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: 2018-03-01;
Updated: 2021-06-17. Updates include new category 'features' (for papers that were not double-blind peer-reviewed) and financial and other disclosures including permission to publish images missing from first published papers. Other updates include changes to formatting and style in line with a later issues of the journal.

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Published: 2021-06-17

Issue information

Australas J Plast Surg. 2018.1(1)

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Page i-ii


Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery: first edition

Mark Andrew Lee, Mark Ashton
Abstract 858 | PDF Downloads 800 HTML Downloads 43 | DOI

Page 1-2

The time for Australian plastic surgery to have one voice

Bryan C Mendelson
Abstract 862 | PDF Downloads 375 HTML Downloads 30 | DOI

Page 3-5

Plastic surgery origins and the Antipodean influence

Wayne Morrison AM
Abstract 1073 | PDF Downloads 120 HTML Downloads 134 | DOI

Page 6-16

Then, now and later

G Ian Taylor AO
Abstract 419 | PDF Downloads 328 HTML Downloads 21 | DOI

Page 17-18

The Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery comes of age

Richard Barnett
Abstract 459 | PDF Downloads 315 HTML Downloads 16 | DOI

Page 19-20

The reconstructive origin of cosmetic surgery: dispelling a myth

Mark R Magnusson
Abstract 1148 | PDF Downloads 104 HTML Downloads 40 | DOI

Page 21-26

History of plastic surgery and military surgery

Hugh Bartholomeusz OAM RFD
Abstract 617 | PDF Downloads 588 HTML Downloads 38 | DOI

Page 27-29

The future of skin cancer surgery: what role for plastic surgeons?

Ramin Shayan
Abstract 587 | PDF Downloads 486 HTML Downloads 61 | DOI

Page 30-34

Plastic surgery curriculum review

David Morgan
Abstract 567 | PDF Downloads 426 HTML Downloads 37 | DOI

Page 35-36


Defining cosmetic surgery

Nicola R Dean, Kristen Foley, Paul Ward
Abstract 5535 | PDF Downloads 789 HTML Downloads 298 | DOI

Page 37-45

A decade of Australian reconstructive burn surgery in Nepal 2004-2014

David George Pennington
Abstract 669 | PDF Downloads 355 HTML Downloads 45 | DOI

Page 46-53

Advances in cleft care over the last 40 years

Brian C Sommerlad
Abstract 402 | PDF Downloads 380 HTML Downloads 37 | DOI

Page 54-56

Does the GOSLON yardstick predict the need for orthognathic surgery?

Kirstin Miteff, Mark Jonathon Walters, Shahriar Raj Zaman, Wendy Nicholls, Steve Singer, David Gillett
Abstract 797 | PDF Downloads 82 HTML Downloads 129 | DOI

Page 57-64

A critical analysis of the management of craniofacial microsomia

David John David AC
Abstract 902 | PDF Downloads 661 HTML Downloads 372 | DOI

Page 65-78

War, facial surgery and itinerant Kiwis: The New Zealand plastic surgery story

Earle Brown, Michael F Klaassen
Abstract 1109 | PDF Downloads 440 HTML Downloads 329 | DOI

Page 79-91

The power of collaboration

Rodney Cooter, Ingrid Hopper
Abstract 631 | PDF Downloads 331 HTML Downloads 72 | DOI

Page 92-94

Developing professional judgement in surgical trainees: the role of critical reflection

Timothy William Gray, Christopher John Coombs
Abstract 1016 | PDF Downloads 85 HTML Downloads 99 | DOI

Page 95-100

Keystone perforator island flap: a clinical summary of 28 melanoma cases

Felix Behan
Abstract 860 | PDF Downloads 94 HTML Downloads 93 Video Downloads 0 | DOI

Page 101-106

Original articles

Preoperative CT angiography to facilitate pedicle selection for high-risk breast reduction patients

Jessica Kierath, Richard Lewin, Mark Andrew Lee
Abstract 659 | PDF Downloads 386 HTML Downloads 104 | DOI

Page 107-112

A comparison of maxillofacial trauma before and after implementation of lockout laws in Sydney

Shiv Chopra, Rhys Gordon van der Rijt, Quan Ngo, Frederick K Clarke, James Peter Southwell-Keely, Kristy Robledo, Elias Moisidis
Abstract 1217 | PDF Downloads 555 HTML Downloads 100 | DOI

Page 113-119

Understanding the vascular anatomy of zone IV in DIEA perforator flaps

Felicity V Connon, G Ian Taylor AO, Adam C Gascoigne, Russell Corlett, Mark W Ashton
Abstract 682 | PDF Downloads 1198 HTML Downloads 244 | DOI

Page 120-129

Plastic and reconstructive surgical research in Australia and New Zealand: A bibliometric analysis

Olivia M Perotti, Storm Holwill, Sadhishaan Sreedharan, Daniel J Reilly, Warren M Rozen, David J Hunter-Smith
Abstract 1053 | PDF Downloads 425 HTML Downloads 97 | DOI

Page 130-134

A novel application of the lotus petal flap in high-risk perineal urethrostomy: principles and outcomes

Daniel J Reilly, Eric K Sham, Justin BL Chee, Ajay Chauhan
Abstract 892 | PDF Downloads 769 HTML Downloads 270 | DOI

Page 135-139

Case reports