|Absolutely nothing is being insinuated here, sort of. . .|
Most of us probably know the “10 Rule”: 10 pounds on the bottom for 10 years on the face, or as one of my best friends likes to joke, it’s either les fesses or la face. In France we’re talking about five kilos (2.2 pounds for one kilo) on the bottom to deliver 10 years of non-invasive youth to the face.
OK, let’s be brutal. It’s a question of where one wants her fat distributed or what compromises one is willing to make when confronted with the dilemma.
|How about a nice pair of Spanx to lift and support these cheeks so we can leave the other pair in peace?|
Many Frenchwomen, it seems to me, choose their derrieres over their faces, in other words many let their faces get very thin to keep their bottom as close to the one they’ve worked hard to hold onto for decades. It’s a choice, a tough call.
Recently I interviewed one of the rock stars of plastic surgery who told me, “fat equals youth.” He was, of course, talking about the face. Many of his patients syphon-off fat from other parts of their bodies (maybe their derrieres) to inject in their faces to give them back some of that baby plumpness in the cheek area. Like lots of other body parts, even those cheeks start to head south.
While we were on the subject of saving face, he said he admired French women because they understand “balance” in most areas of their lives. They tend not to be yo-yo dieters, he said, which means their faces are not constantly being stretched in and out. (I’m paraphrasing.) But he did add that being too thin is not a good thing.
|Don’t you sometimes wish everyone would just leave us alone?|
So, where do you stand on the Big Question?