How To Become A Cosmetic Surgeon In Ireland

Last Updated : September 1, 2021

Do you want to specialize in cosmetic surgery? There are many courses and training programmes you can enrol in across Ireland to become a plastic surgeon, but here at Auralia, we offer professional training as part of our recruitment opportunities that will provide you with everything you need to become a successful cosmetic surgeon. 

If you’re thinking about becoming a cosmetic surgeon or plastic surgeon in Ireland but aren’t sure whether it’s the right path for you or not, then we’re here to help you figure out if specialising in cosmetic surgery is the correct choice for your career. 

Learn how you can start specializing in cosmetic surgery in Ireland and find out what it’s like to be a cosmetic surgeon by reading our insiders’ guide. 


How to specialize in cosmetic surgery in Ireland

If you’re thinking about specializing in cosmetic surgery then you’re going to have to get the necessary training needed to become a cosmetic surgeon. 

If you choose to take this path then you’ll probably have to undergo:

  • Higher Specialist training, which usually takes about 6 years to complete
  • Intercollegiate Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
  • Subspecialty training, which is usually completed abroad

It’s not an easy road to embark on but becoming a cosmetic or plastic surgeon in Ireland is rewarding in a number of ways. You get to have an exciting career full of opportunities and you get to help people get the bodies they’ve always wanted. 

At Auralia, we offer a unique opportunity for our surgeons to achieve the experience and accreditation that they need to qualify as a cosmetic surgeon in Ireland. 


Who should become a cosmetic surgeon?

Becoming a cosmetic surgeon isn’t for everybody – but how do you know it’s right for you?

Here are three things you should consider before deciding to become a cosmetic surgeon. 

1. Do you enjoy plastic surgery?

Enjoying the work is the first step to knowing that you’ve chosen the right job. If you don’t enjoy cosmetic surgery, then there would be little point in specialising in it! 

Plastic surgery has a lot of innovative and exciting aspects to it. The industry is constantly evolving, and new techniques are shared continually through the community. By shadowing different plastic surgeons, you’ll learn that the field is incredibly diverse, and each surgeon has their own techniques and way of doing things. 

Each procedure is vastly different too, and you’ll experience new and exciting challenges at every corner. For example, scrubbing into a microsurgical procedure will feel a whole lot different than doing any aesthetics. 

2. You have to be painfully precise

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, you’re going to have to be incredibly precise regarding the details. You’ll need to be meticulous in your procedures to ensure that your patient gets the flawless results they deserve (and are paying for). 

If you think mastering the art of suturing is boring and dull and you’d prefer just to staple your enclosures, then we’d consider looking elsewhere. Plastic surgery is a fine art, and everything has to be perfect for the patient. 

3. You’re going to be working hard

Working in plastic surgery isn’t an easy job. You’re going to have to work hard to get to a skill level and position you’re happy with. The industry is incredibly competitive, so if you’re not a hard worker, you won’t get very far. 


What are the benefits of specialising in cosmetic surgery at Auralia?

Apart from an excellent salary, an exciting work environment, and access to a fantastic selection of industry professionals, some of the benefits of becoming a cosmetic surgeon at Auralia include:

  • Annual holiday leave
  • Educational trips abroad subsidised by Auralia 
  • Opportunities to continue your education and upskill
  • Further specialisation opportunities


Receive expert cosmetic surgery training at Auralia

If you want to become a cosmetic surgeon and specialise in cosmetic surgery, you can get specialised training at Auralia. 

Auralia is the leading cosmetic surgery hospital in Ireland, and we want to help aspiring cosmetic surgeons get the training they need to become successful within the industry.

If you’re looking to develop aesthetic surgery skills, then our team wants to help you. We’re offering positions to talented surgeons in Ireland. With our expert guidance, you’ll be able to get unparalleled exposure to the field of cosmetic surgery, and you’ll be able to work in an exciting and rewarding industry.

Working in the cosmetic surgery industry will allow you to help so many people get the bodies they’ve been dreaming of. 

By working with Auralia, Ireland’s leading aesthetic and cosmetic surgery clinic, you’ll be able to deliver cutting edge care to a large stream of patients.  

What are the benefits of joining the Auralia team?

  • Practical experience in the art of cosmetic surgery
  • Theoretical exposure with talented surgeons
  • Experience with patient management, including consultation 
  • How to run a private aesthetic practice
  • Training opportunities at home and abroad
  • Subsidised educational courses
  • A competitive salary 

What skills are needed to join the Auralia team?

  • Proficiency in communication
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Have a confident and determined mindset
  • Be driven to work and a self-motivated individual
  • Have the ability to work in a diverse team
  • Confidence in working unsupervised after your induction period

What are the requirements needed to be part of the Auralia team?

  • Be in a position to work in Ireland and registered with the Irish Medical Council
  • Registration, or be qualified for registration, with the Irish Medical Council
  • Experience in plastic/aesthetic surgery 

Are you interested in becoming a cosmetic surgeon in Ireland?


Take a look at our open positions on our recruitment page or call us today on 01 612 0551 if you have any questions.

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