Get the body you’ve always wanted with a tummy tuck from Ireland’s only internationally accredited private hospital

Leading The Way In Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck Surgery

Opting for a tummy tuck is a very personal decision – and one you’ve probably spent hours thinking about and researching. At Auralia, our tummy tuck specialists are here to help you make informed decisions, provide you with the highest quality care, and support you through your journey to the body you’ve always dreamed of. We’re your companion for change.


Popular Options For Tummy Tuck Services In Ireland

Full Tummy Tuck
Mini Tummy Tuck
Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck
Reverse Abdominoplasty


Reasons to choose Auralia

Clinics in Dublin, Kilkenny & Limerick 

Free Consultations

Over 2,000 Procedures Carried Out

Finance Options Available

Serving Irish patients for over 15 years


Comfort. Care. Results.

Established in 2001, Auralia has become an industry leader, with an unrivalled reputation founded on experience and expertise in the art of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures and treatments within Ireland. In 2005 we built our fully accredited private operating facility in Park West, Dublin. We are the only cosmetic and surgical weight loss clinic in Ireland with its own fully equipped, resourced, and accredited theatre facilities on-site.

What Is A Tummy Tuck?

An abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a Tummy Tuck, is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted areas of fatty tissue and re-shapes the body into a smoother, more proportional, silhouette.

Abdominal bulges, excess skin, stretch marks, and excess fat can result from pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. In most cases, no amount of exercise or diet can reverse those changes.

Tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower stomach area, and tightens up the abdominal muscles underneath.

Abdominoplasty surgery is one of the most popular body contouring plastic surgery procedures available today.

The Benefits Of Tummy Tucks

If you’re in relatively good shape, but unhappy with the appearance of your stomach, a tummy tuck may be the solution for you.

Some people may think a tummy tuck is designed for those who want to lose weight – but that’s not true. The best results are seen in people who have an excess of skin and lack of tone in their midsection.

The results of a tummy tuck are life-changing. When hanging skin and stretch marks are left behind from weight loss or pregnancy, a tummy tuck creates a beautifully taut, smooth stomach with a defined waistline.

The Different Types Of Tummy Tucks

There are four different types of abdominoplasty available: a full tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck, a Fleur-De-Lis tummy tuck, and a reverse abdominoplasty.

How to know which tummy tuck option is for you:
If, for example, your fat deposits are limited to the area below the navel, you may require a less complex procedure called a partial abdominoplasty, also known as a mini tummy tuck, which can often be performed on an outpatient basis.

You may, on the other hand, benefit more from partial or complete abdominoplasty done in conjunction with liposuction to remove fat deposits from the hips, for a better body contour.

A complete abdominoplasty usually takes two to five hours, depending on the extent of work required. Partial abdominoplasty may take an hour or two. Both are performed under general anesthesia.

Most abdominoplasty procedures utilise a horizontal incision above the pubic line that is made only as long as the skin excess requires, generally within the confines of the hip bones. The position of the resulting incision is maintained as low as possible, and most can easily cover it with regular underwear or swimwear.

In a full abdominoplasty, a second incision is made to free the navel from surrounding tissue. With partial abdominoplasty, the incision is much shorter and the navel may not be moved.

The surgery will result in a permanent scar which, depending on the procedure, can extend from one hip all the way to the other.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best tummy tuck candidates will have:

  • Excess skin on the abdomen
  • Localised excess fat of the anterior abdomen and flanks
  • Weak or bulging abdominal contour
  • Diastasis recti (midline separation of the abdominal muscles)
  • A body weight within 10% of ideal, or BMI around 25

All consultations are private one-on-one sessions with Dr. Salman that normally last 30-40 minutes. During that time a full medical history is taken to confirm suitability for surgery. In this initial consultation, Dr. Salman will determine the extent of fat deposits in your abdominal region, and carefully assess your skin tone. He will have an open discussion with you about your goals and desires, and will inform you about the best techniques available, describing your alternatives and the risks and limitations of each.

For the first few days after your surgery, your abdomen will probably be swollen and you’re likely to feel some pain and discomfort which can be controlled by pain medication. Depending on the extent of the surgery, you may be released within a few hours or you may have to remain overnight at the hospital. The speed of recovery is largely down to the individual. If you start out in top physical condition with strong abdominal muscles, recovery from a tummy tuck will be quite fast – some people return to work after two weeks, while others take three or four weeks to rest and recuperate. Light exercise (walking, treadmill) can be resumed around 10 to 12 days, and more vigorous exercise resumes at four weeks (core strengthening exercise can be restarted after approximately six weeks). Scars will take nine months to a year before they flatten out and lighten in colour. While they’ll never disappear completely, abdominal scars will not show under most clothing, even under bathing suits.

All surgery, including cosmetic surgery, carries risks. Any potential complications will be discussed during consultation and you will be given a copy in writing.

Liposuction is suited for patients who have got elastic skin as the principle behind liposuction is to remove any excess of fat and then the surrounding elastic skin can shrink to accommodate this reduced volume. If, however, the skin is not elastic, then it will not shrink and an abdominoplasty may be required.

This is not a scar-free surgery. In fact, scars may be quite severe depending on the amount of skin needed to be removed, your body’s ability to heal, the skill of your surgeon, and the technique used. Most surgeons try to use techniques that leave a scar that can be covered by a standard bikini.

A partial abdominoplasty, or mini tummy tuck, is similar to an abdominoplasty, but involves shorter incisions and an overall less invasive procedure, which is ideal for patients with fat localised in the lower abdomen. Many patients choose this procedure to benefit from less scarring and shorter recovery times.

2 weeks pre-operatively Stop taking any aspirin or aspirin containing products as these may increase the risk of bleeding. Also any non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Brufen or Volterol such should be stopped, as should any Vitamin E tablets or multi vitamins containing vitamin E. Patients should stop smoking at least two weeks in advance of surgery. 1 week pre-operatively It is advisable to take 1 gm vitamin C twice a day to improve wound healing. The night before surgery Nail polish should be removed prior to surgery for the anaesthetic equipment requirement. The day of surgery Dress in loose, comfortable clothing – soft, elasticated tracksuit bottoms are ideal.

Client’s Testimonials

We believe in building lifelong relationships with our patients. This purpose guides our approach every step of the way, from the minute you walk through the door to long after your procedure is complete.

“Every member of staff from the reception to the nurses were so lovely and caring. Dr Salman was so calming and informative. There was no pressure to commit at the consultation.”