Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Research & Publications

Mr A Munnoch
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Honorary Adjunct Professor, Maquarie University, Sydney
Patron, Talk Lipoedema


Mr Munnoch's ongoing researches are:

  • Long-term outcome of sentinel node biopsy in melanoma patients

  • Liposuction for lymphoedema:

    Long-term outcomes

    Gait analysis

    Psychological effects – international collaboration with Sweden, Netherlands, Australia

  • Liposuction for lipoedema:

    Long-term outcomes

    Psychological effects

  • Fluid replacement in free flap patients:

    Use of bioimpedance (Quadscan 4000) to control intravenous fluids

  • Lymphoedema following immediate breast reconstruction:

    Long-term analysis of limb volume changes

    Monitoring of native breast skin oedema with the Delfin Moisturemeter

  • Immediate autologous free flap breast reconstruction

    Psychological effects


    Effect of radiotherapy

    Patient satisfaction

    Prophylactic mastectomy outcomes

    Recurrence after immediate reconstruction

Mr Munnoch is also an associate investigator on various research projects with the Australian Lymphoedema Assessment Clinic, Macquarie University, Sydney.


His important publications include:

  • Liposuction treatment of lymphoedema. Schaverien MV, Munnoch DA, Brorson H. Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2018
  • Liposuction As An Effective Treatment For Lower Extremity Lymphoedema: A Single Surgeon's Experience Over Nine Years. Stewart CJ, Munnoch DA. J Plas Reconstr Surg 2018; 71(2): 239-45
  • Test of responsiveness and sensitivity of the questionnaire “Lymphedema Quality of Life Inventory” (LyQLI). Klernäs P, Johnsson A, Boyages J, Brorson H, Munnoch DA, Johansson K. Lymph Res Biol 2018 (In Press)
  • Lower limb dominance and volume in healthy individuals. Teo I, Thompson J, Neo YN, Lundi S, Munnoch DA. Lymphology 2017; 50(4): 197-202
  • Breast oedema following free flap breast reconstruction. Greenhowe J, Stephen C, McClymont L, Munnoch DA. The Breast 2017; 34: 73-76
  • Bilateral Breast Reconstruction with Abdominal Free Flaps – A single centre, single surgeon retrospective review of 55 consecutive patients. McAllister P, Teo I, Chin K, Makubate B, Munnoch DA. Plast Surg Int 2016; doi:10.1155/2016/6085624
  • Liposuction for advanced lymphedema: a multidisciplinary approach for complete reduction of arm and leg swelling. Boyages J, Kastanias K, Koelmeyer LA, Winch CJ, Lam TC, Sherman KA, Munnoch DA, Brorson H, Ngo QD, Heydon-White A, Magnussen JS, Mackie H. Ann Surg Oncol 2015; 22: 1263-70
  • Referral patterns to a surgical lymphoedema service: 10 years of experience. Teo I, Munnoch DA. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2015; 68(10): 1395-1401
  • Contast-enhanced magnetic resonance lymphography in the assessment of lower limb lymphoedema. White RD, Weir-McCall JR, Budak MJ, Waugh SA, Munnoch DA, Sudarshan TA. Clin Radiol 2014; 69(11): e435-44
  • Clinical value of internal mammary lymph node metastases found incidentally during free flap recipient vessel exposure. Schaverien MV, Purdie CA, Munnoch DA. Eur J Surg Oncol 2013; 39(6): 608-612
  • Effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on outcomes of immediate free autologous breast reconstruction. Schaverien MV, Munnoch DA. Eur J Surg Oncol 2013; 39(5): 430-436