The Los Angeles native is just five feet tall — and with her natural 32F cup size, it was “really ostracizing and excruciatingly painful. In August 2015, Ariel had her breasts reduced to a 34D.
“That’s pretty much all I was known for and that upset me,” she revealed to Glamour following her procedure. “It made me feel really uncomfortable because as women in the industry, we are totally oversexualized and treated like objects.” The brunette beauty added that, prior to her surgery, “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.’”
She also recalled the moment when she decided to undergo surgery to reduce her breast size. “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,” Ariel told the outlet. “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.”
Ariel gushed after the surgery that she is much more comfortable in her body. “It’s amazing to finally feel right,” she told Glamour. “This is how I was supposed to be.”
Later, she gushed that the decision allowed her to really build her self-esteem. “It was an instant weight lifted off my chest – both literally and figuratively,” she told People. “There’s a confidence you find when you finally feel right in your body.”
Ariel isn’t the only A-lister who has gone under the knife to reduce their breast size. Scroll through the gallery below to see more stars who have had breast reductions.
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