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 […]

Bare arms with confidence this summer

The warmer weather means it’s time to ditch the layers, but with three out of four UK women feeling self-conscious about their arms, it’s no surprise we find it hard to embrace strappy tops or summer dresses. The dreaded bingo wings are a combination of three main problems – reduced muscle mass, excess fat, and […]

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 […]

How to Get Rid of a Double Chin: Treatment Options

Nobody likes to see evidence of a double chin – whether catching a sideways glance in a mirror or a less than fortunate selfie angle – and unlike unwelcome fat on any other part of the body, it can be harder to hide with flattering clothing. Even very slim people can be plagued with a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Male demand for body contouring surgery remains firm, according to latest cosmetic surgery stats

A global pandemic actually became the perfect time to undergo a procedure as plastic surgeons around the world reported record numbers of enquiries throughout lockdown. Whether it’s due to the phenomenon of Zoom anxiety, the ability to hide behind a mask, concern about quarantine weight gain or the ability to recover in secret while working […]

5 things you should know before getting a tummy tuck

There’s no surprise that tummy tucks are one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures with both men and women. According to one survey, 32% of men and 22% of women cited their abs, or lack of, their least favourite body part. It’s probably because your stomach says much about your health, diet, lifestyle and […]

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 […]