Ariel Winter Says Her Breasts Were 'Excruciatingly Painful' Before Reduction Surgery at Age 17

The 'Modern Family' star is opening up about a life-changing procedure.

Modern Family star Ariel Winter is speaking out about her breast reduction surgery and says she was hurt by online bullies because of her large bosoms. 

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The 18-year-old actress told People magazine that her large breasts were "really ostracizing and excruciatingly painful." 

Winter has gone from a 32F to a 34D after undergoing surgery in June. She says she is “extremely happy with the decision.” 

In the new interview, on news stands Friday, she said: “It was an instant weight lifted off my chest-both literally and figuratively."

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Despite being on a hit show, she tells the magazine she is now applying to colleges and is particularly interested in attending the University of Southern California.  She wants to be a lawyer, she said.

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