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Ariel Winter Talks Having Breast Reduction Surgery

Ariel Winter Talks Having Breast Reduction Surgery

Ariel Winter looks amazing after having breast reduction surgery!

Check out what the 17-year-old actress had to share about undergoing the surgery with

On growing boobs overnight: “It really did happen overnight. 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?”

On when she decided to have the surgery: “I went to a swimsuit store with my cousin a few months ago and couldn’t find a bathing suit that fit me. I really felt bad about myself. I didn’t feel happy. I just kept saying, ‘What am I going to wear? There’s nothing for me to wear at the beach, at the pool.’ I can’t go to a party with my friends and wear the same thing as them. I have to be completely covered up; otherwise I’ll look a certain way that I’m not intending to look.”

On getting advice from her Modern Family cast about the surgery: “I told [only] Julie Bowen because I had talked to her before about my desire to have the surgery. 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.’ It’s funnyā€”it’s like the guys don’t want to say anything, so they don’t and they just are [thinking], There’s a change. Which is good, I mean [laughs], but it’s funny now for them to notice and see the reactions. Everyone is really happy for me and has been super supportive. They understand I’ve been struggling with this for so many years.”

On sharing her story: “I didn’t want to not tell anybody and then have another million stories [say], ‘What happened to Ariel? She looks so different.’ And I also think there’s some good that can come from [telling] my story. 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. 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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  • j b

    I really makes me want to cry hard reading that she had those big luscious breasts ruined like this. :(

  • SquidBillie

    She looks like she’s 30.

  • DeeDee00

    I know how she feels. I like the other women in my family developed breast very early in age. I was 14 years old & a size D, I was so self conscious in gym class & jumping rope with my friends. My mom had to buy me bigger shirts & little bottoms, I looked like a loliipop…LOL

  • silb

    Not ruined, they are still not small. These are her breasts, not “luscious” or anything else, it’s her body and her decision (and she’s still a minor).

  • nicky

    Good for her, If I was her I would have done the same thing

  • Candace

    Breast reduction? Whoa, she’s really blessed! Glad that she’s more satisfied with herself now than ever.

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  • t

    so everyone gave kylie hell for lip fillers and this 17 year old has breast surgery anddd she’s emancipated herself from her mother and this is ‘amazing’? smh..

  • guest

    What the hell is wrong with you idiotā€¦no super large breast on you that will eventually hurt your backā€¦no opinionā€¦andā€¦they are not ruinedā€¦”they are REAL and spectacular”!

  • guest

    Yes it is amazing, do you have any idea what huge breast do for you back? Nope, then $hut up.

  • chica

    I watch “Modern Family” and I must admit, I am not surprise she got oneā€¦first her breast were so not the same size, although quite big, one was way bigger than the other one, I could tell the difference. Second, the whole time I was thinking that this young teenager would eventually have back problems with her breast. They way they dressed her did not help at all. Seeing herself on TV must have been hardā€¦and yes I know what I am talking about, I had one at 17. They were so abnormally huge that I did not even have to pay, it went straight to medicare since it was for medical reasons. Best thing I have ever doneā€¦.good for you.

  • Wendy

    A breast reduction is not even close to the same thing as becoming plastic. What an ignorant comment. And she was emancipated from her mother because her mother was stealing money from her, I do applaud that.

  • donna

    Awesome! I don’t really care about her messy private life but this is great. I wish I could get a breast reduction too since I am about her age and I know how she feels. Good for her, I hope this will inspire other girls & their parents to make this step.

  • Kaitlyn

    Wow. She’s shown so much class for such a young lady.

    - No charging for interviews.
    - No big photo spread on magazines.
    - No purchased awards about courage.
    - No deals with gossip blogs in broadcasting your every move
    - No reality show.

    You simply Address the change, express how much better you feel about it and move on.

    Now that is how you live life with dignity.

  • nicky

    Everyone was giving Kylie hell for it, because she was lying about it and claimed or let her sister claim that it was just a combination of lip liners…If she just had been honest about it and admitted that she had it done, because she hated her natural lips, people would have left her alone and hadnĀ“t talked that much about it

  • Jenny from the flop

    honey, the reason your boobs kept growing was because you kept eating. your weight gain was the biggest distraction on the show. you could have lost weight and they would go down a couple of cups instead of going for surgery

  • Jessie

    You are absolutely delusional if you believe her breast size was in any way proportional to her body size. People can lose cups with weight, but she was relatively small compared to how large her bust was.

  • jane

    they still look very big. i don’t know much about sizes, but did she go down from like F to D?

  • FerCat

    Should’ve waited a few more years for her body to settle down. Breasts can still change specially when you get trimmer and fitter.

  • Daysnet

    It took me 40 years to do it and I was carrying around an extra 6lb when I finally had them done. I have NEVER looked back and spend a lot of time letting women know that BIG BOOBS are not as beautiful as you think. It’s the behind the scenes area you have to deal with, getting out of bed to be able to turn over, carrying them and then there’s breast feeding which I couldn’t do due to them being too big. BIG BREASTS doesn’t have to be for life and my life has changed in so many ways just be reducing by a few sizes.

  • Revengefan0101

    Umm…are you serious? Kylie didn’t NEED lip fillers. Some women have back problems if their breasts are large. So they NEED to have a reduction.

  • Jenny from the flop

    Ok thanks for caring what I think haha

  • HaylorToU

    I hate when people said girls are crazy for hating their big boobs. Big boobs are the most uncomfortable things to have especially as a teenager and having super small body

  • eric

    Thats like slapping god in the face for a great gift.