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Auralia - Limerick

Auralia - Limerick

(061) 639 2493 Steamboat Quay, Dock Rd, Limerick CityIreland
4.4 / 5  Excellent
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Opening Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Enquire for a fast quote from Auralia - Limerick. Excellent ServiceScore™: 4.4 from 1511 votes. Customer Service Award Winner 2018. 9 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Gastric Band
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Sleeve
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Gastric Balloon
Gastric Band Adjustment
Revisional Bariatric Surgery
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About Auralia - Limerick

Ireland's leading Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. Auralia are a highly Specialised Breast Enhancement and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, we will help you fulfill your life dream of having the figure you desire.

Gain new confidence!
We understand that going deciding to have Cosmetic Enhancement is a life changing and positive decision for you. Auralia can help you choose the best option(s) for the best possible results. Our friendly, courteous and experienced staff are ready to answer any of your questions and put your mind at ease.

Auralia - your best choice!

Reasons our previous patients admire and trust when recommending Auralia Cosmetic Enhancement to their friends and family; reasons that will transform your life for ever!

•Ireland's leading cosmetic surgery clinic
•Top specialists in non-surgical procedures
•Friendly, courteous, experienced and helpful staff
•Over 20 years experience - giving you the best possible results
•Free consultation with our surgeons
•State of the art, fully regulated, hospital facilities
•Top of the range After Care treatment and support

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from 9 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Auralia - Limerick

"The space is very clean, the woman who looked after me is nice and professional"
5 50Reviewed 13 Aug 2018 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Tattoo Removal
I knew someone who’d been to Auralia to remove a tattoo and I chose this clinic on their recommendation. The treatment isn’t cheap, but these types of procedures seldom are. I’m not finished with the removal yet; there are still more sessions ahead.

It’s a great clinic. The space is very clean, the woman who looked after me is nice and professional. Michelle explained everything at the first treatment. She’s so lovely and I’ll keep coming back because of her.
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Christina Ireland
"The doctor who did my treatment and was very professional and put me at ease"
5 50Reviewed 04 Oct 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Treatment for Wrinkles
I had treatment for wrinkles done on my eyes in the Limerick Clinic. My experience at the clinic was fantastic. Michelle the nurse was extremely friendly and helpful. The doctor who did my treatment and was very professional and put me at ease. I would highly recommend Auralia Clinic.
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Zoe Ireland
"I went for a laser treatment and they were absolutely professional"
3.5 50Reviewed 31 Mar 2017 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
I went for a laser treatment and they were absolutely professional. The surgeon was good and I really like him even though I saw him for the first time, I have full confidence in him.

The receptionist Michelle, she was wonderful and extremely helpful. I am going for another treatment soon, that's how much confidence I have in them.
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review avatarKay Ireland
"Gastric Band Consultation"
4.2 50Reviewed 26 Mar 2013 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Band
Gastric Band Consultation

I am pleased, they have been very helpful, and I plan to get the gastric band done within the next month at this clinic.
Total Amount Paid €7500
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Dr David Hewin responded to this review:

Hi Breda, Many thanks for your positive feedback regarding your experience within our clinic. Our goal is to provide all patients with as much information as possible prior to their procedure. Doing this ensures that all patients can make a clear and informed decision regarding their next step. I am delighted to hear that you can trust our weight loss team with your gastric band procedure and I wish you all the luck along your weight loss journey. Once again, many thanks for the positive feedback!

Breda Killarney.
"The price they gave me was the price I paid"
4.5 50Reviewed 26 Nov 2012 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Yes, very happy with it. The price they gave me was the price I paid.
Total Amount Paid €229
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Dr David Hewin responded to this review:

Hi Catherine, On behalf of all staff within Auralia I would like to thank you for your feedbcak regarding your treatment. As I am sure you are aware, we operate with the most competitive treatment for wrinkles prices around whilst still providing an exceptional service. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Catherine Ennis
"Nice, quick and friendly"
5 50Reviewed 20 Nov 2012 Verified user.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Very good. Nice, quick and friendly.
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Dr David Hewin responded to this review:

Hi Arlene, Many thanks for your wonderful feedback. I am delighted to hear that you were happy with the service you recieved. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Arlene Limerick
3.8 50Reviewed 15 Nov 2012 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Delighted with results.
Total Amount Paid €299
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Dr David Hewin responded to this review:

Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for your kind words! Its always great to hear when a patient is pleased with their results. Here at Auralia we strive to ensure that all patients Leave as happy as you. Your feedback works as a great motivation for all the staff. We look forward to hearing from you in the future!

Michelle SHANNON
"Very professional and helpful throughout"
4 50Reviewed 05 Oct 2011 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Inverted Nipple Surgery
I was very pleased with my treatment, Staff were very professional and helpful throughout.
Total Amount Paid €2900
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Dr David Hewin responded to this review:

Hi caroline, Many thanks for your kind feedback. It is great to hear that you were pleased with the entire service you recieved. All of our staff are extremely proud of our customer service skills and it works as a great motivation when we get this sort of feedback from patients. We look forward to assisting you again in the future.

Caroline Limerick
"price was less than quoted"
4.8 50Reviewed 20 Sep 2011 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Beauty Salon Enquiry
Beautician Consultation

Very pleased - price was less than quoted.
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Dr David Hewin responded to this review:

Hi Ger, Many thanks for your feedback. It is always great to hear that our patients were pleased with the service they recieved. Thank you once again for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Ger Ireland
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  • IMC - Irish Medical Council (Ireland) 
  • RCSI - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Ireland) 
  • CHKS Healthcare Accreditation (International) 
  • ISO Certification - International Organization for Standardization (International) 


Bariatric Surgery

Plastic Surgery



Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service - 24 Hour emerency service to all patients

Open weekends - Saturdays only

Travel Services

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
If you are wishing to lose weight but you are unsure about what procedure may be best for you then our bariatric surgery consultation may be the best option for you. This consultation is completely free and there is absolutely no obligation to book your procedure with us. During the consultation we can discuss all available weight loss options and go over the costs of each of them along with explaining our 0% finance option. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you have and you will be sent home with our information packs to read over before making your decision on whether to book your procedure or not.
Gastric Balloon
Our gastric balloon program has proven results in helping our patients to kick start their weight loss or to shift those last few stones off. Our program includes a 1 year after-care program during which you will have regular follow up consultations with our weight loss team whilst also being educated on how to maintain your weight loss long term. You will also receive full nutritional guides, full exercise guides, 24/7 emergency phone support and full surgical cover whilst on the program.
Gastric Band
Our gastric band program is the number one long term weight loss program available. All of our surgeries are carried out in our own state of the art facilities in Dublin by our world renowned consultant bariatric surgeons. Following your gastric band procedure you are enrolled onto our comprehensive after-care program. You will receive full nutritional guides which covers all aspects of the foods you need to be eating whilst being worded in a way that is very easy to understand. You will also receive full exercise guidelines which will be incorporated into your program after you have lost some weight and once it is safer for you to engage in physical activity. You will have unlimited appointments with our weight loss team, providing motivation and ensuring that we can be depended upon by you. You will also have all adjustments/fills of your gastric band included on your after-care program. 

As standard, you will also receive 24/7 emergency phone support and full surgical cover for the entire duration of your program.

Typically, we would expect a weight loss of at least 5-6 stone within the first year of our program, however, we have many patients who have lost as much as 10 stone within this time. 

Gastric Band Adjustment
Have you had your gastric band surgery carried out by a different clinic? In some circumstances, we may be able to provide you with adjustments/fills of your gastric band.

All consultations are completely free.

Please contact a member of our weight loss team for more information.

Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Sleeve

Our gastric sleeve program has proven to be the mosteffective form of long term weight loss for many years for our patients. Ourprogram starts with your gastric sleeve procedure being carried out  in ourstate of the art, fully CHKS, NTPF and ISO accredited, private hospital inDublin by our expert bariatric surgeon.

Following the procedure, you will have lifetime after-carewith our weight loss team, including unlimited appointments and 24/7 emergencyphone support.

Typically, we would expect our patients to loseapproximately 6-7 stone (38-44kg) within the first year, however, this willvary from patient to patient depending on how strictly they stick to the givenguidelines. Many of our patients have lost as much as 11 stone (69kg) withinthe first year.

Here at Auralia Weight Loss Clinic we understand that thedecision to undergo any form of procedure is not one which can be made easily.We also understand that most of our patients prefer to have all the availableinformation before making this decision. For this reason, we offer all of ourgastric sleeve patients free consultations. During this consultation we candiscuss the procedure, the after-care program and the patient requirements infar greater detail whilst also ensuring that the patient is an appropriatecandidate for the procedure. There is no obligation to book the procedure withus during this consultation, it is more of an informal chat.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Auralia, in conjunction with our world renowned Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Mr. Jamie Kelly, are proud to be one of the first hospitals on the planet to pioneer a new non-surgical alternative to the gastric sleeve, the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG).

The endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a new procedure for those who want the benefits of weight loss surgery, but from a less invasive, non-surgical procedure. It involves stapling the stomach from the inside to significantly reduce its capacity by about 80%. After the procedure, the stomach remains intact but has been stitched from top to bottom to leave a smaller banana shaped stomach through which the food you eat passes.

The major benefit of the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is that it is performed via endoscopy (through your mouth and down your throat). This means that unlike surgery, there is no cutting, no stapling, no scarring and no wounds! The procedure is carried out by our pioneering surgeon Mr Jamie Kelly, under general anaesthetic and usually takes 60-90 minutes.

The procedure works by reducing stomach capacity and slowing down the speed at which food passes into the bowel. The food you eat goes into a small pocket at the top of the stomach before working its way down through the reduced, banana shaped tube, and emptying into the bowel.  

The recovery period for patients who have undergone an ESG is 2-3 days. This is substantially lower than the 2 week recovery period for traditional gastric sleeve surgeries.

Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Our expert consultant bariatric surgeons have extensive experience in carrying out revisional bariatric surgery.

Revisional bariatric surgery involves either fixing a problem with the initial surgery that you had or converting the initial surgery that you had to a different bariatric procedure.

Our consultant bariatric surgeons have carried out a high number of these cases, varying from placing a gastric band around what was once a gastric bypass or sleeve, to converting a gastric band surgery to a gastric sleeve surgery.

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Dr David Hewin

Job Title:
  Bariatric Surgery

Dr. David Hewin is a general surgeon working mainly with Upper Gastrointestinal surgery cases. His specialist interests include bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery, including gastric band and gastric balloon), advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and cancer surgery. Dr. Hewin regularly presents at bariatric surgery conferences and is regarded as being one of the most experienced surgeons in Europe regarding weight loss surgery.

  • Current Memberships:
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons
  • Assocation of Endoscopic Surgeons
  •  British Obesity Surgery Society
  • Registered Member of:
  • General Medical Council (GMC No 3316177)
    • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
    • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
    • British Obesity Surgery Society
    • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity
    • European Association of Endoscopic Surgery
    • South West Gastroenterology Group
    • Surgical Club of the South West England

Dr Ahmed Salman

Job Title:
  Breast Surgery, Cosmetic Gynaecology, Cosmetic Laser Procedures, Cosmetic Surgery, General Surgery, Hair Transplant Surgery, Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics, Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery
  English, Arabic

Dr. Ahmed Ramzi Salman. MB. BCh. BAO. BMedSc. was born in Iraq in 1970. Medicine runs in the family, as Dr Salmans mother is a pediatrician and his sister in an onco-plastic breast surgeon. He completed his pre-med in Texas, USA. He then moved to Ireland and did Medicine in UCD, Dublin and graduated with Honours in surgery. He completed his general surgery training in Ireland and afterwards he returned to USA to train under the renowned Dr. Michael E. DeBakey in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Methodist Hospital in Houston. It was during this time that Dr. Salman decided to branch into the area of Aesthetic plastic Surgery. He then went to Australia to receive further training in Breast Surgery and returned to Texas to complete specialist training in the John Tebbett technique for Breast surgery.

Passionate and innovatory about his work, Dr. Salman has practiced as an Aesthetic surgeon for the last eight years in Ireland. In 2005 Dr. Salman established Park west clinic, a specialized day surgery centre and the first of its kind in Ireland. It encompasses state of the art operating facilities and is accredited by the NTPF. This operating facility incorporates Dr. Salmans beloved Auralia Cosmetics, the leading cosmetic surgery provider in Ireland with clinics in Kilkenny, Limerick and Dublin.

He has performed over 7000 aesthetic surgery procedures. He was the first cosmetic surgeon to introduce the Biodynamic Breast Augmentation system to ireland, and the first to use it in ireland and the UK.

He has a special interest in the Internal Mastoplexy Technique and has vast experience in the area of laser aesthetics and Tumescent liosuction.

Dr. Salman livesa in Malahide with his wife Orna and their two children.

Mr Dave Keogh

Job Title:
  Practice Coordinator

Dave Keogh BSc is our weight loss surgery coordinator. Dave has extensive experience within the area of weight loss, having lost more than 5 stone himself. He is our weight loss patients first point of contact and manages each of their cases in a positive and encouraging manner throughout the entirety of their weight loss program. He is passionate about his job and takes great pride in assisting others to lose weight and regain control of their lives.

(061) 639 2493 Steamboat Quay, Dock Rd, Limerick CityIreland