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: 2020-09-30

Issue information

Australas J Plast Surg. 2020.3(2)

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Mark Ashton, Mark Lee
Abstract 208 | PDF Downloads 105 HTML Downloads 56 | DOI

Page 1–2


Microsurgery training for plastic surgery trainees in Australia

David Lu, Courtney Hall, Rodrigo Teixeira
Abstract 199 | PDF Downloads 200 HTML Downloads 137 | DOI

Page 60–63

Pitfalls of telehealth in the management of skin cancer: a COVID-19 perspective

David Lu, Angela Webb
Abstract 259 | PDF Downloads 160 HTML Downloads 37 | DOI

Page 64–66

Aesthetic, cosmetic and reconstructive: why words matter

Robert Sheen
Abstract 294 | PDF Downloads 191 HTML Downloads 60 | DOI

Page 67–69


New Zealand plastic and reconstructive surgery workforce: update and future projections

Amanda Peacock , Brandon Adams, Swee Tan
Abstract 429 | PDF Downloads 155 HTML Downloads 89 | DOI

Page 3-10

Review articles

Original articles

Postoperative management of lower limb split-thickness skin grafts in Australia

Lisa Ellis, Patricia Terrill, George Miller, Kin Seng Tong, Miguel Cabalag
Abstract 554 | PDF Downloads 343 HTML Downloads 65 | DOI

Page 11-21

Different collagenase delivery for Dupuytren disease in public hospitals

Jessca A Paynter, Vicky Tobin, James CS Leong, Warren Matthew Rozen, David J Hunter-Smith
Abstract 356 | PDF Downloads 164 HTML Downloads 49 | DOI

Page 22-31

Comparing preoperative mapping with reflectance confocal microscopy to surgical markings in lentigo maligna excision of the face: a pilot study

Lipi Shukla, Louise Photiou, Alan Pham, Catriona McLean, Raquel Ruiz, Victoria Mar, John Kelly, Ramin Shayan, Frank Bruscino-Raiola
Abstract 357 | HTML Downloads 182 pdf Downloads 99 | DOI

Page 32–39

Case reports

Infrared imaging and prevention of skin flap necrosis in bilateral skin sparing mastectomies

Alexa McNaught, Amy O'Connor, Ryan Livingston
Abstract 257 | PDF Downloads 148 HTML Downloads 50 | DOI

Page 56–59