Smoking before cosmetic surgery: Things to be aware of

A facelift, tummy tuck, breast reduction or any cosmetic surgery procedure is a significant investment of time and money, so it makes sense to protect that investment. Every patient at the Karidis Clinic is advised to stop smoking before their operation and afterwards. If you are wondering, why can’t you smoke before surgery, here are […]

Sagging breasts after breastfeeding: What can be done?

Pregnancy and childbirth are nothing short of miraculous, but it is also true that they can have such a massive impact on a woman’s body that many new mothers do not feel they recognise themselves or feel comfortable with their new appearance. The tummy is a key concern as the muscles and skin stretch to […]

International Nurses Day: spotlight on our squad

Every year on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world. Karidis Clinic is super-powered by nurses, and we take this moment to honour their hard work and dedication. This year’s International Nurses Day, the focus is on showcasing their incredible work and the difference they make […]

“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 […]

The Lockdown List: our most in-demand cosmetic surgery procedures

‘Zoom face envy’, lockdown weight gain and the ability to hide away while you’re recovering from your op have all been credited with an increase in cosmetic surgery demand over the last few months. Certainly, here at Karidis Clinic, we’ve been busy during lockdown answering your queries and discussing your concerns during the online consultations […]

Cosmetic breast surgery explained

Breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK and has helped make plastic surgery seem more accessible and acceptable, but enhancing your breasts isn’t your only option. You might have always been unhappy with your breast shape or size, or maybe you’ve seen them change and begin to look less pert […]

The final countdown: eat your way to cosmetic surgery success

The maxim is that if you fail to prepare, then you’re preparing to fail, and that’s as true for cosmetic surgery as with everything else. Making sure you’re in optimal health before your procedure can help deliver the optimal outcome and, as a recent study proved, even those very last few meals might make a […]

Cosmetic surgery in the spotlight

To many, Love Island isn’t just a guilty pleasure but actually a highly damaging blight on TV, fuelling a rise in body anxiety in young people. And now presenter Caroline Flack has decided to lean into the controversy further with the announcement of her latest TV venture, a C4 show called The Surjury. Each episode […]

New to Karidis Clinic: Calf Reduction

If you’re bothered about the appearance of your calves – maybe you feel they are too masculine looking or too muscular – a calf reduction is now a possibility and we’re excited to introduce this new treatment to our clinic. Consultant plastic surgeon Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe is highly skilled in injectable treatments and is able […]

RealSelf release their list of most researched cosmetic procedures in 2019

As 2019 draws to a close and with a new decade is on the horizon, it’s time for all those annual lists and guides to be released. Now RealSelf, the leading online resource for everything cosmetic, has just released its most-researched surgical and non-surgical treatments of the year. CoolSculpting freezes out the competition Unsurprisingly, anti-wrinkle […]