American actress/singer Ariel Winter has opened up about her breast reduction surgery.
During an interview with Glamour magazine, the 17-year-old Modern Family star talked about her decision to reduce her breasts from a 32F to a 34D.
"We live in a day and age where everything you do is ridiculed. 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," she said.
"On [red carpets], I just said to myself, "You have to do your best to look confident and stand up tall, and make yourself look as good as you can in these photos," because everyone is going to see them. I definitely seemed confident; I'm an actress, that's what we do. But on the inside, I wasn't feeling so happy," Winter added.
Winter, who plays studious Alex Dunphy in the hit show, revealed that large breasts caused her a lot of physical pain.
"It was so painful. I had a lot of back problems. I really couldn't stand up straight for a long period of time," she said. "It started to hurt so bad that I couldn't take the pain. My neck was hurting so bad and I actually had some problems with my spine. I had been discussing my chest with doctors for many years, but when I finally said, "I'm thinking of doing this," he said, "Your back is going to thank you so much."