Plastic Surgery

JC Plastic Surgery

We offer a new and unique approach to cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery while maintaining the highest technical standards. A tasteful and compassionate service, delivered with discretion and social intelligence - we aim to build self-esteem and enhance quality of life. 

Services Offered:

We provide a comprehensive suite of cosmetic and reconstructive options, both surgical and non-surgical in a relaxed and approachable fashion

Cosmetic Procedures:

  • Botox® injections
  • Filler injections
  • SkinCeuticals® product range
  • Eyelift (Blepharoplasty) upper and lower eyelids
  • Face lift
  • Neck lift
  • Chin implant
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facial fat grafting
  • Prominent ear correction (Otoplasty)
  • Arm lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Thigh lift
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift (Mastopexy)
  • Breast augmentation (Silicone implants)
  • Combined breast lift + augmentation (Augmentation mastopexy)
  • Breast implant revision
  • Inverted nipple repair
  • Male breast reduction (Gynaecomastia repair)
  • Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Liposuction
  • Post massive weight loss body contouring 


Reconstructive Procedures:

  • Skin cancer excision and reconstruction
  • Benign skin lesion excision and reconstruction
  • Post trauma reconstructive surgery
  • Facial laceration repair
  • Split ear lobe repair
  • Post cancer reconstructive surgery
  • Implant and or tissue based breast reconstruction
  • Carpal tunnel decompression
  • Dupuytren’s disease hand surgery
  • Tendon repair
  • Nerve repair
  • Blood vessel repair
  • Complex abdominal wall reconstruction



Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall.


Eyelid surgery (also called an eye lift orblepharoplasty), reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids. This surgery is usually done for cosmetic reasons.

Botulinum toxin injection

Botox injections are the best known of a group of medications that use various forms of botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze muscle activity.Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow's feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines. 


An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that: Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward. Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm. Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction (also known as Reduction mammoplasty) is the plastic surgery procedure for reducing the size of large breasts.

Carpal tunnel decompression


Carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. The median nerve and several tendons run from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel .

Carpal tunnel surgery, also called carpal tunnel release (CTR) or carpal tunnel decompression surgery, is a surgery in which the transverse carpalligament is divided. This will reduce pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.

Chin Implant

Chin augmentation using surgical implants can alter the underlying structure of the face, providing better balance to the facial features. The specific medical terms mentoplasty and genioplasty are used to refer to the reduction and addition of material to a patient's chin.

Dupuytren's disease hand surgery

Dupuytren's contracture is a hand deformity that usually develops over years. The condition affects a layer of tissue that lies under the skin of your palm. Knots of tissue form under the skin which eventually create a thick cord that can pull one or more fingers into a bent position.Regional Fasciectomy, is the most commonly used type of surgery for Dupuytren's contracture. This is where the affective connective tissue is removed through a single, larger incision. 


Face Lift

A cosmetic surgical operation to remove unwanted wrinkles by tightening the skin of the face

Facial fat grafting

Microlipoinjection , also called autologous fat transfer, is a procedure in which an individual's own body fat is used to plump up sunken or emaciated areas of the face or to add volume where desired. 

Filler Injections

Filler injections are a cosmetic treatment used to smooth wrinkles or pitted scars in the skin, usually on the face. They are also used to make the lips fuller.

Gynecomastia repair

Gynecomastia repair, or male breast reduction, is a procedure designed to remove unwanted fat and glandular tissue, with minimal incisions, from the male breast.


A type of cosmetic surgery that removes fat from the body in an attempt to change its shape.

Neck Lift

A neck lift, or lower Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck.


Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth, or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.


Rhinoplasty also known as a 'nose job' is a well known and commonly requested procedure that can add symmetry to the face and can also help with breathing. The three main types of nose job are Standard Rhinoplasty, Tip Rhinoplasty and Septo-Rhinoplasty.

Thigh Lift

The Thigh Lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to tighten the skin of thethigh and reduce sagging in the inner or outer thighs.

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John Curran
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Plastic Surgery Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 716 4540 Fax: 066 716 4541

Mr John Curran

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon


Mr Curran, originally from County Donegal, graduated with honours from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001. He was awarded Fellowship of The College (plastic surgery section) in 2012 and was awarded a certificate of completion of surgical training in 2013. Mr Curran then undertook reconstructive surgery fellowships in the UK at The Royal Free Hospital, London and at Broomfield Hospital’s St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns. Mr Curran then completed a further reconstructive surgery fellowship in the USA at The John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore and a cosmetic surgery fellowship at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


Specialist Interest

Mr Curran practices in most aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, with specialist interests in skin cancer surgery, microvascular surgery, breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.



  • MB BCh BAO (2001)
  • MCh (2007)
  • FRCSI (Plast) (2012)


Previous Appointments and Training Posts

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt Sinai

The John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Broomfield Hospital, Essex

The Royal Free Hospital, London

St James’s Hospital, Dublin

Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin

Cork University Hospital

St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin

University College Hospital, Galway

St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Dublin

Beaumont Hospital, Dublin



Awarded Thesis (for MCh degree):

Type 5 Phosphodiesterase inhibition effects on wound healing and flap survival in diabetes mellitus.


Published Book Chapters:

Wood-Smith DW, Curran JN, Kassira W, (2017). Closed Rhinoplasty, In: Tran TA, Panthaki ZJ, Hoballah JJ, Thaller SR (Eds.), Operative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (pp. 3-7). Springer: Switzerland.


Published Journal Articles:


Sheehan KM, Curran J, Kay EW, Broe P, Grace A, “Well differentiated foetal adenocarcinoma of the lung in a 29-year-old woman”. Journal of Clinical Pathology 2003; 56: 478-479.


Curran JN, Conlon PJ, O'Kelly P, Hickey DP, “Multi Organ Transplantation: A review of the Irish experience”. Irish Medical Journal 2005; 98(8): 235-237.


Curran JN, Crealey M, Sadadcharam G, Fitzpatrick G, O’Donnell M, “Vitamin E: patterns of understanding, use and prescription by health professionals and students at a university teaching hospital”.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2006; 118(1): 248-52.


Curran JN, Winter DC, Bouchier-Hayes D, “The Biological Fate and Clinical Implications of Arginine Metabolism in Tissue Healing”.  Wound Repair and Regeneration, 2006; 14(4): 376-86.


Roche-Nagle G, Curran J, Bouchier-Hayes DJ, Tierney S, “Risk-based evaluation of thromboprophylaxis among surgical inpatients: are low risk patients treated unnecessarily?”.  Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2007; 176(3): 169-73.


Dillon MF, Curran J, Martos R, Walsh C, Walsh J, Al-Azawi D, Lee CS, O'Shea D, “Factors that affect longevity of intravenous cannulas: a prospective study”.  Quarterly Journal of Medicine, 2008; 101(9); 731-5.


Curran JN, McGuigan KG, O’Broin E, “A case of deep burns, while diving the Lusitania”, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2009.12.014. 


Simper JM, Curran JN, Mosahebi A, “Are other companies prepared?”, British Medical Journal, 2012; 344: e2192.

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Ovidiu Suciu
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 716 4540 Fax: 066 7164541

Mr Ovidiu Suciu

Consultant Plastic Surgeon


Mr Suciu trained in both Europe and the UK. He received his medical degree from Carol Davila University of Bucharest in 2002. From there he became a Teaching Assistant in 2004 and subsequently Assistant Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2007, at University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest.

He specialises in Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery since 2009, having completed his PhD in 2010. He continued his plastic surgical training in London where he worked in several prestigious hospitals, both NHS and private. He received Licence to Practise Plastic Surgery as a specialist with GMC - UK since 2010 and IMC – Ireland since 2018. Currently he was appointed to the position of Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, as part of  the JC Plastic Surgery team.


Specialist Interest:

Mr Suciu practices in most aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, with specialist interests in skin cancer surgery, microvascular surgery, cosmetic surgery.



• Plastic Surgery Specialist (2009)

• PhD Plastic Surgery (2010)

• Assistant Professor (2007)

• MBBS/MD (2002)


Previous Appointments and Training Posts:

• Royal London Hospital, UK 

• Microvascular Anastomosis Simulation Hub (MASH) – Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous research

•The Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, UK

• IMSS – QMUL Advanced Microsurgery Living Model Training Course, Naples, Italy

• Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London

• Phoenix Hospital Group “Weymouth Hospital”, London

• Royal Marsden Hospital, London

• Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

• Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London

• Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London


Published Journal Articles:

• Non-living microvascular training models: Face validity of liquid latex and the challenge of structural vs. "physiological" patency assessment. 

Georgios Pafitanis 1, Damjan Veljanoski 2, Constantin Ovidiu Suciu 3, Ali M Ghanem 4, Simon Myers 4  

 Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 2018 Jan

• Preoperative factors that may contribute to pathological scarring

Issue 1 / 2011 Annals of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery – JRAPS

• Surgical principles in prevention of pathological scarring

Issue 1 / 2011 Annals of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery - JRAPS



Alternative healing therapies of major tissue defects ANCS 2008-2011 (Partnerships) 

University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

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  • Mr Ovidiu Suciu
  • Suite 13, Kerry Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital Tralee

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