Ariel, 18, has been very vocal about her recent breast reduction surgery. The TV star revealed last June that she reduced her cup size from a 32F to a 34D, but her mother isn't happy about that. "I don't think anyone at that age should be cutting into their breasts," Workman told "Inside Edition." She continued, "I am surprised she did it so young and that the doctor did it for her so young."
Ariel emancipated herself from her mother in May 2015 when she was 17 after courts ruled Workman was "emotionally abusive." Ariel actually hasn't spoken to her mom in over three years.
Workman won't apologize for speaking her mind about her daughter's choices. "I am not a yes person," she said. "I am Ariel's mother. I love her and Ariel did not approve of my parenting."
Back when she decided to get the surgery, Ariel spoke to Glamour magazine about what drove her to take action. "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 told the mag. "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."
She further addressed the physical pain she felt. "I had a lot of back problems. I really couldn't stand up straight for a long period of time. It started to hurt so bad that I couldn't take the pain," she said. "My neck was hurting so bad and I actually had some problems with my spine. I had been discussing my chest with doctors for many years, but when I finally said, 'I'm thinking of doing this,' he said, 'Your back is going to thank you so much.'"
As for her mother's criticism, Ariel just wants to keep it moving. Her rep insisted, "Ariel is happy and in a good place. No further comment."
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