Ariel Winter is much happier nowadays. Last June, at just 16 years old, the Modern Family actress underwent a breast reduction surgery that took her from a 32-F to a comparatively modest 34-D — still, nothing to scoff at. Winter previously recalled how difficult it was to be a teenage actress on a popular sitcom with size-F breasts, however in a new interview with People she elaborates on her decision.
She says that being only 5 feet tall and having breasts that large had been “ostracizing and excruciatingly painful,” but that she hadn’t really expressed how she had felt about it before.
“I think it will be the only [cosmetic surgery] I’ll have done, but I’m extremely happy with the decision I made,” Winter says of going from a size 32F to a 34D. “It’s important to talk about it because there are young girls suffering like I did, but there shouldn’t be a stigma about it.”
“It was an instant weight lifted off my chest – both literally and figuratively,” she says with a laugh about the surgery. “There’s a confidence you find when you finally feel right in your body.”
We imagine she’s also now appreciating the simple joys of say, being able to go for a jog or lying on her stomach. It’s the little things, you know?