New trends: introducing the hybrid breast augmentation

Hybrid has become one of the buzzwords in the fields of tech and industry and is now dominating the aesthetics market with the introduction of the hybrid breast augmentation. The female desire to enhance the size and shape of their breasts hasn’t disappeared but concerns over breast implants and the impetus to produce the optimal, […]

Breast implant integrity: mammograms, MRI and ultrasounds

Since the modern-day breast augmentation with breast implants was first performed in 1962 it has consistently remained the most requested cosmetic surgery procedure from women of all ages. In fact, it is particularly popular with very young women who are dissatisfied with their breast development or women in their thirties and forties that have seen […]

Alex Karidis named best for London body contouring

In their recent Best of British issue, Claridges’ Maybourne magazine named Alex Karidis ‘London’s body contouring king’ as they praised the ‘tailored selection’ of surgical and non-surgical options for sculpting the body that is available at Karidis Clinic. They highlighted Alex’s superior surgical technique that results in quicker healing and minimal scarring, whether that’s for […]

September saw spike in demand for mummy makeovers  

It’s usually assumed that January is the time of new beginnings, but at the Karidis Clinic, we’ve become aware that September can often be a moment for making those all-important, life-changing decisions. Since the start of September we noticed a spike in demand for the mummy makeover procedure and it seems that the back to […]

How to minimise cosmetic surgery scarring

Recently, the papers have been dominated with news of Katie Price’s latest cosmetic surgery adventure, accompanied by gruesome photographs revealing her facelift and breast augmentation scars. With stories of how the scars have become infected, that she had to fly back to Turkey to see her surgeon or even that she was worried her ears […]

Heal thyself: how the cosmetic surgery diet can boost your recovery

It’s no secret that we are what we eat, and a good diet is directly linked to our overall health and wellbeing. The impact of your nutritional status on the outcome of surgery has also been well documented so we decided to develop the Karidis Cosmetic Surgery Diet as part of our commitment to supporting […]

Exploring the emotional aspect of the cosmetic surgery journey

Emotional wellbeing has been the focus of much media coverage this week as Mental Health Awareness Week takes place in the UK. This year’s theme is Body Image, highlighting that how we think and feel about our bodies has a profound impact on our mental health. In a recent survey conducted by the Mental Health […]

How to reduce swelling after breast reduction surgery

It can take up to 4 weeks to recover from a mammoplasty – or breast reduction – and postoperative swelling is perfectly normal as the tissue and muscle heals from the surgery. Typically, any swelling will be at its worst a week after surgery, beginning to decrease after this point. It can take between 6 […]

20 years of enhancing identities…

Cosmetic surgeon Mr Alex Karidis MDFRCS celebrates a triumphant 20 years enhancing identities Long known as one of the UK’s leading and most well respected cosmetic surgeons, this year Alex Karidis celebrates 20 years of practice. Amongst surgical procedures including male chest reduction, breast augmentation surgery, liposuction and more, Mr Karidis performs an average of […]