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: 2019-03-15

Editorials

Devil's advocate

Mark Lee, Mark Ashton
Abstract 563 | pdf Downloads 276 HTML Downloads 175 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.143

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Dupuytrens disease–where to from here?

David McCombe
Abstract 2127 | pdf Downloads 264 HTML Downloads 111 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.144

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Ethical practice in plastic surgery

Richard Theile
Abstract 795 | pdf Downloads 443 HTML Downloads 587 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.145

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Features

Review articles

Imaging and printing in plastic and reconstructive surgery part 1: established techniques

Michael Park Chae, David Hunter-Smith, Warren Rozen
Abstract 752 | pdf Downloads 337 HTML Downloads 457 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.50

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Imaging and printing in plastic and reconstructive surgery part 2: emerging techniques

Michael P Chae, David J Hunter-Smith, Warren M Rozen
Abstract 585 | PDF Downloads 221 HTML Downloads 241 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.147

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The management of craniosynostosis in Australia and New Zealand

William Andrew Ziaziaris, Damian D Marucci
Abstract 1245 | PDF Downloads 265 HTML Downloads 857 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.98

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Original articles

Collagenase injections for Dupuytren’s in Australian public hospitals: a cost analysis

Devlin Elliott, Randy Bindra, Sujoy Roychowdhury, Tracy Comans, Jason Fletcher
Abstract 999 | pdf Downloads 1644 HTML Downloads 177 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.73

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Using collagenase to treat Dupuytren’s disease: a hypothetical cost benefit analysis

Ryan Livingston, Michael Wagels, Alicia Heald
Abstract 574 | pdf Downloads 215 HTML Downloads 154 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.42

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Superomedial pedicle reduction mammaplasty with and without drains: a comparative analysis

Derek G Liang, Varun Harish, Steven L Merten
Abstract 637 | pdf Downloads 272 HTML Downloads 136 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.84

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Compliance of plastic surgeons with advertising guidelines

Anthony Penna, Queenie Chan, Damian D Marucci
Abstract 1084 | pdf Downloads 318 HTML Downloads 336 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.103

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Techniques and timings for cleft palate surgery: a randomised controlled trial

Vincent Yeow, Selena Ee-Li Young, Philip Kuo-Ting Chen, Seng Tiek Lee, David Machin, Qingshu Lu
Abstract 727 | pdf Downloads 370 HTML Downloads 171 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.82

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Case reports

Is free tissue transfer following necrotising fasciitis safe? A case report and review

Daniel Bunker, Scott Ferris
Abstract 496 | PDF Downloads 227 HTML Downloads 375 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.83

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Thoracic osteomyelitis secondary to a complicated digital mucous cyst infection: a case report

Jake L Nowicki, Andrew Raymond, Phillip A Griffin
Abstract 479 | PDF Downloads 194 HTML Downloads 240 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.97

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Biodegradable temporising matrix for necrotising soft tissue infections: a case report

Sadhishaan Sreedharan, Edwin Morrison, Heather Cleland, Sophie Ricketts, Frank Bruscino-Raiola
Abstract 1410 | PDF Downloads 799 HTML Downloads 2254 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.72

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Frostbite following cryolipolysis: a case report

Patricia Jane Terrill, Kin Seng Tong, Daniel Williams
Abstract 1066 | PDF Downloads 396 HTML Downloads 742 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.99

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Case series

Complications of polyacrylamide gel filler in the Asian-Australian population

Amanda Yang Shen, Frank Lin
Abstract 922 | PDF Downloads 234 HTML Downloads 406 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.85

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Persistent median artery carpal tunnel syndrome: a case series and literature review

Jake L Nowicki, Alexander Macgregor Cameron, Philip Griffin, Quoc Tai Khoa Lam, Nicholas Marshall
Abstract 905 | PDF Downloads 443 HTML Downloads 836 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.71

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