Ariel Winter Thanks Fans and Family for Supporting Breast Reduction Surgery: 'I Am Extremely Humbled'

Ariel Winter Posts Instagram About Breast Reduction Surgery
Ariel Winter
Collin Stark and Jessica Stark

08/13/2015 AT 01:25 PM EDT

The decision to open up about her recent breast reduction surgery may have been terrifying, but Ariel Winter, 17, has been overwhelmed and "humbled" by the support she's received from everyone in her life – including people she's never met.

"To my fans, you guys have all been so supportive and I couldn't thank y'all more. You are all amazing human beings and I'm honored to have you," the Modern Family actress captioned an Instagram post of a shot from her Glamour.com interview, where she revealed she went from a size 32F to 34D in June. "HUGE thanks go to the people who support me, love me, and take care of me in every way possible."

In the gushing post, Winter overflows with gratitude for her sister, Shenelle Gray, her sister's husband, her father, her nieces, her best friends and the "love of her life," boyfriend Laurent Claude Gaudette. (Of course, her "furry babies," pets Casper and Rocco, get a shout out as well.)

Thank you so much @glamourmag and @JRadloff. I feel so blessed that you gave me a chance to share my story. I am extremely humbled. Jessica you are amazing!!!! To my fans, you guys have all been so supportive and I couldn't thank y'all more. You are all amazing human beings and I'm honored to have you. HUGE thanks go to the people who support me, love me, and take care of me in every way possible. To my incredible sister @shanelle_gray, her husband @davidbarrygray, my beautiful baby nieces, the love of my life @laurent_claude_gaudette and our furry babies Casper and Rocco, my father Glenn Workman, and my best friends @jessiebergg, @huntershocket, @ohmyskyy, and @music4joejoe who have been by my side through everything, THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH! I love you all more than anything. I don't know what I'd do without you guys Thanks is also in order to my awesome team who works so hard for me all the time. I wouldn't be where I am without them!!! Thank you!!! Lastly, never be afraid to speak your mind. Always make decisions because YOU want to, and always do what makes YOU happy. Xx Hair by @bobbyeliot/Makeup by @kristeeliu/Styling by @Anita Patrickson & Jordan Wright/Photos by @collinstark and @jessicastark_ http://www.glamour.com/inspired/blogs/the-conversation/2015/08/ariel-winter-breast-reduction?mbid=social_fb_fanpage

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In her interview with Glamour, Winter opened up about how the media's attention on her busty figure not only irked her, but resulted in relentless online bullying.

Ariel Winter Thanks Fans and Family for Supporting Breast Reduction Surgery: 'I Am Extremely Humbled'| Fitness, Health, Modern Family, Bodywatch, Plastic Surgery, Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards before her breast reduction

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"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 revealed.

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Winter ends her post with an important message she hopes fans take away from her story:

"Lastly, never be afraid to speak your mind. Always make decisions because YOU want to, and always do what makes YOU happy."
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