Last January 30 during the SAG Awards, “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter showed off her breast reduction surgery scars on the red carpet. Many thought that it was just a wardrobe malfunction but the actress later took to social media to clarify that she flaunted her scars on purpose.

“Guys there is a reason I didn’t make an effort to cover up my scars! They are a part of me and I’m not ashamed of them at all,” the 18-year-old explained on Twitter.

Winter wore a daring Romona Keveza dress with a low back that reveals her scars from the surgery.

According to People, Winter underwent breast reduction surgery last June. From a 34D, she is now a 32F. A couple of months after her surgery, the actress opened up about her decision saying that she got it for herself.

“I can’t even really put it into words about how amazing it feels to really feel right,” she said.

Winter shared how excited she is to finally be able to wear “all styles of dresses and all styles of things.” “I don’t always have to pick the tightest, most form-fitting dress I can find… I’m excited to finally actually feel confident and not just appear confident,” she added.

Last January 31, Winter was also spotted at The Nice Guy wearing a peakaboo lace bra topped by a burgundy body suit with a plunging V-neckline. She was out and about with her boyfriend Laurent Gaudette.

The couple have been together for two years and seemed to have split in December. However, they recently reunited for Winter’s 18th birthday celebration last January 28.

On Modern Family, Winter plays the role of Alex, the youngest daughter of Phil and Claire Dunphy. She is also known for voicing the cartoon character Sofia on the television series “Sofia the First.”