Seattle, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/07/2013 -- Today’s Mythbuster:
Dr. Phil Haeck, MD
Aspiring to ensure the public is engaged in plastic surgery but with the correct information, Dr. Phil Haeck, MD creator of the “Northwest Natural Look,” releases another plastic surgery “Mythbuster” today.
Myth: Some people get addicted to plastic surgery.
Dr. Haeck, who has responded to this question frequently with television, print and internet reporters, says, “The truth of the matter is that when surgery corrects one of your features that bothered you, and you find out it was pretty easy to recover from that surgery, you start to think about another feature that you don’t like.”
Dr. Haeck says that an addiction is something you can’t quit. “I don’t see people having to get counseling because they can’t stop having surgery. That just doesn’t happen in my practice.” What he sees instead is patients coming back a year or two later to fix the next thing on their list. “When divorce happens, both women and men start looking closer at themselves knowing they are soon going to be scrutinized by other single people. They have a laundry list of what they want done, and it is oftentimes more than one area of the body.”
Purposeful planning to proceed with surgery is the normal decision process for his patients, not the result of addiction. “What is truly happening is that people find they can build self confidence through a good surgical outcome, but they also know they can stop at any time.”
Recognizing surgery is inevitably expensive; Dr. Haeck speculates that if addiction was truly occurring, people would be spending excessive sums to feed their addiction. He has observed the converse to be true; the average plastic surgery patient limits their surgery to what they can afford. “I don’t see people mortgaging their homes to get surgery,” Dr. Haeck concludes. “They are sensible and reasonable, but they do come back when aging and gravity continues to take its toll.”
Dr. Phil Haeck, creator of the “Northwest Natural Look”, noticed his patients continually referred to movie stars and other public figures who had an “overdone” or stretched-too-tight appearance. They stated over and over they did not want to look like these stars. Furthermore, in the northwest where there is an abundance of natural beauty, the general mind-set is that people should not look fake or overstretched after surgery; and with that, the philosophy and style that Dr. Haeck espouses was born.
You can find more about Dr. Haeck on his website at plasticsurgeryseattlewa.com or call (206) 462-2024.
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