Your face or your figure? New study proves fat loss accelerates the ageing process

As many of us might be struggling with new year weight loss resolutions about this time, it’s interesting to note that losing the pounds might make our clothes fit better but will not do us any favours in terms of facial ageing. A new US study has proven that the phenomenon known as ‘Diet Face’ […]

How to Get Rid of Man Boobs

Man boobs, known medically as gynaecomastia, is thought to affect 30% of men post-puberty, although is much more common in men over the age of 50 – the reported prevalence is up to 70% due to the general decline in testosterone levels.  For all those using this lockdown to really commit to their health and […]

“Being in the public eye definitely affected how I felt about my body”

Imogen Thomas has been in the public eye since appearing in Big Brother in 2006. After wanting a breast uplift since her early 20s, she chose Mr Alex Karidis to perform her surgery and explains how her life – and self-confidence – were transformed. I had been thinking about having a breast uplift for years […]

“I completely love my new nose; I wish I’d done it sooner if anything”

From the age of 18, Meg was self-conscious about the bump in her nose and the shape of the tip. Once she decided to go ahead with nose surgery, she chose Mr Alex Karidis because she felt fully confident in his surgical abilities and trusted him to achieve the results she was hoping for. Since […]

Facing the future

As this challenging year draws to a close, it’s no wonder that we are all feeling fatigued and ready for a refresh. So, what’s the future for fighting ageing? Light touch facial rejuvenation Renowned for his stitching technique, Mr Alex Karidis’s facelift minimises trauma to the tissue. “As surgeons we all differ, and some are more heavy-handed […]

“I look in the mirror every single day and still have joy”

Seven years on from her facelift surgery, Jess explains why it is still the best decision she has ever made. I had been thinking about a facelift for a few years because I didn’t like the reflection I saw in the mirror and the gap between how I looked and how I felt was just […]

“People just comment how well I look all the time and that’s the mark of good surgery”

Three years ago, Sam underwent a breast implant replacement and eyelid lift at the same time. Here she explains why she decided to undergo a combination procedure and how she has enjoyed the benefits of double surgery. I’d had breast implants 23 years before with a different surgeon. They were the soya implants, so I […]

Double the benefits: why combination cosmetic surgery is on the rise

Plastic surgeons around the globe have seen a sharp increase in cosmetic surgery enquiries this year, variously ascribed to the wearing of face masks driving a demand for eyelid lifts or to Zoom face envy. Another trend we’ve seen in clinic is the advent of the multiple procedure. “A lot of people may have one, […]

“I’m using the second lockdown to get into shape for surgery”

Beth had been considering a breast reduction procedure for many years, but she explains how her patient journey has been shaped by events this year. “I’d been thinking about having breast reduction surgery for many years now but was never in the right place in my life to really contemplate properly going ahead, with having […]

How miraDry can change your life

November is Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month and we’ve been catching up with some of our past patients who underwent miraDry to treat excessive sweating to find out what life has been like since their treatment. The message for the 2020 awareness campaign is that excessive, uncontrollable sweating is a serious medical condition warranting serious attention. Hyperhidrosis […]