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: 2018-03-01;
Updated: 2021-06-17. 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)

Abstract 32 | PDF Downloads 18

Page i-ii


Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery: first edition

Mark Andrew Lee, Mark Ashton
Abstract 839 | PDF Downloads 775 HTML Downloads 35 | DOI

Page 1-2

The time for Australian plastic surgery to have one voice

Bryan C Mendelson
Abstract 845 | PDF Downloads 362 HTML Downloads 25 | DOI

Page 3-5

Plastic surgery origins and the Antipodean influence

Wayne Morrison AM
Abstract 1041 | PDF Downloads 105 HTML Downloads 103 | DOI

Page 6-16

Then, now and later

G Ian Taylor AO
Abstract 397 | PDF Downloads 319 HTML Downloads 18 | DOI

Page 17-18

The Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery comes of age

Richard Barnett
Abstract 451 | PDF Downloads 308 HTML Downloads 13 | DOI

Page 19-20

The reconstructive origin of cosmetic surgery: dispelling a myth

Mark R Magnusson
Abstract 1119 | PDF Downloads 83 HTML Downloads 35 | DOI

Page 21-26

History of plastic surgery and military surgery

Hugh Bartholomeusz OAM RFD
Abstract 587 | PDF Downloads 573 HTML Downloads 34 | DOI

Page 27-29

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

Ramin Shayan
Abstract 568 | PDF Downloads 471 HTML Downloads 53 | DOI

Page 30-34

Plastic surgery curriculum review

David Morgan
Abstract 548 | PDF Downloads 409 HTML Downloads 27 | DOI

Page 35-36


Defining cosmetic surgery

Nicola R Dean, Kristen Foley, Paul Ward
Abstract 5208 | PDF Downloads 694 HTML Downloads 77 | DOI

Page 37-45

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

David George Pennington
Abstract 650 | PDF Downloads 344 HTML Downloads 29 | DOI

Page 46-53

Advances in cleft care over the last 40 years

Brian C Sommerlad
Abstract 383 | PDF Downloads 361 HTML Downloads 24 | 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 756 | PDF Downloads 74 HTML Downloads 46 | DOI

Page 57-64

A critical analysis of the management of craniofacial microsomia

David John David AC
Abstract 869 | PDF Downloads 648 HTML Downloads 203 | DOI

Page 65-78

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

Earle Brown, Michael F Klaassen
Abstract 1076 | PDF Downloads 377 HTML Downloads 189 | DOI

Page 79-91

The power of collaboration

Rodney Cooter, Ingrid Hopper
Abstract 613 | PDF Downloads 320 HTML Downloads 23 | DOI

Page 92-94

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

Timothy William Gray, Christopher John Coombs
Abstract 964 | PDF Downloads 62 HTML Downloads 62 | DOI

Page 95-100

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

Felix Behan
Abstract 831 | PDF Downloads 84 HTML Downloads 42 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 632 | PDF Downloads 361 HTML Downloads 39 | 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 1167 | PDF Downloads 534 HTML Downloads 39 | 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 659 | PDF Downloads 1117 HTML Downloads 68 | 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 1023 | PDF Downloads 413 HTML Downloads 32 | 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 855 | PDF Downloads 743 HTML Downloads 192 | DOI

Page 135-139

Case reports