We've probably all heard this news that Ariel Winter, star of Modern Family, has had a breast reduction. Save your valuable gasps and “I can't believe it” tweets; it shouldn’t be breaking news and it’s simply a surgery to enhance her quality of life. But it is news, all because she is a celebrity. Because of her fame and status, her choices are ultimately open for discussion, remarks, and of course questions. But no one is asking the most crucial questions of all. No one desired to know how she’s feeling, if her surgery and recovery went well, or if she’s noticing the benefits. No. Everyone just wanted to know if it was true, when she would “admit it,” and why she did it in the first place, as if it were their business.

Since openly admitting that the surgery indeed took place, she’s been bombarded with responses (mostly negative) and opinions about her decision that frankly, don't have any place to be stated. The actress is just 17 but had a 32F bra size. She felt uncomfortable shopping for swimsuits and going out on the red carpet, and honestly we don't blame her. She faced constant judgement from people in route she dressed (even though she looked smokin' all the time). People discussed her outfit choices not being age appropriate and felt like she'd to cover her body up entirely so we don't come off overly sexual. Aside from the mental, emotional, and social difficulties she faced, there were physical concerns as well. She had bad posture and handled unbearable back pain. Nobody must have to live like that if they have careful analysis change.

When she admitted to her decision to have the surgery and size down to a 34D, people instantly bullied her for selecting to “alter her body” because of, ironically, bullying. Ariel has been frank about what prompted her decision and also the truth is that she did it for herself. She made it happen for her health and well-being. Although the tormentors called her “fat” or implied she was dressed inappropriately, she coped.

I personally originate from a family with some serious busts and also have family members who have undergone the process. It is so necessary and life changing for women to finally be comfortable in their own skin. No one should have to handle the inability to find clothes, the embarrassment, and also the incredibly awful pain. And why must they when there’s an alternate? Just because you don’t cope with that struggle, doesn’t make it your place to judge another person. Should you understood half of the issues that these women were coping with, you’d shut up. I’m unsure if people are just jealous or maybe they’re mysogonists, but it needs to be silenced.

Breast reductions are not simply a cosmetic procedure. Sometimes a person and their doctor decide that a breast reduction is the greatest course of action (or sometimes your best option) to combat the commonly faced challenges. Many celebrities have undergone the same surgery including; Drew Barrymore, Janeane Garofalo, Queen Latifah, and Roseanne Barr. That’s not to mention the thousands of women who have undergone the surgery that aren’t household names. It’s more common than people think and it’s not about looks, clothes, popularity, or another type. It’s about health.

Ariel is now enjoying the lifestyle changes that have come along with her choice to undergo a breast reduction. She has stated that she feels great about where she’s at physically which the changes were instantly noticeable, practical, and her mental health felt relieved simultaneously. She designed a brave decision to step out and do something that she most likely knew would be met with negative feedback. But she made it happen anyway, and we applaud her. For people who insist of putting her down and telling her she only did it make people stop bothering her, provide rest. How does it seem sensible to bully her for supposedly giving in to the pressures of people’s bullying? You’re only continuing a cruel, damaging cycle and contains to stop. It’s her body and she or he has the right to decide what's best for her. Ariel did what made sense on her and what would have the best outcome on her health. It’s time for the judging to stop and the celebrating to begin. I could not be happier for Ariel as she enters the next stage of her life, happy and confident in who she is and just how she looks.

“You feel like a new person. You feel such as this is how I was supposed to be.” – Ariel Winter