Others have pointed out the cosmetic procedures, but I am forever reminded of my former Russian language teacher's graphic depiction (with big arm motions) of the babushkafication that befalls most Slavic women: грудь, живот, попа. Chest, stomach, butt. All shapely in youth, and then all cartoonishly balloon out after the birth of a couple of children or age 35, whichever happens first. Sure, women all over the world become matronly with weight and age. But for some reason, it feels more extreme in Ukrainian and Russian women, because the stereotypes about them run from super-thin (thigh gaps!