Abstract:Background:The informed consent form provides security for the plastic surgeon and the patient, and its use is recommended by the Consumer's Defense Code. Methods: A total of 100 judgments made by the courts of 5 Brazilian states were analyzed, in cases involving aesthetic plastic surgeries. This retrospective study was conducted between July 2010 and August 2012 involving a total of 3,427 plastic surgeons. The most common causes of lawsuits and the evidence that led to conviction or acquittal decisions in the… Show more
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