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Auralia Medical Group has implemented all recommended protocols as issued from the HSE and the National Public Health Emergency Team and WHO in relation to Covid 19, and adhere to them strictly.
We are constantly monitoring additional protocol elements and reacting accordingly.
Auralia does not accept walk-in patients, and all Patients that do attend must comply with the HSE Covid 19 precautions.
The safety and well-being of our Patients, Team members and their families are our key priority at this time.
It is important to understand that Auralia, unlike all Public and many other Private hospitals is a private hospital specialising exclusively in elective cosmetic/plastic surgery and weight loss surgery. All our medical teams are exclusive to Auralia.
We are a fully equipped Internationaly accredited surgical unit, where there is no opportunity for an unannounced walk-in by any unvetted sick patient.
At Auralia, we operate fully accredited HEPA air filters throughout, we have upgraded our disinfectant protocols, PPE and Structural protection in response to the current outbreak, and extensive hand sanitation and protective equipment, when needed is available on site.
All Patients are invited to avail of hand sanitisers located throughout the Hospital/Clinics and at the entrances, while our aim is to create a safe environment for both Patients and Staff.
We have implemented best practice standards for Cosmetic/Plastic and Bariatric hygiene, and we currently vet all Patients prior to attending the hospital/clinics to further enhance measures to prevent the spread of the Virus.
All Patients are temperature tested, surgical Patients are tested for Covid 19 on arrival, and Staff are tested weekly.
Our Occupational Health Advisor regularly checks on all members of staff and providing and updating our Medical Director and Clinical Governance Committee on best practice advice ongoing.
We are engaged with the relevant authorities for guidance on best practice as we continuously monitor the situation on a daily basis, and update our communication channels to any change in approach as the situation develops.
Our key objective is to provide a safe and controlled environment for our Patients and Staff and continue to minimise the spread of Covid 19.
It was the best decision I made. I’m 1.5 months after a tummy tuck. The results are amazing. Huge Thank you to Dr Salman and Dr Ahmad and all staff.
Both my sister and I got work done here and I must say They are brilliant! All the staff from when you enter with the first consultation to the last consultation. Anyone looking for work and is nervous I was the same, I have done a lot of research for a few years and I’m delighted I chose them! I got liposuction will be going back for a tummy tuck also.
Wonderful experience, I am delighted with my results! Dr Salman and the team are very professional, kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend, it was one of the best things I have done.
Treated by: Dr Ahmed Salman MB. BCH. BAO. BMEDSC. COSMETIC SURGEON
If you’re considering undergoing a gastric band procedure, you’re probably curious about what you can expect your life to look like in the months following your surgery.
After a gastric band, your focus will be placed on your recovery and adopting new healthy habits into your life.
By taking the appropriate steps and following your surgeon’s advice, you can expect great results by the time you reach the six-month mark.
However, achieving weight-loss success following bariatric surgery requires commitment, determination, and big lifestyle changes.
Patients who have the most success with a gastric band don’t return to old habits. They choose healthier food options and eat slower, and have a more active lifestyle.
Here is a month-by-month guide of what you can expect your life to look like after a gastric band.
During the first month following a gastric band, weight loss happens rapidly, creating many changes within your body.
As your stomach adjusts to the restriction of the gastric band, you’ll feel full quickly, and you’ll only be able to eat small portions of food.
You’ll be restricted to a liquids-only diet for the first two weeks after your surgery. This will include liquids such as.
Moving into weeks three and four, you’ll be able to start adding pureed foods into your diet.
Pureed foods have a similar consistency to baby food. Examples include:
As you enter your second-month post-procedure, you’ll likely be given the go-ahead to introduce soft foods into your diet. This transition will usually take place during weeks five and six.
These foods don’t have to be pureed but must be carefully chewed before swallowing. Examples of soft foods you can eat during this time include:
You’ll then be able to introduce solid foods into your diet gradually. Eating small portions is essential to avoid discomfort due to your stomach’s new smaller size.
During this time, you’ll also have your gastric band adjusted for the first time. The purpose of an adjustment is to ensure that you feel satisfied when you eat and that you’re gradually losing about one to two pounds per week.
Band adjustments are performed without further surgery. During your gastric band procedure, your surgeon will place an easy-to-reach port under your skin. With this port, your gastric band can be loosened or tightened as needed.
Adjusting your gastric band is a simple process that won’t take more than 15 minutes.
For bariatric surgery patients, it’s not uncommon for weight loss to temporarily slow down around three-five months after the surgery.
If you want to continue your ongoing weight-loss journey, it’s vital to prioritise healthy habits and stay focused on your goals during this period.
The gastric band is an excellent weight loss tool, but it still requires your full commitment to living a healthy life. This lifestyle change is the key to making the procedure successful and becoming the happiest, healthiest version of yourself.
You’ll want to focus on preparing healthy meals, eating only when hungry, exercising regularly, and staying hydrated.
By the six-month mark, you’ll have noticed some significant changes to your body, both inside and out.
If you’ve succeeded in losing an average of one to two pounds a week, you’ll have lost 25 to 50 pounds by this stage.
However, your journey is far from over. After your surgery, you should lose weight for the next one-two years.
To keep losing weight as you pass the half-year mark, you’ll want to continue to follow your healthy lifestyle.
Important healthy habits to follow include:
Along with changes in your appearance, you may also notice an improvement in your health, especially if you suffer from an obesity-related condition.
Losing weight has excellent health benefits, such as improved blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugar.
Also, by the six-month mark, you may be ready for a second, or even third, adjustment of your gastric band.
If you’re interested in learning more about the gastric band procedure and how it can change your life, we would love to hear from you.
The team at Auralia has years of experience performing bariatric surgery in Ireland and can provide you with the procedure you need to feel more confident about your body.
Book a free consultation today with our leading team of Irish cosmetic surgeons.