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: 2019-09-30

Issue information

Editorials

Holier than thou: are we all biased?

Mark Ashton, Mark Lee
Abstract 348 | PDF Downloads 221 HTML Downloads 157 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.164

Page 1-3

Guidelines and tips for getting your abstract accepted: ASPS PSC

Darrell Perkins
Abstract 312 | PDF Downloads 210 HTML Downloads 161 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.169

Page 4-6

Biopsy! Biopsy! Biopsy!

Ramin Shayan
Abstract 441 | PDF Downloads 471 HTML Downloads 142 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.170.2

Page 7-9

Perspective

Australia's contribution to the free abdominoplasty flap in breast reconstruction

Richard Hamilton, Ingemar Fogdestam
Abstract 296 | PDF Downloads 230 HTML Downloads 169 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.185

Page 84-89

Features

A keystone solution for major head and neck reconstructions

Felix Behan
Abstract 481 | PDF Downloads 73 HTML Downloads 114 Video Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.154

Page 79-83

Review articles

Prevention of surgical fires in facial plastic surgery

Harith Alani, James Southwell-Keely, Elias Moisidis, Roger Haddad, Frederick Clarke, Michael Kernohan
Abstract 580 | PDF Downloads 590 HTML Downloads 372 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.140

Page 40-49

Reporting quality of systematic review abstracts in articles hand and wrist pathology: a review

Amanda Yang Shen, Robert S Ware, Tom J O'Donohoe, Jason Wasiak
Abstract 356 | PDF Downloads 200 HTML Downloads 165 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.141

Page 50-57

Current evidence for outcomes of free-flap reconstruction in factor V Leiden patients

Isobel Yeap, Chris Ahn, Stuart Hoffman, Rowan Gillies, John Vandervord
Abstract 636 | PDF Downloads 300 HTML Downloads 334 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.136

Page 58-66

Original articles

Epidemiological trends of dermal sarcoma in Australia

Dr Edward Gibson, Dr Roger Woods, Dr Alexa Potter, Jessica Leigh Reid, Jennie Louise, Dr Gelareh Farshid, Dr Taryn Bessen, Dr Susan Neuhaus
Abstract 512 | PDF Downloads 311 HTML Downloads 335 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.127

Page 10-16

Local anaesthetic-only upper blepharoplasty: a viable alternative?

Robert Phan, Frank Lin
Abstract 533 | PDF Downloads 232 HTML Downloads 138 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.150

Page 17-20

Reconstructing ‘dual-defect’ pressure sores in spinal patients

Ramin Shayan, Aoife Margaret Hurley, Derek Neoh, Dr Stephen Flood, Michael Weymouth
Abstract 457 | PDF Downloads 245 HTML Downloads 159 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.107

Page 21-27

The composite extensor retinaculum cutaneous flap: an anatomical cadaveric study

Sadhishaan Sreedharan, Richard J Ross, Jens J Froelich, William A Cuellar, Siddharth Karanth
Abstract 389 | PDF Downloads 239 Video Downloads 0 HTML Downloads 268 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.101

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Petrol-related burn injuries presenting to the Victorian Adult Burns Service

Sadhishaan Sreedharan, Hana Menezes, Heathe Cleland, Stephen Goldie
Abstract 732 | PDF Downloads 315 HTML Downloads 279 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.153

Page 28-32

Case reports

Large-volume liposuction in acquired partial lipodystrophy

Yasiru Gehan Karunaratne, Marc Langbart, Jerry R Greenfield, James Southwell-Keely
Abstract 419 | PDF Downloads 294 HTML Downloads 239 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.14

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Palmaris profundus causing carpal tunnel syndrome: a rare anatomical variant

Tam Thanh Quinn, Dean White
Abstract 405 | PDF Downloads 242 HTML Downloads 279 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.105

Page 70-72

Ethical dilemmas in the surgical management of body integrity identity disorder

Nicholas Tang, Nicholas Burgess, Hye-Sung Park, Anand Ramakrishnan
Abstract 569 | PDF Downloads 314 HTML Downloads 296 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.142

Page 73-75

Primary cutaneous gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma masquerading as severe soft tissue infection

Nilay Gamze Yalcin, Rodrigo Teixeira
Abstract 391 | PDF Downloads 181 HTML Downloads 282 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.108

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