At Karidis Clinic, we welcome patients from around the world and always go the extra mile to ensure your experience is as smooth and satisfactory as possible.
London is renowned as one of the world’s premier medical centres and many international patients fly here to access the very best in medical expertise. In the field of cosmetic surgery, Karidis Clinic and our medical director Mr Alex Karidis have become synonymous worldwide with surgical excellence and outstanding patient care.
We have developed a unique concierge service that supports you throughout your journey, from consultation, surgery and beyond.
STEP 1: CONSULTATION
The initial contact can either be performed in person or via a secure, virtual consultation. Our surgeons Mr Alex Karidis and his associate Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe will listen carefully to your concerns and expectations from surgery and will assess you physically.
If initial contact is online, then it can be helpful to send digital photographs in advance of your consultation. These will be kept in confidence and only viewed by your surgeon and our staff.
Your surgeon can then advise you on which procedure or combination of procedures are most appropriate. They will give you comprehensive information on the procedures, covering the potential benefits, any risks you should consider and what you can expect from the recovery process.
The consultation fee covers any further consultations you require in the first year, which can be held either virtually or in clinic.
STEP 2: SCHEDULING
Once our surgeons have decided that you are a suitable candidate for surgery, our Patient Coordinators will be in touch to discuss fees and any other associated costs, help you schedule your surgery and provide you with the information you require to make the experience as stress-free as possible.
Karidis Clinic operates out of the world-famous St John & St Elizabeth Hospital and all pre-surgery tests can be performed at the hospital. Alternatively, we will provide you with a list of required tests to be carried out at the location of your choice.
You will require an in-person consultation before going ahead with surgery. This will ensure that you are fit and well for surgery and are fully informed before making the decision to proceed. This will take place the day before your operation. The planned procedures will be confirmed, and preoperative photographs will be taken.
STEP 3: RECOVERY
We advise international patients to plan a stay in London or the surrounding area for at least 7 – 10 days after their operation.
The first night’s stay will be in the St John & St Elizabeth Hospital. Newly refurbished, the hospital offers the very highest standard of healthcare accommodation, boasting stylish and relaxing private rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.
You will be seen by your surgeon before being discharged and our dedicated surgical nurse will advise you on your initial recovery period and you can access 24 hour on-call support should you need it. A week after surgery, you will be seen by your Karidis Clinic surgeon for your first follow-up appointment, and they will advise you when it is safe to return home. All follow-ups in the first year after surgery can then be performed as virtual consultations.
For the rest of the stay, we have secured special rates with a luxury serviced apartment provider in Central London and a leading London hotel in the heart of St John’s Wood. Our Patient Coordinators can help arrange your stay in London and organise private chauffeurs or subsidised parking.
Mr Alex Karidis
Medical Director & Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Alex Karidis, MD FRCS, is a highly respected and accredited cosmetic surgeon. He is renowned for his ‘invisible’ scarring techniques, leaving incredibly minimal postoperative scarring. Due to pioneering his own successful treatment methods and trialling the latest surgical devices, he is also one of the UK’s leading gynaecomastia surgeons. Mr Karidis is truly dedicated to achieving patient satisfaction and believes it is his duty to offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments which are effective, safe and provide a natural result.
Mr Karidis is fully registered with the United Kingdom General Medical Council and also features on its Plastic Surgery Specialist Register. His registration number is 3421990.
Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
With over 25 years’ plastic surgery experience, Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe, MB.Bch, FRCS FRCS(Plast), has worked with our medical director Mr Alex Karidis for many years and is the only other cosmetic surgeon Mr Karidis would trust to offer the same level of patient care and surgical expertise. Alongside his reconstructive work, Mark offers cosmetic surgery for the face, breasts and body and he also specialises in minimally-invasive aesthetic face and body reshaping using toxins and dermal fillers and is skilled in Asian cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures.
Mr Ho-Asjoe is fully registered with the United Kingdom General Medical Council and also features on its Plastic Surgery Specialist Register. His registration number is 3502756.
Located in the heart of St John’s Wood, Karidis Clinic at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is just a 3-minute walk from St John’s Wood tube station, and only 5 minutes from Baker Street on the Jubilee line.
Heathrow Airport to St John’s Wood: 17 miles/from 45 minutes
Gatwick Airport to St John’s Wood: 41 miles/from 1 hour
London City Airport to St John’s Wood: 12.5 miles/from 1.5 hours
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