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

Editorials

Suffering in silence

Mark Ashton, Mark Lee
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Wellnes, burnout and resilience

Dan Kennedy
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Collaborative research in Australasian plastic surgery

Guy HM Stanley, Melissa J Hirth, Michael W Findlay
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Features

A standardised system of photography to assess cosmetic facial surgery

Peter Philip Callan, Woodrow Wilson
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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
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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
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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
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On randomised trials of surgical timings for cleft palate repair

Selena Young, Seng Teik Lee, David Machin, Say Beng Tan, Qingshu Lu
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Original articles

The role of scar massage in cleft lip surgery

Leonardo Zandavalli Cordova, William Alexander, David Chong
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Dynamic facial reanimation in the elderly using masseteric-to-facial nerve transfer

Sadhishaan Sreedharan, Jieyun Zhou, George Pratt
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Surgeon-driven preoperative psychiatric evaluation of plastic surgery patients

Phillipa van Essen, Natasha Keillor, Randall Long, Nicola Ruth Dean
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Case reports

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

David Moore, Chameen Samarawickrama, Krishna Tumuluri , Quan Ngo
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Acute carpal tunnel syndrome as first presentation of amyloidosis: a case report

Hardip Chahal, Prasad Athreya , David Stewart
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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
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Guides

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

Felix Behan
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