The Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery is a peer-reviewed, online-only journal established by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery and the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons. The journal is published twice a year, in March and September, with plans to increase publication in due course.

The aim of the Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery is to provide a platform for research and review in the fields of plastic and reconstructive surgery in the form of original and review articles, case reports, perspectives, editorials, letters to the editor, media reviews and technical 'how to' video library procedures as well as practical, non-clinical skills for surgeons.

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Published: 2020-09-30

Issue information

Australas J Plast Surg. 2020.3(2)

Journal Manager
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Mark Ashton, Mark Lee
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Page 1–2


New Zealand plastic and reconstructive surgery workforce: update and future projections

Amanda Peacock , Brandon Adams, Swee Tan
Abstract 216 | PDF Downloads 69 HTML Downloads 42 | DOI

Page 3-10

Original articles

Postoperative management of lower limb split-thickness skin grafts in Australia

Lisa Ellis, Patricia Terrill, George Miller, Kin Seng Tong, Miguel Cabalag
Abstract 272 | HTML Downloads 26 PDF Downloads 172 | DOI

Page 11-21

Different collagenase delivery for Dupuytren disease in public hospitals

Jessca A Paynter, Vicky Tobin, James CS Leong, Warren Matthew Rozen, David J Hunter-Smith
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Page 22-31

Comparing preoperative mapping with reflectance confocal microscopy to surgical markings in lentigo maligna excision of the face: a pilot study

Lipi Shukla, Louise Photiou, Alan Pham, Catriona McLean, Raquel Ruiz, Victoria Mar, John Kelly, Ramin Shayan, Frank Bruscino-Raiola
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Page 32–39

Review articles

Case reports

Infrared imaging and prevention of skin flap necrosis in bilateral skin sparing mastectomies

Alexa McNaught, Amy O'Connor, Ryan Livingston
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Page 56–59


Microsurgery training for plastic surgery trainees in Australia

David Lu, Courtney Hall, Rodrigo Teixeira
Abstract 146 | HTML Downloads 51 PDF Downloads 95 | DOI

Page 60–63

Pitfalls of telehealth in the management of skin cancer: a COVID-19 perspective

David Lu, Angela Webb
Abstract 174 | PDF Downloads 79 HTML Downloads 21 | DOI

Page 64–66

Aesthetic, cosmetic and reconstructive: why words matter

Robert Sheen
Abstract 209 | PDF Downloads 108 HTML Downloads 28 | DOI

Page 67–69