ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

Ariel Winter has been totally candid about undergoing breast reduction and the 18-year-old Modern Family star wasn't about to let her scars get in the way of wearing the dress she wanted at the SAG Awards.

Ariel didn't try to hide her scars
Ariel didn't try to hide her scars

The eagle-eyed among us might have noticed a tiny slither of scar tissue from Ariel's surgery peeking out of her dress, and the star wanted her fans to know that the decision to not conceal them with makeup was totally deliberate. Winter Tweeted out to her followers:

While some people clearly thought that the visible scars were a wardrobe malfunction or the result of a poor outfit choice, Winter made sure to shout from the rooftops that the scars are a part of her journey and nothing to try and hide.

Ariel before and after surgery
Ariel before and after surgery

Clearly Ariel's brave words struck a tone with her followers because she was inundated with messages supporting her body positive decision. Winter later thanked them all in the following Tweet:

By being open about her surgery, and the motivations behind it, Winter hopes to empower other young women in her situation, she explained to People that:

"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."

(Source: People)


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