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: 2018-09-24

Editorials

Cosmetic and plastic surgeons: what’s the difference?

Mark Ashton, Mark Lee
Abstract 526 | PDF Downloads 420 html Downloads 359 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.111

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Strategic management of acute burn: implications for long-term scarring

Tania CS Cubison
Abstract 358 | PDF Downloads 275 html Downloads 162 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.112

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Welcoming diversity in plastic surgery

Nicola Dean
Abstract 338 | pdf Downloads 275 HTML Downloads 363 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.96

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Expanding the possibilities of hand surgery training in Australia

David B McCombe
Abstract 352 | PDF Downloads 254 HTML Downloads 157 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.114

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The Australian hand difference register: sharing clinical experience

David B McCombe, Christopher J Coombs
Abstract 391 | PDF Downloads 190 HTML Downloads 125 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.115

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Lymphoedema microsurgery: are we re-inventing the wheel yet again?

Ramin Shayan
Abstract 358 | PDF Downloads 566 HTML Downloads 180 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.116

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The multidisciplinary management of complex facial trauma at Royal Adelaide Hospital

Broughton Snell, Ben Grave
Abstract 522 | PDF Downloads 250 HTML Downloads 142 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.118

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Features

The evolution of head and neck reconstruction

Sydney Ch'ng, Peter C Neligan
Abstract 562 | PDF Downloads 37 HTML Downloads 32 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.117

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Original articles

Measuring breast volume in hypertrophy: laser scanning or water displacement?

Tamara Crittenden, Daisy E Veitch, Maciej Henneberg, Karen Burford, Phillipa van Essen, Kaveeta Deut, Kalavani Zeitouneh, Elizabeth Lomax, Philip A Griffin, Nicola R Dean
Abstract 784 | PDF Downloads 311 HTML Downloads 331 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.119

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Dupuytren’s disease and collagenase: evidence for a paradigm shift in management

Jessica A Paynter, Vicky Tobin, Warren M Rozen, David J Hunter-Smith
Abstract 622 | pdf Downloads 302 HTML Downloads 169 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.94

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Cosmetic breast augmentation in Australia: a cost of complication study

George S Miller, Suzanne Robinson, Christopher M Reid, David J Hunter-Smith
Abstract 1045 | PDF Downloads 463 HTML Downloads 423 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.120

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Imaging of perforasome territories: the evolution of techniques

Warren M Rozen, Rachael Leung, Michael P Chae, David J Hunter-Smith
Abstract 704 | PDF Downloads 262 HTML Downloads 273 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.121

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Part of the problem or part of the solution? Plastic surgeons and body image dissatisfaction

Nichola Jane Rumsey, Phillippa Diedrichs
Abstract 1243 | PDF Downloads 586 HTML Downloads 12822 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.46

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Measuring quality of life and patient satisfaction in hand conditions

Kyra L Sierakowski, Kathleen A Evans Sanchez, Rachael A Damarell, Nicola R Dean, Philip A Griffin, Gregory I Bain
Abstract 814 | PDF Downloads 348 HTML Downloads 269 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.122

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Case reports

Fibular epiphyseal transfer: the peroneal vessels revisited

Adrian D Murphy, Christopher J Coombs
Abstract 460 | PDF Downloads 263 HTML Downloads 273 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.123

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An unusual presentation of digital neurilemmoma: a case report

Olivia Perotti, Fraser Gilmour
Abstract 472 | PDF Downloads 276 HTML Downloads 152 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.124

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