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 […]

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 […]

Lift off: your skin tightening options

The latest cosmetic surgery stats from the US are in and it seems the Zoom Boom was a thing as there was a 40 per cent increase in facial plastic surgery in 2021. New data from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) shows that facelift demand was significantly up on the […]

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 […]

Everything you need to know about cosmetic surgery recovery

Following on from our last blog post that focused on the rhinoplasty recovery process, here’s a rundown of the downtime you can expect after some of the other cosmetic surgery operations we offer. All procedures and patients are different but, from the immediate downtime to the full recovery period that can last weeks or even […]

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’ […]

Dermal fillers vs facelift surgery

In recent years, the popularity of non-surgical injectable treatments and their increasing versatility has led some to claim that the traditional nip and tuck facelift is on its way out. However, one of the big predictions for 2020 made by The Aesthetic Society, which represents more than 2,600 American aesthetic plastic surgeons, is the return […]

Male cosmetic surgery more popular than ever in a pandemic

The shift to WFH and the vogue of video calls has led to an acceleration of what was already an emerging trend – over the last twelve months, we’ve seen an increase in men turning to aesthetics to enhance their appearance and boost confidence through this challenging time Cosmetic surgery as self-care Until now, the […]

Eat well to heal well: the top 10 foods you should be eating after cosmetic surgery

What we eat is one of the most important factors in our overall health and can influence our physical, mental and even emotional wellbeing. This is particularly critical after undergoing surgery, as any cosmetic surgery procedure involves an element of trauma to the body. We asked Nutritionist Yvonne Wake which are the top ten foods […]