Good days are ahead for Modern Family star Ariel Winter!
Ariel — who turns 18 today — has revealed the reasons why she decided to get breast reduction surgery in a recent interview with People magazine.
"Being a 5-ft.-tall girl and having extremely large breasts is really ostracizing and excruciatingly painful."
In addition to the physical pain she had to suffer through, she also experienced online bullying related to her fashion choices. A common problem for women with a large bosom is that clothes that look normal on other people tend to look inappropriate on them, due to excessive cleavage. Following red carpet events, Ariel was hurt by comments left online regarding her outfits:
"I'd just be wearing something anyone else could wear, but I'd read comments saying, 'She dresses inappropriately'."
While the bullying was hurtful, she pointed out that the physical pain was the main reason she underwent the surgery, and that she is really happy with the decision.
"I think it will be the only [cosmetic surgery] I'll have done, but I'm extremely happy with the decision I made. [...] It was an instant weight lifted off my chest – both literally and figuratively. There's a confidence you find when you finally feel right in your body."
It's great to hear she is finally feeling confident, and that confidence definitely shines through in all her Instagram posts. It's wonderful that she's publicly addressing the topic as well, because many girls around the world suffer from the same problem. Everyone should be able to live a pain-free and confident life, even if it means undergoing surgery.