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: 2018-09-24

Editorials

Cosmetic and plastic surgeons: what’s the difference?

Mark Ashton, Mark Lee
Abstract 589 | PDF Downloads 455 html Downloads 381 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.111

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Strategic management of acute burn: implications for long-term scarring

Tania CS Cubison
Abstract 397 | PDF Downloads 306 html Downloads 189 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.112

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Welcoming diversity in plastic surgery

Nicola Dean
Abstract 379 | pdf Downloads 318 HTML Downloads 452 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.96

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Expanding the possibilities of hand surgery training in Australia

David B McCombe
Abstract 381 | PDF Downloads 286 HTML Downloads 183 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.114

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The Australian hand difference register: sharing clinical experience

David B McCombe, Christopher J Coombs
Abstract 429 | PDF Downloads 215 HTML Downloads 144 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.115

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Lymphoedema microsurgery: are we re-inventing the wheel yet again?

Ramin Shayan
Abstract 396 | PDF Downloads 641 HTML Downloads 215 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.116

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The multidisciplinary management of complex facial trauma at Royal Adelaide Hospital

Broughton Snell, Ben Grave
Abstract 565 | PDF Downloads 285 HTML Downloads 177 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.118

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Features

The evolution of head and neck reconstruction

Sydney Ch'ng, Peter C Neligan
Abstract 672 | PDF Downloads 79 HTML Downloads 240 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.117

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Original articles

Measuring breast volume in hypertrophy: laser scanning or water displacement?

Tamara Crittenden, Daisy E Veitch, Maciej Henneberg, Karen Burford, Phillipa van Essen, Kaveeta Deut, Kalavani Zeitouneh, Elizabeth Lomax, Philip A Griffin, Nicola R Dean
Abstract 857 | PDF Downloads 363 HTML Downloads 412 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.119

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Dupuytren’s disease and collagenase: evidence for a paradigm shift in management

Jessica A Paynter, Vicky Tobin, Warren M Rozen, David J Hunter-Smith
Abstract 674 | pdf Downloads 330 HTML Downloads 444 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.94

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Cosmetic breast augmentation in Australia: a cost of complication study

George S Miller, Suzanne Robinson, Christopher M Reid, David J Hunter-Smith
Abstract 1197 | PDF Downloads 571 HTML Downloads 780 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.120

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Imaging of perforasome territories: the evolution of techniques

Warren M Rozen, Rachael Leung, Michael P Chae, David J Hunter-Smith
Abstract 843 | PDF Downloads 317 HTML Downloads 528 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.121

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Part of the problem or part of the solution? Plastic surgeons and body image dissatisfaction

Nichola Jane Rumsey, Phillippa Diedrichs
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Measuring quality of life and patient satisfaction in hand conditions

Kyra L Sierakowski, Kathleen A Evans Sanchez, Rachael A Damarell, Nicola R Dean, Philip A Griffin, Gregory I Bain
Abstract 922 | PDF Downloads 435 HTML Downloads 452 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.122

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Case reports

Fibular epiphyseal transfer: the peroneal vessels revisited

Adrian D Murphy, Christopher J Coombs
Abstract 547 | PDF Downloads 325 HTML Downloads 299 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.123

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An unusual presentation of digital neurilemmoma: a case report

Olivia Perotti, Fraser Gilmour
Abstract 505 | PDF Downloads 306 HTML Downloads 228 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v1i2.124

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