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: 2021-09-30

Issue information


Suffering in silence

Mark Ashton, Mark Lee
Abstract 150 | HTML Downloads 136 PDF Downloads 103 | DOI

Page 1-3

Wellness, burnout and resilience

Dan Kennedy
Abstract 106 | HTML Downloads 91 PDF Downloads 86 VIDEO Downloads 0 | DOI

Page 4

Collaborative research in Australasian plastic surgery

Guy HM Stanley, Melissa J Hirth, Michael W Findlay
Abstract 227 | HTML Downloads 119 PDF Downloads 110 | DOI

Page 5-7


A standardised system of photography to assess cosmetic facial surgery

Peter Philip Callan, Woodrow Wilson
Abstract 191 | HTML Downloads 577 PDF Downloads 148 | DOI

Page 8–21

South Australian facial trauma: a population analysis of social economic deprivation and facial fractures

Jason Diab, Benjamin Grave, Walter Flapper, Peter Anderson, David J David, Mark Moore
Abstract 153 | HTML Downloads 68 PDF Downloads 87 | DOI

Page 22–35

South Australian facial trauma: a population analysis of social economic deprivation and facial fractures

Jason Diab, Benjamin Grave, Walter Flapper, Peter Anderson, David J David, Mark Moore
Abstract 160 | HTML Downloads 83 PDF Downloads 86 | DOI

Page 36–43

Review articles

Exploding power: a statewide review of lithium battery related burns

Jason Diab, Justine O’Hara , Andrea-Issler Fisher, Erik La Hei, Robert Gates , John Vandervord, Andrew JA Holland, Peter Maitz
Abstract 247 | HTML Downloads 119 PDF Downloads 101 | DOI

Page 44–52

On randomised trials of surgical timings for cleft palate repair

Selena Young, Seng Teik Lee, David Machin, Say Beng Tan, Qingshu Lu
Abstract 144 | HTML Downloads 99 PDF Downloads 83 | DOI

Page 53–62

Original articles

The role of scar massage in cleft lip surgery

Leonardo Zandavalli Cordova, William Alexander, David Chong
Abstract 446 | HTML Downloads 255 PDF Downloads 110 | DOI

Page 63–68

Negative-pressure dressings in lower limb skin grafts: a randomised control trial of PICO versus standard dressings

Lisa Ellis, Patricia Terrill, Warren Rozen
Abstract 214 | HTML Downloads 234 PDF Downloads 134 | DOI

Page 69–77

Dynamic facial reanimation in the elderly using masseteric-to-facial nerve transfer

Sadhishaan Sreedharan, Jieyun Zhou, George Pratt
Abstract 175 | HTML Downloads 192 PDF Downloads 102 | DOI

Page 78–84

Surgeon-driven preoperative psychiatric evaluation of plastic surgery patients

Phillipa van Essen, Natasha Keillor, Randall Long, Nicola Ruth Dean
Abstract 168 | HTML Downloads 113 PDF Downloads 115 | DOI

Page 85–92

Case reports

Corneal neurotisation for neurotrophic keratopathy with a sural nerve autograft: a case report

David Moore, Chameen Samarawickrama, Krishna Tumuluri , Quan Ngo
Abstract 164 | HTML Downloads 148 PDF Downloads 96 | DOI

Page 93–96

Acute carpal tunnel syndrome as first presentation of amyloidosis: a case report

Hardip Chahal, Prasad Athreya , David Stewart
Abstract 109 | HTML Downloads 156 PDF Downloads 75 | DOI

Page 97–99

Case series

Targeted muscle reinnervation in quadruple amputees: self-reported outcomes

Emma-Leigh Rudduck, Frank Bruscino-Raiola, Margaret Angliss, Steven J Gray, David Lee Gow, Abby Hutchinson
Abstract 127 | HTML Downloads 164 PDF Downloads 109 | DOI

Page 100–105


How to do lower limb reconstruction using the keystone perforator island flap

Felix Behan
Abstract 109 | HTML Downloads 143 PDF Downloads 126 VIDEO Downloads 0 | DOI

Page 105-107