It is absolutely untrue that most bad outcomes in plastic surgery are unavoidable.
1.Most plastic surgeons are arrogant egomaniacs and a high percentage of them are sociopaths. Google "serial killers in the medical profession", written by a physician.
2. Doctors really aren't that smart. They are good at memorization. So they like to memorize what to do for a particular procedure, and then do the same thing over and over again, like an assembly line, even if that is not appropriate for that particular patient. It eliminates having to think.
3. Doctors in states like CA that have a low cap on pain & suffering damages in medical malpractice cases know that unless their patient is wealthy or has catastrophic injuries, they will not be able to get a lawyer on contingency, so therefore will not be able to sue them. This makes them get sloppy because they know there will be no consequences for their butchery. They choose their victims well, and never screw up on wealthy people.
Remember, absolute power leads to absolute corruption, and doctors are no exception.
And before you tell me I don't know what I'm talking about, 5 out of 5 board certified doctors in CA screwed up in surgery on me.
The first one left me on the table bleeding out after he hit an artery in my abdomen, and went to make a phone call. I lost half my blood.
The second one operated on the wrong leg, and more than a dozen of the wrong parts, parts that were perfect & I didn't consent to surgery on. He damaged my perfect knees, perfect calves, he carved large X's into my hips, & made sutures in my pubic area, all for no reason & without consent. He was used to doing full body lipo on women who were 200 lbs, so he did the same surgery on me, even though I weighed 103 lbs.
The third one got mad at me because I asked him to do the procedure in the way I thought would give me the best results (too lengthy to describe here). He wouldn't change the way he did it, so I cancelled the surgery. He had his receptionist call me the next day saying he would do it my way. But his ego just couldn't handle taking orders from a mere patient, so he DELIBERATELY damaged my inner thigh, a part he wasn't supposed to operate on. This was the medical equivalent of a waiter spitting in your soup. It turned out my suggestion worked, & I'm sure that was the trigger for what he did.
The fourth one did the opposite of what he was supposed to do, even though I gave him detailed diagrams of exactly what he was supposed to do and where, and he agreed to this. Minutes before surgery when I was under the influence of valium, he got me to agree to a different surgery, and had me sign it. I didn't know what I was doing. He ended up doing to me his "trademarked" surgery which included things that I didn't need, and caused further damage including sciatic nerve pain.
When I gave him a negative review, just stating the facts of what he did, he threatened me with physical harm, then posted that I wasn't a patient, I was a former employee who stole drugs from him, that I was a drug addict & extortionist, all totally made up. He had his wife file a phony restraining order against me, saying I threatened to kill her & her kids. I had to fly to LA at my expense to fight it and it was dismissed for lack of evidence, because it never happened. He then sued ME for defamation, and I have spent $8K on legal fees to fight it.
The fifth one gave me the wrong anesthesia, even though I put in my consent form that was only consenting to be given one particular drug. I reminded the surgeon & anesthesiologist of this just before surgery. But this was not enough to get them off automatic pilot, and they gave me the drugs they usually give, which caused my hair to fall out. I found out later this plastic surgeon killed a woman a few years before when she gave her too much anesthesia.
The leading cause of death in this country is now medical mistakes. The injured are in the millions.