Modern Family star Ariel Winter has revealed she underwent a breast reduction surgery in June because it was causing her neck and back pains. She also revealed it caused her problems when shooting her role as a young adult in Modern Family
Ariel told Glamour Magazine in an interview, “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.”
“I was 15 years old with [size] F [breasts],” Winter says. “How do you navigate that?”
“It made me feel really uncomfortable, because as women in the industry, we are totally oversexualized and treated like objects. 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!’ That’s all people would recognize me by – not, ‘Oh, she does great work on Modern Family.’”
Before her breast reduction, even standing for extended periods of time was difficult, she said.
‘It was so painful. I had a lot of back problems,’ said the sitcom star.
She has now gone from 32F bra size to 34D.