Mr Alex Karidis, MD FRCS, is a highly respected and accredited cosmetic surgeon. He is a true expert in his field, having performed thousands of cosmetic procedures over the course of his career.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Mr Karidis developed a passion for the cosmetic industry. He studied for his medical degree at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, then trained in the NHS before developing his specialism with accreditations from The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Hellenic Board of Plastic Surgeons.


He works solely from his private clinic which is based in the St John & Elizabeth hospital in St John’s Wood, London. The Karidis clinic was founded in 1997.

Mr Karidis 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.

‘Natural’ is at the heart of Mr Karidis’ philosophy, from your initial consultation through to your procedure and postoperative care. Mr Karidis prides himself on listening to every one of his patients, understanding the result they would like to achieve and providing honest advice and professional expertise.

He states:

I absolutely abhor any possibility that a patient of mine could look stretched, pulled or distorted in any way. The aim of surgery is to make people look better not different. I believe in classic, natural, soft beauty

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.

Over the course of his career, Mr Karidis has been prevalent in the media – both televised and in print – where his expertise on the cosmetic industry is often sought and referenced.

Mr Karidis has appeared in The Times, Sunday Times Style magazine, New magazine and Netdoctor, alongside the Channel 4 show ‘How Not To Get Old’.