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: 2019-09-30

Issue information

Editorials

Holier than thou: are we all biased?

Mark Ashton, Mark Lee
Abstract 285 | PDF Downloads 157 HTML Downloads 145 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.164

Page 1-3

Guidelines and tips for getting your abstract accepted: ASPS PSC

Darrell Perkins
Abstract 250 | PDF Downloads 146 HTML Downloads 136 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.169

Page 4-6

Biopsy! Biopsy! Biopsy!

Ramin Shayan
Abstract 344 | PDF Downloads 317 HTML Downloads 115 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.170.2

Page 7-9

Original articles

Epidemiological trends of dermal sarcoma in Australia

Dr Edward Gibson, Dr Roger Woods, Dr Alexa Potter, Jessica Leigh Reid, Jennie Louise, Dr Gelareh Farshid, Dr Taryn Bessen, Dr Susan Neuhaus
Abstract 425 | PDF Downloads 196 HTML Downloads 309 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.127

Page 10-16

Local anaesthetic-only upper blepharoplasty: a viable alternative?

Robert Phan, Frank Lin
Abstract 434 | PDF Downloads 161 HTML Downloads 118 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.150

Page 17-20

Reconstructing ‘dual-defect’ pressure sores in spinal patients

Ramin Shayan, Aoife Margaret Hurley, Derek Neoh, Dr Stephen Flood, Michael Weymouth
Abstract 318 | PDF Downloads 174 HTML Downloads 138 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.107

Page 21-27

Petrol-related burn injuries presenting to the Victorian Adult Burns Service

Sadhishaan Sreedharan, Hana Menezes, Heathe Cleland, Stephen Goldie
Abstract 568 | PDF Downloads 231 HTML Downloads 235 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.153

Page 28-32

The composite extensor retinaculum cutaneous flap: an anatomical cadaveric study

Sadhishaan Sreedharan, Richard J Ross, Jens J Froelich, William A Cuellar, Siddharth Karanth
Abstract 295 | PDF Downloads 160 Video Downloads 0 HTML Downloads 195 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.101

Page 33-39

Review articles

Prevention of surgical fires in facial plastic surgery

Harith Alani, James Southwell-Keely, Elias Moisidis, Roger Haddad, Frederick Clarke, Michael Kernohan
Abstract 428 | PDF Downloads 446 HTML Downloads 266 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.140

Page 40-49

Reporting quality of systematic review abstracts in articles hand and wrist pathology: a review

Amanda Yang Shen, Robert S Ware, Tom J O'Donohoe, Jason Wasiak
Abstract 293 | PDF Downloads 132 HTML Downloads 146 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.141

Page 50-57

Current evidence for outcomes of free-flap reconstruction in factor V Leiden patients

Isobel Yeap, Chris Ahn, Stuart Hoffman, Rowan Gillies, John Vandervord
Abstract 473 | PDF Downloads 179 HTML Downloads 257 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.136

Page 58-66

Case reports

Large-volume liposuction in acquired partial lipodystrophy

Yasiru Gehan Karunaratne, Marc Langbart, Jerry R Greenfield, James Southwell-Keely
Abstract 332 | PDF Downloads 173 HTML Downloads 182 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.14

Page 67-69

Palmaris profundus causing carpal tunnel syndrome: a rare anatomical variant

Tam Thanh Quinn, Dean White
Abstract 343 | PDF Downloads 181 HTML Downloads 244 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.105

Page 70-72

Ethical dilemmas in the surgical management of body integrity identity disorder

Nicholas Tang, Nicholas Burgess, Hye-Sung Park, Anand Ramakrishnan
Abstract 472 | PDF Downloads 208 HTML Downloads 244 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.142

Page 73-75

Primary cutaneous gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma masquerading as severe soft tissue infection

Nilay Gamze Yalcin, Rodrigo Teixeira
Abstract 307 | PDF Downloads 118 HTML Downloads 236 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.108

Page 76-78

Perspective

Australia's contribution to the free abdominoplasty flap in breast reconstruction

Richard Hamilton, Ingemar Fogdestam
Abstract 220 | PDF Downloads 141 HTML Downloads 128 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.185

Page 84-89

Features

A keystone solution for major head and neck reconstructions

Felix Behan
Abstract 386 | PDF Downloads 21 HTML Downloads 28 Video Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.34239/ajops.v2n2.154

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