters – friends, family and fans alike. On a recent Instagram post, Ariel refers to her breast reduction and reminds all her followers to do what makes them happy: “Lastly, never be afraid to speak your mind. Always make decisions because YOU want to, and always do what makes YOU happy. Xx”