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: 2021-10-14

Issue information

Editorials

Suffering in silence

Mark Ashton, Mark Lee
Abstract 111 | HTML Downloads 103 PDF Downloads 50 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.332

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Wellness, burnout and resilience

Dan Kennedy
Abstract 76 | HTML Downloads 69 PDF Downloads 53 VIDEO Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.336

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Collaborative research in Australasian plastic surgery

Guy HM Stanley, Melissa J Hirth, Michael W Findlay
Abstract 160 | HTML Downloads 83 PDF Downloads 61 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.337

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Features

A standardised system of photography to assess cosmetic facial surgery

Peter Philip Callan, Woodrow Wilson
Abstract 122 | HTML Downloads 298 PDF Downloads 71 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.334

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 93 | HTML Downloads 39 PDF Downloads 42 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.307

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 91 | HTML Downloads 34 PDF Downloads 41 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.339

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 159 | HTML Downloads 53 PDF Downloads 52 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.247

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 96 | HTML Downloads 57 PDF Downloads 40 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.217

Page 53–62

Original articles

The role of scar massage in cleft lip surgery

Leonardo Zandavalli Cordova, William Alexander, David Chong
Abstract 247 | HTML Downloads 88 PDF Downloads 45 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.238

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 125 | HTML Downloads 122 PDF Downloads 59 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.231

Page 69–77

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

Sadhishaan Sreedharan, Jieyun Zhou, George Pratt
Abstract 110 | HTML Downloads 130 PDF Downloads 46 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.182

Page 78–84

Surgeon-driven preoperative psychiatric evaluation of plastic surgery patients

Phillipa van Essen, Natasha Keillor, Randall Long, Nicola Ruth Dean
Abstract 100 | HTML Downloads 45 PDF Downloads 46 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.253

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 108 | HTML Downloads 69 PDF Downloads 47 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.236

Page 93–96

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

Hardip Chahal, Prasad Athreya , David Stewart
Abstract 77 | HTML Downloads 75 PDF Downloads 38 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.269

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 93 | HTML Downloads 115 PDF Downloads 45 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.216

Page 100–105

Guides

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

Felix Behan
Abstract 70 | HTML Downloads 97 PDF Downloads 69 VIDEO Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n2.341

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