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.

Published: 2022-03-31

Issue information

Aust J Plast Surg Vol 5 Issue 1 2022

Abstract 118 | PDF Downloads 97

Page 1-1V



Mark Lee, Mark Ashton
Abstract 114 | PDF Downloads 255 | DOI

Page 1-4


Margin of error: accuracy of estimated excision margins by surgical experience

Harriet K Semple, Marc J Langbart
Abstract 152 | PDF Downloads 285 | DOI

Page 13-16


Review articles

Advances in perforator imaging through holographic CTA and augmented reality: a systematic review

Robert Phan, Michael P Chae, David J Hunter-Smith, Warren Matthew Rozen
Abstract 157 | PDF Downloads 275 | DOI

Page 32-38

Original articles

The financial burden of complications of overseas breast implants at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Isabel Gonzalez Matheus, Matthew Peters, Marie-Claire Edmunds
Abstract 135 | PDF Downloads 263 | DOI

Page 43-47

Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in Australian burns patients

Patrick Lu, Dane Holden, Alex Padiglione, Heather Cleland
Abstract 165 | PDF Downloads 297 | DOI

Page 48-55

Experiences of women undergoing abdominoplasty in the public sector: a qualitative study

Nicola R Dean, Kristen Foley, Randall Long, Paul Ward
Abstract 147 | PDF Downloads 296 | DOI

Page 56-67

Traction splinting (EAVAST protocol) versus operative fixation of proximal phalanx fractures: a comparative study of patient outcomes

Alyse Hopkins, Nick P Barry, Sebastian RA Bowman , Sivapirabu Sathasivam , Rohit J Kumar , Angelo P Preketes , Michael B Dowd
Abstract 221 | PDF Downloads 415 | DOI

Page 68-73

Microsurgical scalp reconstruction and cranioplasty refined

Sonia Sinclair, Kiane Zhou, Jia Miin Yip, Shagun Aggarwal, Alistair Jukes, Jonathan R Clark, Brindha Shivalingham, Sydney Ch'ng
Abstract 221 | PDF Downloads 292 | DOI

Page 74-79

Enhanced risk of multiple sentinel lymph node basins in truncal and head and neck melanoma

Harmeet K Bhullar, Lipi Shukla, Ramin Shayan, Frank Bruscino-Raiola
Abstract 104 | PDF Downloads 267 | DOI

Page 80-87

Skin lesion assessment and management model: optimising existing resources in the management of non-melanoma skin cancer

Caitlin O'Hare, Michael McKeough, Melanie Hickson, Rebekah Ferris , Jay Wiper, Michael Wagels
Abstract 167 | PDF Downloads 278 | DOI

Page 88-95

Case reports

PET positive tattoo lymphadenopathy: a case report and review of the literature

Sarah Lonie, Alisha Fong, Peter Gregory, Manish Jain, George Pratt
Abstract 217 | PDF Downloads 294 | DOI

Page 96-100

Heterotopic ossification in a soft tissue free flap vascular pedicle: a case report

Jan Janzekovic, Noah M Betar, Alicia Heald, Robert Calvisi, Admire Matsika, Yun Phua
Abstract 105 | PDF Downloads 256 | DOI

Page 101-103

Digital flexor tendon rupture due to gout: a case report and literature review

Sean Kwang Howe Leow, Robert Knight
Abstract 115 | PDF Downloads 265 | DOI

Page 104-106

Facial artery myomucosal flap reconstruction of a hemilaryngectomy defect: a case report

Sarah Adamson, Associate Professor Bernard Lyons, Damien Grinsell
Abstract 107 | PDF Downloads 293 | DOI

Page 107-109

Unexpected diagnosis of a pilomatrixoma in an infant: a case report

Daniel Wong, Timothy Chew, Edward Gibson, Bernard Carney
Abstract 107 | PDF Downloads 249 | DOI

Page 110-112

Case series