Modern Family’s 17-year-old Ariel Winter underwent a breast reduction surgery after tolerating back and neck pain as a result of her 32F-cups. The actress is now a 34D, and feeling “like a new person.”
Not only did her big bust cause pain, but it was also unfitting for the teenage character she is playing on Modern Family.
“They had to hide it on Modern Family a lot. Big sweaters, [or] strapping me down—which is fine – I understand that it doesn’t fit the character they have in mind. I understand that. But it was difficult to do that every day.”
Before her breast reduction, even standing for long periods of time was difficult,
“It was so painful. I had a lot of back problems. I really couldn’t stand up straight for a long period of time. It started to hurt so bad that I couldn’t take the pain. My neck was hurting so bad and I actually had some problems with my spine.”
Her curvy figure also made it challenging for her to pose on the red carpet.
“I’d have to wear the dress that was super tight and form-fitted everywhere because if I didn’t, it didn’t look good. I didn’t really have an option other than to wear fitted clothes. Everyone would [say], ‘Why is she dressing so mature? That’s so inappropriate for her age! It’s hard when you’re a teenage girl and you already have a lot of ridicule and then you pile on more, and it’s kind of…it just gets too much.”
Ariel revealed that she discussed the surgery with both Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara. However, she said that she didn’t discuss it with her estranged mother, Crystal Workman.
“I just saw Sofia the other day and she was like, ‘Oh my God! I love them! They’re great!”
She also finally added, “I’m in such a happy place, and in such a better place now surrounded by people who love me and really support me, and that’s all I need. I have felt more happy with myself than I ever have.”