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See ‘Modern Family’ Star Sarah Hyland’s Transformation Through the Years

Update: Post has been edited after comment from Sarah Hyland.

Rumors are taking over the Internet that Sarah Hyland has gone under the knife — and while the Modern Family star will agree she does look different, it’s not because of plastic surgery. The 26-year-old has been acting since the late ’90s and landed the role of Haley Dunphy on the hit ABC comedy in 2009, so it’s no surprise her appearance has “changed” over time.

And while Sarah has never commented on plastic surgery rumors, she has called out body shamers who critique her noticeably frail physique. “My circumstances have put me in a place where I’m not in control of what my body looks like,” she wrote on Twitter. “Oh, and no that’s not Photoshop. Those are my legs. Those are my arms. I write this because I’ve been accused of promoting anorexia… and I want girls to know that that’s not my intention. So I am here to say that no one should aim to be the weight that I am right now.”

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She has admitted to going under the knife once but it’s not what you think. As a young child, the brunette beauty was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia and in 2012 she received a kidney transplant from her father. She is currently taking the steroid prednisone, which she admits is “saving her life” but can also cause her to look swollen.

“You know that family is going to be there for you no matter what,” she told Seventeen magazine.”My dad gave me a freakin’ kidney! But it’s also the families that you create outside of your family. And you really find out what kind of people you’re friends with. It was just amazing, and it really opened my eyes to see who’s there for me and who’s not.”

For a look at Sarah’s complete transformation, click through the gallery below!