'I’ve had quite a lot of non surgical procedures in the past - Botox and filler for upper face and more recently ulthera and threads for the lower face - but results have been getting more and more subtle, it seemed I just couldn’t defy gravity any longer. I’ve always thought a facelift was for movie stars and not something I would do, especially not at 50 when I still mentally feel youthful. But the more I thought about my ageing concerns, particularly my lower, and the period of life I’m in, the more it made sense to have it now.
For a general anaesthetic procedure, it’s ideal to be quite fit and while I’ve worked hard to maintain my fitness up until now who knows if I’d still be fighting fit in my sixties. Also, for optimum surgical results skin needs to be in good condition so it made more sense to have it slightly younger. I basically wanted to give myself the best chance for great results.
Everyone has an opinion and of course, people say you don’t need it done especially at my age but I tried not to focus on other people’s opinions and more on my personal journey into the next stage of my life. It’s a very personal choice so only I can weigh up the risks and potential benefits and make the decision. I have complete trust in Mr Karidis and his team too which naturally helps relieve any anxiety.
The hardest decision has actually been when to have it done, as life, particularly now, is so busy. With work commitments, two dogs, grandchildren, another on the way, a daughter’s wedding and everything else in between, there is never a good time. However, here I am at 50, marching into 51 and I feel like it’s the best decision I could have made.
Thank you for working your magic and making me look years younger! Also a big thank you to your team for all their help and support. I love my new face!
Karolina is always a joy to work with - kind, considerate and very professional and creating an aura of trust. She makes the Ulthera treatment painless and that's not an easy task!
I have my Botox with Karolina. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and advises me on what would look good and not so good on my face. She is a person I can trust!
"I was very happy with my treatment experience. Mr Karidis , staff and facilities were excellent. I am very pleased with the results and would not hesitate to recommend Mr Karidis and his clinic."
"I am only three days into the recovery of my gynecomastia procedure, and already it has changed my life. I travelled from Cardiff to London to have this procedure and it was by far cheaper than having it done in my local area. Furthermore, Karidis' reputation exceeds expectations. I look forward to my follow up consultation so Karidis can see how he has changed my life. Communication from Karidis and his team - 5 star Professionalism - 5 star Results - 5 star."
For my first Velashape III treatment, Maxine made me feel really comfortable and explained exactly how the treatment would go and any after-effects I might have (I have had none). The process was smooth and painless and actually kind of relaxing. Most importantly, I can already see a MAJOR difference on the cellulite on my legs and butt. I am seriously impressed!
"My entire experience for an abdominoplasty and breast augmentation operation was faultless from a professional and caring team. I cannot recommend Mr Karidis enough from the consultation, in establishing what I wanted, to his skilled work. I am absolutely delighted with the results."
"A seven week recovery journey with a couple of little detours, but navigated with care by Mr Karidis, Suzi & Martina. Explanations, reassurance & advice given from first consultation, day of operation, day one post op. and at all subsequent clinic visits, along with a good dose of friendly chit chat & laughter, (Always a good medicine!). Thank you Mr Karidis & team. No regrets here."
Brilliant consultation... I was very impressed with my consultation with Mr Karidis. Mr Karidis made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions.
Outstanding in every way This is my second breast augmentation with Mr Karidis - my first experience was amazing as were the results! Second time around and once again my experience was faultless. The whole team are amazing from front of desk and Rose, to the lovely nurses pre and post-op! The after care given, which is also important, is second to none and I cannot recommend Mr Karidis enough. Thank you so much for all you have done for me and giving me back my confidence!