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Leading the way in expert surgical care

Your companion for change

We recognise that opting for a cosmetic surgery or treatment is a very personal and significant decision for most people and a great deal of trust is placed in your chosen provider. At Auralia, we are here to help our patients make informed choices, provide them with specialist care, tailored to their individual needs, and guide them through their journey every step of the way – as a companion for change. All of our surgeons are Irish Medical Council registered and all are experts in their given fields. We have a very strong vetting process when it comes to selecting our surgeons, all of whom must have a proven track record in their field of expertise. All the nursing staff in our clinics are highly trained in cosmetic and aesthetic laser surgery, have been trained in the major Irish hospitals and are fully registered. All our front-line staff are highly trained in patient care.
Our medical staff constantly research global advancements, ensuring the treatments we offer are the most up-to-date and best available. At Auralia you will always be looked after by trained medical staff who have the time and the expertise to explain procedures in detail and answer all of your questions.


Born in Iraq in 1970. Medicine runs in the family, as Dr Salman’s mother is a paediatrician 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. Dr. Salman has been practicing in this field since 2000, when he founded Auralia Clinic.

He completed his general surgery training in Ireland and afterwards he returned to the 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 in Ireland since founding Auralia. Auralia was established as a specialized day surgery centre and was the first of its kind in Ireland. It encompasses state of the art operating facilities and is accredited by CHKS. This operating facility incorporates Dr. Salman’s beloved Auralia Cosmetics, the leading cosmetic surgery provider in Ireland with clinics in Kilkenny, Limerick and Dublin. He is Ireland’s leading expert in cosmetic/aesthetic surgery and is registered with the Irish Medical Council – No : 20406.

He performs over 2000 Aesthetic surgery procedures annually. 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 Mastopexy Technique and has vast experience in the area of laser aesthetics and Tumescent liposuction.

Dr. Salman is married with two children.

When not working he enjoys the outdoors and has a great passion for the conservation of wild deer and their habitat.

Our Surgeons

Reem Salman

Reem Salman is a female general surgeon specialised in Breast Oncoplastic surgery who graduated from University College Dublin in 1996. She completed both basic surgical and higher surgical training in general surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and obtained the Surgical Fellowship in 2008 and the European Board of Surgery Qualification in Surgical Oncology in 2009. Irish Medical Council - Registration No: 020407.

Dr David Hewin
Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Mr. 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. Irish Medical Council - Registration No: 349506

Dr. Jose Varas
Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

Dr Jose Varas is living in Ireland since 2018 and arrived to Auralia Medical Group after spending two years in Mater Misericordiae University Hospital improving his experience in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.

He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to Chile where he finished school and completed medicine in the Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago (summa cum laude). Completed the full program of paediatric surgery in the University of Chile and moved to Croatia with his family.

After two years of General Surgery in the University Hospital Dubrava in Zagreb he moved to the program of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, that is equivalent to the other programs of the specialty across the European Union after board examination. During this period he had an active participation in training activities, particularly in aesthetic surgery, as well as editor of the monthly magazine for the residents.

After completion of training he spent two years with his family in Puerto Varas and Osorno, cities located in the south of Chile, where had an intensive surgical practice involving reconstruction and aesthetics with top colleagues in the field. Currently he is a full member of the Croatian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and is a registered specialist in plastic surgery in Ireland, Chile and Croatia.

His main activities when not operating are travelling with his wife and children, bird watching and photography, reading and astronomy if not cloudy, which proves to be a real challenge in Ireland.


Dr. Ibraheem Mu'azzam Tunau

Dr Ibraheem Mu'azzam Tunau is a General Surgeon with special interest in Breast surgery. He is a graduate of the famous Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Nigeria in 1989. He completed his Basic surgical training at the RCSI and obtained his Surgical Fellowship (FRCSI) in 2000.

Dr Tunau has a long history of dedicated service to patients for over 30yrs with more than 12yrs in Breast surgery having worked in specialist Breast units at University Hospital Limerick (2yrs), St Vincents University Hospital Dublin (1yr) and over 10yrs at the Mater Misericordiae University hospital Dublin.

He is fully registered with the Irish Medical Council – Registration Number - 019131

Dr Tunau is married with children. He loves travelling and has a growing interest in stargazing.

Dr. Armengou

Dr. Armengou is a highly regarded surgeon and
aesthetic doctor with over 30 years of experience in
the fi eld. His expertise in body contouring, coupled
with his commitment to innovation and knowledge,
has positioned him as a pioneer in various areas of
aesthetic medicine.

Throughout his career, Dr. Armengou has been dedicated to staying at
the forefront of advancements in the fi eld, particularly in the application
of LASER and ultrasound techniques, as well as e ective management of
follow-up procedures.
As an esteemed professional, Dr. Armengou actively contributes to the
advancement of aesthetic surgery. He has participated in numerous
congresses and workshops in both Europe and America, not only as a
participant but also as a lecturer. Additionally, he has played a key role
in training aesthetic surgery specialists through university programs,
emphasizing the importance of education and sharing his expertise with
aspiring professionals.
Dr. Armengou’s passion extends beyond surgical techniques. He is deeply
interested in exploring new technologies that enhance human quality
and improve patient outcomes. This includes areas such as nutrition,
body composition analysis (BIA), regenerative medicine, fat transplants
for modeling purposes, and intelligent anthropometric analysis. His
commitment to integrating innovative approaches is evident from his
introduction of VASER technology to Spain in 2011, which has since
become the gold standard in body sculpting.
Specializing in advanced body contouring surgery using VASER
technology, Dr. Armengou has been instrumental in sharing his expertise
and experiences across multiple countries. His primary focus is on the
patient’s journey, emphasizing comprehensive care from pre-procedure
to post-care, with the ultimate goal of achieving excellent results. Dr.
Armengou derives great satisfaction from enhancing patients’ quality of
life and boosting their self-esteem through the pursuit of beauty.

You are in very
safe hands.

Our Medical Support Staff

Remy Mendoza
Bsc Nursing, Senior Theatre Nurse

Remy is our senior theatre nurse and a trusted member of our team here in Auralia. She oversees the running of the hospital and theatre and has over 35 years experience in the field of nursing.

Remy is an expert scrub and circulation nurse in a number of different surgeries including plastic, reconstructive, breast oncology and bariatric. She has worked as a senior theatre nurse in the Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi, and was a senior theatre nurse in the Mater Hospital before joining Auralia last year. She is an exceptional member of our team and we are proud to have such an experienced professional on board.

Darwin Mayo
Msc Bsc Nursing, Senior Theatre Nurse

We are pleased to welcome Darwin as our anaesthetic nurse, who specialises in anaesthesia and assists the anaesthetist in the operating theatre. He has vast experience in this field, including vascular recovery and is a support provider for advanced cardiac life support, patient controlled analgesia, immediate life support. He is also a key trainer in anaesthetic monitor suction ECG machines (Hammersmith Hospital UK).

From 2003 to 2013 Darwin worked as an anaesthetic and recovery nurse in the Mater Hospital, recovering vascular, orthopaedic/spinal, cardio-thoracic, urology, plastic and ophthalmic cases. He also has experience in assisting in anaesthesia for heart and lung transplants, and is highly trained in difficult airway management.

Management Team

Simon Devereux
Operations Manager

Susan Devereux
Accounts Manager

Bariatric Support Staff

Mr. David Keogh
BSc, Bariatric Unit Coordinator

David Keogh, our weight loss surgery co-ordinator, originally delved into the field of engineering. However, having discovered that this path wasn’t for him, he enrolled himself into a Bachelor of Science degree. Several years later David graduated with a degree in Sports Science and Health. Since then, David has attended the Royal College of Surgeons in London and completed courses in Bariatric Patient Management. He has also, completed courses under the International Olympic Council in Nutrition and Dietetics for Health and Fitness.

Dr Rodrigo Oliveira
FACS, IFSO, MD. Ph.D’s, Professor and Physician Bariatric, Metabolic and Digestive Surgeon

Dr Oliveira has been successfully practicing medicine for more than 26 years.
Originally from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Dr Oliveira has operated in the US, South America, Portugal and Ireland. Prior to working at Auralia Hospital, Dr Oliveira was the Head of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department, Cruz Vermelha Hospital in Lisbon, carrying out thousands of bariatric surgeries.
Registered with the Irish Medical Council (IMC number 429828) Dr Oliveira has lectured and held masterclasses for other surgeons around the world in the art of Bariatric Surgery. *Detailed list available upon request.
Dr Oliveira takes great pride in his work and likes to get to know his patients personally.

Memberships & Current Positions

• Consultant Bariatric Surgeon – Auralia Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
• BOMSS – British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society, London
• American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery - ASMBS, Boston
• Irish Medical Council (IMC number 429828)
• General Medical Council Registered
• Listed on the specialist Registry as a Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon
• Society International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
• Brazilian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery SBCBM, Rio de Janeiro
• Portuguese Society of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery - SPCO, Lisbon
• Portuguese Society for Study of Obesity, Lisbon
• Portuguese Society of Minimally Surgery SPMIN, Lisbon