The Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery was established in 2018 as a joint initiative between the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. 

The journal is published by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons with support from the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons. It is published twice per year, in March and September.

The Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery is an online-only peer reviewed journal of original research on all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery research and review including aesthetic, breast, burns, cleft lip and palate, craniomaxillofacial, experimental research, general reconstruction, hand, head and neck, history of plastic and military surgery, international collaboration, melanoma and skin cancer, paediatric, training and technical and preoperative investigations/imaging.

Our aim is to be the premier platform for plastic and reconstructive surgery research and review in the region; to foster, encourage and support research excellence; and to make a key contribution to surgical practice worldwide in keeping with the prominent roles that Australian and New Zealand surgeons have played in the development of the specialty.

For information on how to submit to the journal, click here.


Published: 2018-03-10;
Updated: 2021-05-18. Updates include new category 'features' (for papers that were not double-blind peer-reviewed) and financial and other disclosures including permission to publish images missing from first published papers. Other updates include changes to formatting and style in line with a later issues of the journal.

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Published: 2021-06-17

Issue information

Australas J Plast Surg. 2018.1(1)

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Page i-ii


Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery: first edition

Mark Andrew Lee, Mark Ashton
Abstract 799 | PDF Downloads 728 HTML Downloads 21 | DOI

Page 1-2

The time for Australian plastic surgery to have one voice

Bryan C Mendelson
Abstract 817 | PDF Downloads 342 HTML Downloads 17 | DOI

Page 3-5

Plastic surgery origins and the Antipodean influence

Wayne Morrison AM
Abstract 954 | PDF Downloads 76 HTML Downloads 23 | DOI

Page 6-16

Then, now and later

G Ian Taylor AO
Abstract 364 | PDF Downloads 300 HTML Downloads 11 | DOI

Page 17-18

The Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery comes of age

Richard Barnett
Abstract 438 | PDF Downloads 282 HTML Downloads 8 | DOI

Page 19-20

The reconstructive origin of cosmetic surgery: dispelling a myth

Mark R Magnusson
Abstract 1057 | PDF Downloads 49 HTML Downloads 16 | DOI

Page 21-26

History of plastic surgery and military surgery

Hugh Bartholomeusz OAM RFD
Abstract 492 | PDF Downloads 503 HTML Downloads 25 | DOI

Page 27-29

The future of skin cancer surgery: what role for plastic surgeons?

Ramin Shayan
Abstract 540 | PDF Downloads 439 HTML Downloads 31 | DOI

Page 30-34

Plastic surgery curriculum review

David Morgan
Abstract 511 | PDF Downloads 378 HTML Downloads 18 | DOI

Page 35-36


Defining cosmetic surgery

Nicola R Dean, Kristen Foley, Paul Ward
Abstract 4045 | PDF Downloads 329 HTML Downloads 38 | DOI

Page 37-45

A decade of Australian reconstructive burn surgery in Nepal 2004-2014

David George Pennington
Abstract 580 | PDF Downloads 311 HTML Downloads 13 | DOI

Page 46-53

Advances in cleft care over the last 40 years

Brian C Sommerlad
Abstract 336 | PDF Downloads 327 HTML Downloads 10 | DOI

Page 54-56

Does the GOSLON yardstick predict the need for orthognathic surgery?

Kirstin Miteff, Mark Jonathon Walters, Shahriar Raj Zaman, Wendy Nicholls, Steve Singer, David Gillett
Abstract 659 | PDF Downloads 46 HTML Downloads 21 | DOI

Page 57-64

A critical analysis of the management of craniofacial microsomia

David John David AC
Abstract 771 | PDF Downloads 615 HTML Downloads 61 | DOI

Page 65-78

War, facial surgery and itinerant Kiwis: The New Zealand plastic surgery story

Earle Brown, Michael F Klaassen
Abstract 927 | PDF Downloads 274 HTML Downloads 74 | DOI

Page 79-91

The power of collaboration

Rodney Cooter, Ingrid Hopper
Abstract 579 | PDF Downloads 300 HTML Downloads 17 | DOI

Page 92-94

Developing professional judgement in surgical trainees: the role of critical reflection

Timothy William Gray, Christopher John Coombs
Abstract 892 | PDF Downloads 36 HTML Downloads 44 | DOI

Page 95-100

Keystone perforator island flap: a clinical summary of 28 melanoma cases

Felix Behan
Abstract 744 | PDF Downloads 64 HTML Downloads 26 Video Downloads 0 | DOI

Page 101-106

Original articles

Preoperative CT angiography to facilitate pedicle selection for high-risk breast reduction patients

Jessica Kierath, Richard Lewin, Mark Andrew Lee
Abstract 564 | PDF Downloads 314 HTML Downloads 16 | DOI

Page 107-112

A comparison of maxillofacial trauma before and after implementation of lockout laws in Sydney

Shiv Chopra, Rhys Gordon van der Rijt, Quan Ngo, Frederick K Clarke, James Peter Southwell-Keely, Kristy Robledo, Elias Moisidis
Abstract 1047 | PDF Downloads 468 HTML Downloads 17 | DOI

Page 113-119

Understanding the vascular anatomy of zone IV in DIEA perforator flaps

Felicity V Connon, G Ian Taylor AO, Adam C Gascoigne, Russell Corlett, Mark W Ashton
Abstract 610 | PDF Downloads 931 HTML Downloads 31 | DOI

Page 120-129

Plastic and reconstructive surgical research in Australia and New Zealand: A bibliometric analysis

Olivia M Perotti, Storm Holwill, Sadhishaan Sreedharan, Daniel J Reilly, Warren M Rozen, David J Hunter-Smith
Abstract 979 | PDF Downloads 378 HTML Downloads 21 | DOI

Page 130-134

A novel application of the lotus petal flap in high-risk perineal urethrostomy: principles and outcomes

Daniel J Reilly, Eric K Sham, Justin BL Chee, Ajay Chauhan
Abstract 787 | PDF Downloads 656 HTML Downloads 101 | DOI

Page 135-139

Case reports