'Oversell' often alleged by cosmetic patients

Doctors who are sued over cosmetic procedures often failed to tell patients their looks might not be transformed in the way they had hoped, an Australian study finds.

Reviewing six years of malpractice claims and serious healthcare complaints, Melbourne researchers found 70% involved doctors’ alleged failure to disclose the risks of complications.

However, 40% of cases included allegations that doctors failure to explain that the procedure might simply provide no benefit —