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 557 | PDF Downloads 440 html Downloads 368 | 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 383 | PDF Downloads 295 html Downloads 169 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.112

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Welcoming diversity in plastic surgery

Nicola Dean
Abstract 360 | pdf Downloads 295 HTML Downloads 410 | 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 365 | PDF Downloads 272 HTML Downloads 172 | 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 413 | PDF Downloads 205 HTML Downloads 131 | 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 372 | PDF Downloads 599 HTML Downloads 192 | 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 542 | PDF Downloads 268 HTML Downloads 154 | 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 614 | PDF Downloads 59 HTML Downloads 41 | 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 829 | PDF Downloads 343 HTML Downloads 369 | 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 655 | pdf Downloads 320 HTML Downloads 180 | 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 1119 | PDF Downloads 520 HTML Downloads 485 | 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 789 | PDF Downloads 293 HTML Downloads 287 | 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
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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 865 | PDF Downloads 389 HTML Downloads 322 | 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 530 | PDF Downloads 294 HTML Downloads 280 | 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 493 | PDF Downloads 297 HTML Downloads 162 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.124

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