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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • PRIOR PUBLICATION This submission has not been previously published nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • CONSENT TO PUBLICATION All authors have consented to the publication of this submission in the Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery and have been correctly cited and acknowledged.
  • ORCID iD All authors have a registered ORCID iD. For more information, click here.
  • PROOF OF QUALIFICATIONS Authors who are not members of ASPS/NZAPS have provided evidence of their qualifications to the corresponding author and these have been emailed to journal@plasticsurgery.org.au
  • CONFLICT OF INTEREST All authors have completed a conflict of interest form. The conflict of interest form can be found here.
  • PATIENT CONSENT All patient consent forms have been completed. The consent form can be found here.
  • This submissions is in Microsoft Word file format (.doc, .docx)
  • This submission includes a separate title page as set out in AJOPS author guidelines
  • Figures relating to this submission are supplied as separate files with the figure number in the file name
  • The manuscript text is double spaced and pages are numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner of each page as set out in AJOPS Author guidelines
  • The main manuscript has all identifying information removed and adheres to the content requirements set out in AJOPS author guidelines
  • Tables are presented on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.
  • The references follow the Vancouver style as outlined in the AJOPS author guidelines