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: 2021-03-30

Issue information

Australas J Plast Surg. 2021.4(1)

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Editorials

Light at the end of the tunnel

Mark Lee, Mark Ashton
Abstract 206 | PDF Downloads 149 HTML Downloads 246 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n1.296

Page 1-2

Innovation in rural workforce strategies by a national surgical society

Keith Bryant, Nicola R Dean
Abstract 241 | PDF Downloads 151 HTML Downloads 271 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n1.299

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The times they are a-changin'

David K Chong
Abstract 639 | PDF Downloads 215 HTML Downloads 238 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n1.298

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Review articles

Diagnosis, investigation and management of breast implant illness

Daniel WH Wong, Quoc Lam
Abstract 599 | PDF Downloads 90 HTML Downloads 413 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n1.210

Page 9-21

Original articles

Caregiver satisfaction survey results in a multidisciplinary cleft clinic

Zoe Berryman, Peter Fowler, Michelle Shand, Martin Lee, Kirk Williams (III)
Abstract 412 | PDF Downloads 177 HTML Downloads 362 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n1.212

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Firework and sparkler burns in paediatric patients

Daniel Ricciardello, Nam Kyu Yang, Kira Chamberlain, Andrew Holland
Abstract 299 | PDF Downloads 248 HTML Downloads 486 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n1.240

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Characteristics and assessment of children undergoing upper limb surgery for management of cerebral palsy

Danielle Sabella, Adam Scheinberg, Bruce Johnstone, David McCombe, Monika Hasnat
Abstract 458 | PDF Downloads 204 HTML Downloads 408 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n1.235

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Mallet fractures: a prospective comparison of treatment outcomes

Jessica A Savage , Clara Miller , Shirley Collocott , Devlin Elliott, Karen Smith
Abstract 269 | PDF Downloads 228 HTML Downloads 399 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n1.222

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Osseointegrated prostheses for lower limb amputees

Sadhishaan Sreedharan, Steven Gray, Frank Bruscino-Raiola
Abstract 579 | PDF Downloads 203 HTML Downloads 503 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n1.199

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Case reports

Biodegradable temporising matrix in severe meningococcal septicaemia: a case report

Matthew Jennings, Jake Willet, Patrick Coghlan, Nicholas S Solanki, John E Greenwood
Abstract 503 | PDF Downloads 400 HTML Downloads 408 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n1.226

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Parotid mucoepidermoid carcinoma with extensive intravenous metastasis: a case report

Alice Flavell-Birch, Helen D Brasch, Swee T Tan
Abstract 319 | PDF Downloads 142 HTML Downloads 292 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n1.244

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Carpal tunnel syndrome due to Mycobacterium szulgai infection: Australian report

Harrison Theile, Ryan Beattie, Libby Anderson
Abstract 269 | PDF Downloads 150 HTML Downloads 315 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n1.228

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Case series

Utility of parascapular flaps for regional reconstruction of upper back defects: a case series

Jemima J Dorairaj, Gareth D Kiernan, Rizwan Sheikh, Richard Zinn
Abstract 221 | PDF Downloads 291 HTML Downloads 384 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v4n1.248

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Letters