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5 reasons to visit Karidis

22nd December 2017

Regarded as one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgeons, Mr Alex Karidis is celebrating 20 years of practice in 2017, so there’s never been a better time to visit the clinic.

Located on the top floor of the renowned St John and St Elizabeth hospital in the centre of St John’s Wood, the clinic is famed for its expertise in enhancing identities through surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures.

Read on to discover 5 reasons why you should visit us at Karidis.

  1. Our Patient Journey app

Mr Karidis was the first cosmetic surgeon to launch an app, with the release of the Patient Journey app in 2016. Available in the App Store to download, the app is a must for anyone who is considering surgery or who has recently undergone a surgical procedure.

Patients are guided through every step of their surgical experience, with a tailored timeline of notifications designed to inform them of:

  • The next step in the treatment journey

  • The surgical procedure

  • Their aftercare

  • Expert advice

  1. A pre-consultation in the clinic

Book a pre-consultation with experienced specialist nurse and Karidis clinic manager Tammy Manning RGN. One of the most crucial steps in achieving the outcome you want from cosmetic surgery, your consultation is the ideal opportunity to ask any questions you may have, discuss any queries or concerns, let us advise you on your general health and share the answers to any procedural enquiries you may have.

In your consultation, we can:

  • Determine the outcome you’re hoping to achieve

  • Assess your anatomy

  • Assess your medical state

  • Interpret what would look best on you as an individual

  • Discuss any expected side effects and recovery time

At Karidis, we’re also renowned for declining to treat patients who we don’t feel will benefit from surgery.

A consultation with Tammy costs £50, which is redeemable against the full surgical consultation with Mr Karidis MD FRCS, which costs £200. The fee of £200 is non-refundable, but it can be redeemed against the cost of your surgery.

Consultations with Tammy are available at the clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To book your appointment, please just get in touch.

  1. Surgical specialisms

Mr Karidis specialises in key surgical procedures including:

He also performs an average of 150 expert face lifts every year, which are famed for his invisible scarring techniques.

  1. Invisible scarring

Mr Karidis is renowned for his honed surgical techniques, including his famed invisible scarring. Any incisions are placed behind the ear, in the hairline and under the breast where possible, ensuring post-surgery scars are all but invisible after a facelift and breast surgery.

  1. Non-surgical expertise

Alongside Mr Karidis’ surgical expertise, we are also renowned at the clinic for our non-surgical treatments, including:

  • Injectables (wrinkle smoothing and skin plumping)

  • Body sculpting

  • Skin tightening

  • Skin rejuvenation via ultrasound, radio frequency, LED, skin needling and laser from the world leading specialists in medical aesthetic devices

  • Deesse LED phototherapy mask

We work closely with established, effective cosmeceutical brands including Cosmedix, Hydrafacial, Intraceuticals and Obagi.

  1. Dedication to excellence  

Results driven and a true believer in the highest quality personalised care, Mr Karidis operates daily from the clinic. He does not operate from any other clinic or hospital and delivers natural looking results using ethical practices.


We regularly send exclusive offers as well as new treatment news and exciting updates to Karidis patients and followers.
You can receive these too, we promise it's worth it because we think you are!

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!

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!

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The testimonials throughout the website are based on each individual's experience and results may vary from person to person.


We regularly send exclusive offers as well as new treatment news and exciting updates to Karidis patients and followers.
You can receive these too, we promise it's worth it because we think you are!

The Hospital of St. John & St. Elizabeth
Third Floor
60 Grove End Road
London, NW8 9NH
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Mr Alex Karidis is delighted to offer his very own Karidis Clinic patient journey app to support all your pre and post procedure needs

Karidis is a trading name of Loretto Clinic LLP. Registered in England No. OC315820