'Modern Family's' Ariel Winter Explains Why She Chose Breast Reduction Surgery: 'I Didn't Feel Happy' | NBC Bay Area

'Modern Family's' Ariel Winter Explains Why She Chose Breast Reduction Surgery: 'I Didn't Feel Happy'

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    Ariel Winter arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Los Angeles.

    Before Ariel Winter revealed to fans that she had breast reduction surgery, she knew some people may not understand.

    The actress had accomplished great success over the years thanks to her role in "Modern Family." And yes, she is a growing 17-year-old.

    But during her candid interview with Glamour.com, the Hollywood star admitted that she couldn't ignore the constant chatter in the media about her cleavage.

    "That's pretty much all I was known for and that upset me. It made me feel really uncomfortable, because as women in the industry, we are totally oversexualized and treated like objects," she shared. "Every article that has to do with me on a red carpet had to do with 'Ariel Winter's Crazy Cleavage!' or 'Ariel Winter Shows Huge Boobs at an Event!'"

     

    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

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    She added, "That's all people would recognize me by–not, 'Oh, she does great work on 'Modern Family.'"

    While Winter thought long and hard about the surgery including the pros and cons, she received an extra push while trying on swimsuits.

    "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," she confessed. "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."

    She ultimately decided to reduce the size of her breasts from a 32F to a 34D and underwent surgery in early June. It's a decision that has already proven to have positive effects.

    "It's amazing to finally feel right," she shared. "This is how I was supposed to be."

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