It has been reissued with the EP In God We Trust, Inc., which are the last eight tracks on the CD. The cover photo is "Hands" by photographer Michael Wells. The same photo was used by another San Francisco-based punk band called Society Dog for their EP .....Off of the Leash, released in 1981. Most pressings of the album include a booklet containing lyrics and pieces of collage artwork by Biafra and Winston Smith that thematically tie in to the lyrics of each song on the album. On the 2001 release of the album on the Manifesto record label, the beginning of "Government Flu" is a separate track entitled "Advice from Christmas Past". There is also a typing error on the Manifesto CDs where "Bleed for Me" is entitled "Bleed for". On the original vinyl and cassette releases, the A-side is tracks 1-8 and the B-side is tracks 9-13. On some vinyl reissues, however, the A-side is tracks 1-9 and the B-side is tracks 10-13.
After "Moon Over Marin" the album revisits "Advice from Christmas Past", this time as an outro with different lyrics.
^Ray Flores (1 July 2000). "Jello Biafra". Juice Magazine. p. 52. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. Interviewer: "Who else influenced you?" Jello Biafra: "...When I wrote Plastic Surgery Disasters, the main stuff I was listening to was Bauhaus, Les Baxter and The Groundhogs."