Ariel Winter Gets Real About Her Breast Surgery Scars

Ariel Winter Gets Real About Her Breast Surgery Scars

The Modern Family star hits back at people who criticised her SAG Awards dress choice...

by Robyn Munson

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Ariel Winter was criticised for not covering up her breast reduction scars at the SAG Awards

Ariel Winter looked killer on the SAG Awards red carpet this year, working a backless black Romona Keveža gown. But she got stick for her outfit, and now she's hit back.

The Modern Family star famously underwent a breast reduction last year, going from a 32F down to a D cup. And due to the cut of her dress, her scars were clear to see. 

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ariel winter sag awards Ariel sent out a tweet defending her decision to rock her scars loud and proud

Disappointingly, some viewers seem to take issue with Ariel's decision to wear her scars loud and proud, leading to the 18 year-old sending out a tweet hitting back at the haters. We mean, WHAT is wrong with people?

'Guys there is a reason I didn't make an effort to cover up my scars! They are part of me and I'm not ashamed of them at all. :)', Ariel tweeted the day after the event. 

Thankfully, the actress's fans were fully supportive, and send a flurry of positive responses to her tweet. 'What scars? I didn't even notice. Ur beautiful no matter what! Don't let idiots bring you down. We love you Ariel', wrote one.

Ariel Winter after boob reduction Twitter: @ArielWinter1

After her surgery last year, the star thanked her fans and friends for supporting her decision, with a dedicated Instagram post which read:

'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.'

So, why did she choose to go under the knife? Well, Ariel opened up to Glamour US about the reason behind her big decision.  

Explaining that she'd never felt comfortable in swimwear and majorly struggled with red carpet dresses, Ariel revealed that she was also regularly tormented by online bullies. 

'It's hard when you're a teenage girl and you already have a lot of ridicule and then you pile on more, and it's kind of... it just gets too much', she said. 'We live in a day and age where everything you do is ridiculed.'

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'The Internet bullies are awful. I could post a photo where I feel good, and 500 people will comment about how fat I am, and that I am disgusting.'

On top of that, her chest was giving her a lot of physical pain. 

'I had a lot of back problems. I really couldn't stand up straight for a long period of time. My neck was hurting so bad and I actually had some problems with my spine,' she said. 

Eventually, she chose to have a reduction to end her struggle. And by the sounds of it, it's the best decision she's ever made.

'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.'

The actress ended her Instagram post with an inspirational message for her fans: 'Never be afraid to speak your mind. Always make decisions because YOU want to, and always do what makes YOU happy. Xx.'

Amen to that.

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Ariel Winter isn't the only member of the Modern Family cast who's spoken out about the difficulties of having a large chest.

The 17-year-old revealed last week that she'd undergone a breast reduction - and now her co-star Sofia Vergara has revealed that she also struggles with her assets.

Sofia tells Vanity Fair Spain: 'I wish I had fake boobs. When I lay down they go down to here [points]. It's not funny!

'My whole life, buying a bra was a nightmare. What I used to do when I moved to LA, I found places like Frederick’s of Hollywood that make bras for strippers - skinny girls with enormous boobs.

'Sometimes I read in the press: "Sofia has once again squeezed into the same dress as always." I feel like answering, "What the f*** do you want me to wear?"

'Obviously there is a reason why I choose what I wear.' You tell 'em, Sofia.