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 591 | pdf Downloads 301 HTML Downloads 191 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.143

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Dupuytrens disease–where to from here?

David McCombe
Abstract 2225 | pdf Downloads 277 HTML Downloads 112 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.144

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Ethical practice in plastic surgery

Richard Theile
Abstract 869 | pdf Downloads 475 HTML Downloads 598 | 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 818 | pdf Downloads 378 HTML Downloads 488 | 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 623 | PDF Downloads 250 HTML Downloads 253 | 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 1355 | PDF Downloads 305 HTML Downloads 955 | 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 1141 | pdf Downloads 1735 HTML Downloads 187 | 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 628 | pdf Downloads 244 HTML Downloads 166 | 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 671 | pdf Downloads 317 HTML Downloads 144 | 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 1179 | pdf Downloads 358 HTML Downloads 351 | 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 769 | pdf Downloads 420 HTML Downloads 184 | 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 515 | PDF Downloads 250 HTML Downloads 395 | 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 501 | PDF Downloads 217 HTML Downloads 293 | 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 1602 | PDF Downloads 860 HTML Downloads 2327 | 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 1116 | PDF Downloads 446 HTML Downloads 882 | 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 989 | PDF Downloads 273 HTML Downloads 459 | 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 943 | PDF Downloads 478 HTML Downloads 942 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2i1.71

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