How to get rid of FUPA

In Beyoncé’s fourth Vogue cover spread she used the term ‘FUPA’ to describe the weight she had gained after giving birth to twins. After this interview, the question on everyone’s mind was what exactly is a ‘FUPA’ and how to get rid of it. What is FUPA? FUPA is an acronym which stands for ‘fat […]

Beauty is skin deep

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of Profhilo to Karidis Clinic, a revolutionary new skin ageing procedure that sits alongside our dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxing injectable treatments. Profhilo was first launched in the UK in 2016, but our philosophy at Karidis Clinic is only to offer patients clinically proven treatments that deliver safe and […]

Mr Karidis talks all things gynaecomastia to Aesthetic Journal

Mr Alex Karidis is renowned for his expertise and experience in treating gynaecomastia and recently sat down with Aesthetic Journal to discuss this common and oft-distressing condition. Gynaecomastia affects 35% of men and can have a profound physical and psychological impact, so it’s not surprising that it’s become one of our most requested procedures. Towards […]

How to prepare for a facelift?

Once you make the important decision to proceed with facelift surgery, it’s not surprising that you may be feeling a little overwhelmed on how best to prepare for your upcoming operation. During your consultation, Mr Alex Karidis will discuss how best to prepare for a facelift and our patient co-ordinators will always be on hand […]

What is a lower face lift?

Everyone ages differently and, depending on the area you want rejuvenated, there are different facelift techniques that can be considered. The face can be broadly split into thirds; the upper face is your eyes and above to your forehead. The term mid-face covers the area from the corner of the eyes to the corner of […]

How to get rid of belly fat?

We all have body bits that we are self-conscious of, and for many men and women the stomach area is their chief concern, so it’s not surprising that one of the most frequently asked questions we’re asked is how to get rid of belly fat. Weight fluctuations, natural ageing and pregnancy can all contribute to […]

How much is CoolSculpting?

Since CoolSculpting was introduced in the UK ten years ago, it has revolutionised the fat reduction market, offering a highly effective but non-invasive body contouring alternative to liposuction. CoolSculpting utilises cryolipolysis technology to freeze fat cells without any damage to the surrounding tissue or overlying skin. The fat cells crystallise and are then gently and […]

How to become a plastic surgeon

What qualifications are needed to become a plastic surgeon? According to the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) it takes a total of 15-16 years to become a fully qualified and practising plastic surgeon. The training to become a plastic surgeon is divided into several stages: Stage 1: Medical school This is […]

Shape up this summer with our Body Issue

It’s no wonder we may be feeling a bit body conscious at the moment after watching the awe-inspiring feats of Team GB’s gymnasts, swimmers and athletes at Tokyo’s Olympic Games. The ‘participation effect’ is a well-known phenomenon whereby watching any sports, usually from your couch in front of the TV, can inspire you to get […]

Are my rhinoplasty expectations realistic?

Despite being one of the most popular and widely performed cosmetic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty can achieve lower patient satisfaction in comparison to a breast augmentation or an abdominoplasty. On RealSelf, the cosmetic surgery review site, it rates 90% patient satisfaction, compared to 95% for tummy tucks and 97% for boob jobs. Partly this is due […]