The good and bad of Ozempic

Catherine Deneuve famously warned that “at a certain age, you have to choose between your face and your ass” and at no time have her words been so percipient as the Ozempic craze becomes a global phenomenon. Yet, even as Ozempic skyrockets in popularity, so too are we seeing the rise of a side effect […]

Male vs Female Facelift: What’s the Difference?

According to the latest figures released by BAAPS, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, facelifts remain one of the UK’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for both men and women. However, as Mr Alex Karidis explains, understanding the nuances between male and female facelifts is essential for achieving optimal results. “There isn’t a one-size-fits-all […]

The facelift in depth

In the second part of our interview with Mr Alex Karidis, he gives us an insight into the demands of the facelift operation from the surgeon’s point of view. He also explains that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all facelift so beware cosmetic surgeons that only promote one technique. Q: How demanding is facelift surgery to perform? […]

What you should look for in your facelift surgeon

Plastic surgeon Mr Alex Karidis has over 32 years of experience in his chosen specialty, having performed over 20,000 cosmetic operations in the last 27 years of his full-time private practice. With 2,000 of those being facial and facelift operations, he reflects on the skill set and experience you should look for when choosing your […]

Why Spring is the season for cosmetic surgery

As the weather warms and the flowers bloom, Spring is often seen as a time for new beginnings. This is why it’s also the season for cosmetic surgery, and there are several reasons why this is the perfect time to plan your procedure. If you’re interested in arranging a consultation this Spring, call 0207 432 […]

Understanding the psychology of a facelift

Physically, a facelift can lift the skin, tighten the jowls and smooth the face. Mentally and emotionally, the reasons men and women may wish to undergo facial rejuvenation surgery, and therefore its impact, are profound and complicated. Ageing has changed in terms of how people perceive themselves. When it comes to the body, you can […]

Facelift, Neck Lift or MyEllevate?

The effects of gravity on the face are well documented and manifest as lowering of the eyebrows, hooding of the upper eyelids, bulges under the eyes, flattened cheeks and deepening folds deepening the nose and the mouth. However, it is often the lower face where we see the worst effects of gravity. A common ageing […]

Is the deep plane facelift superior to other facelift techniques?

Although the importance of addressing the SMAS layer in facial rejuvenation surgery was first highlighted in the 1970s, plastic surgeons devised further techniques that dove deeper into the face, leading to the so-called ‘deeper plane surgeries. Partly, this is because we are a somewhat restless bunch with a constant desire to push boundaries further to […]

What is the deep plane facelift and why is everyone talking about it?

Yet again, in light of the latest trendy social media and marketing buzz swirling around the so-called ‘deep plane facelift’, it seems that I’m pushed to defend my technique or viewpoints concerning facelift surgery. The age-old question of which facelift technique is the ‘best’ or ‘most superior’ continues to rage on, as it did when […]

Neck Lift vs Facelift: What’s the difference?

The contours of our neck and jawline play an essential role in maintaining a youthful appearance, so it’s no wonder that sagging jowls and a turkey neck are common ageing concerns. Loss of skin elasticity and tissue descent is a vital component of the ageing process, and these quickly manifest on our lower face and […]