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 235 | PDF Downloads 113 HTML Downloads 69 | DOI

Page 1–2


Microsurgery training for plastic surgery trainees in Australia

David Lu, Courtney Hall, Rodrigo Teixeira
Abstract 230 | PDF Downloads 228 HTML Downloads 223 | DOI

Page 60–63

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

David Lu, Angela Webb
Abstract 347 | PDF Downloads 188 HTML Downloads 59 | DOI

Page 64–66

Aesthetic, cosmetic and reconstructive: why words matter

Robert Sheen
Abstract 331 | PDF Downloads 219 HTML Downloads 82 | DOI

Page 67–69


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

Amanda Peacock , Brandon Adams, Swee Tan
Abstract 511 | PDF Downloads 185 HTML Downloads 102 | 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 754 | PDF Downloads 382 HTML Downloads 111 | 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 427 | PDF Downloads 188 HTML Downloads 68 | 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 493 | HTML Downloads 262 pdf Downloads 121 | 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 314 | PDF Downloads 169 HTML Downloads 106 | DOI

Page 56–59