Ariel Winter on revealing her breast reduction scars on the red carpet -‘They are part of me and I'm not ashamed of them’
Modern Family’s Ariel Winter has spoken out about the scars left behind from her breast reduction surgery, which she exposed on the red carpet at the SAG Awards on Sunday.
The actress revealed that she did not let the scars determine her outfit and opted to wear a backless mermaid style Romona Keveža gown which put them on display.
After the ceremony the star, who will turn 18 on Thursday, said she was “proud” of the scar left behind by the surgery.
“Guys there is a reason I didn't make an effort to cover up my scars! They are part of me and I'm not ashamed of them at all,” she said.
The actress underwent breast reduction surgery last year which saw her bust reduce from 32F to a 32D and she admitted it was one of the best decisions she has made.
“I got it for myself. I can’t even really put it into words about how amazing it feels to really feel right,” she told Glamour after the 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.'"
Guys there is a reason I didn't make an effort to cover up my scars! They are part of me and I'm not ashamed of them at all. :)— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) January 31, 2016
Winter said it was when she went swimsuit shopping and couldn't find anything that fit that confirmed she wanted a change.
"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," she added.
"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."
"It's amazing to finally feel right," she shared. "This is how I was supposed to be."