Ariel Winter Explains Decision Breast Reduction Surgery at 17

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Modern Family star Ariel Winter developed a large chest as a youngster, but self scrutiny paired with physical pain led the 17-year-old to get a breast reduction. Ariel explains the decision to reduce her breast size from a 32 F to a 34 D. in the new issue of Glamour.

“It was so painful, ” she tells Glamour. “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. I had been discussing my chest with doctors for many years, but when I finally said, ‘I’m thinking of doing this,’ he said, ‘Your back is going to thank you so much.'”

She only told a few members of her family and TV mom, Julie Bowen.”I [only] told 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 funny, it’s like the guys don’t want to say anything, so they don’t and they just are like [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.”

And she feels great post surgery. “I feel great. It was such a quick recovery for me. I was up and running within five days. The feeling of not having so much there was such a relief! Once the surgery was completed, I can’t even explain the feeling. [A week later], I was buying clothes and crying as I put them on, I was so happy. You just feel so relieved and excited. You feel like a new person. You feel like this is how I was supposed to be.”

Wow that’s awesome! I’m on a similar boat as Ariel and have contemplated a reduction.

Ariel Winter For Glamour Magazine


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