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.

Published: 2022-03-31

Issue information

Aust J Plast Surg Vol 5 Issue 1 2022

Abstract 121 | PDF Downloads 97

Page 1-1V



Mark Lee, Mark Ashton
Abstract 133 | PDF Downloads 289 | DOI

Page 1-4


Margin of error: accuracy of estimated excision margins by surgical experience

Harriet K Semple, Marc J Langbart
Abstract 156 | PDF Downloads 297 | DOI

Page 13-16


Review articles

Advances in perforator imaging through holographic CTA and augmented reality: a systematic review

Robert Phan, Michael P Chae, David J Hunter-Smith, Warren Matthew Rozen
Abstract 161 | PDF Downloads 287 | DOI

Page 32-38

Original articles

The financial burden of complications of overseas breast implants at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Isabel Gonzalez Matheus, Matthew Peters, Marie-Claire Edmunds
Abstract 151 | PDF Downloads 276 | DOI

Page 43-47

Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in Australian burns patients

Patrick Lu, Dane Holden, Alex Padiglione, Heather Cleland
Abstract 182 | PDF Downloads 311 | DOI

Page 48-55

Experiences of women undergoing abdominoplasty in the public sector: a qualitative study

Nicola R Dean, Kristen Foley, Randall Long, Paul Ward
Abstract 165 | PDF Downloads 314 | DOI

Page 56-67

Traction splinting (EAVAST protocol) versus operative fixation of proximal phalanx fractures: a comparative study of patient outcomes

Alyse Hopkins, Nick P Barry, Sebastian RA Bowman , Sivapirabu Sathasivam , Rohit J Kumar , Angelo P Preketes , Michael B Dowd
Abstract 235 | PDF Downloads 428 | DOI

Page 68-73

Microsurgical scalp reconstruction and cranioplasty refined

Sonia Sinclair, Kiane Zhou, Jia Miin Yip, Shagun Aggarwal, Alistair Jukes, Jonathan R Clark, Brindha Shivalingham, Sydney Ch'ng
Abstract 226 | PDF Downloads 304 | DOI

Page 74-79

Enhanced risk of multiple sentinel lymph node basins in truncal and head and neck melanoma

Harmeet K Bhullar, Lipi Shukla, Ramin Shayan, Frank Bruscino-Raiola
Abstract 107 | PDF Downloads 283 | DOI

Page 80-87

Skin lesion assessment and management model: optimising existing resources in the management of non-melanoma skin cancer

Caitlin O'Hare, Michael McKeough, Melanie Hickson, Rebekah Ferris , Jay Wiper, Michael Wagels
Abstract 171 | PDF Downloads 291 | DOI

Page 88-95

Case reports

PET positive tattoo lymphadenopathy: a case report and review of the literature

Sarah Lonie, Alisha Fong, Peter Gregory, Manish Jain, George Pratt
Abstract 235 | PDF Downloads 308 | DOI

Page 96-100

Heterotopic ossification in a soft tissue free flap vascular pedicle: a case report

Jan Janzekovic, Noah M Betar, Alicia Heald, Robert Calvisi, Admire Matsika, Yun Phua
Abstract 120 | PDF Downloads 270 | DOI

Page 101-103

Digital flexor tendon rupture due to gout: a case report and literature review

Sean Kwang Howe Leow, Robert Knight
Abstract 142 | PDF Downloads 277 | DOI

Page 104-106

Facial artery myomucosal flap reconstruction of a hemilaryngectomy defect: a case report

Sarah Adamson, Associate Professor Bernard Lyons, Damien Grinsell
Abstract 111 | PDF Downloads 306 | DOI

Page 107-109

Unexpected diagnosis of a pilomatrixoma in an infant: a case report

Daniel Wong, Timothy Chew, Edward Gibson, Bernard Carney
Abstract 113 | PDF Downloads 258 | DOI

Page 110-112

Case series