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 […]

5 tips on tummy tuck recovery

Stevie is our surgical nurse at Karidis Clinic, working closely with Mr Alex Karidis and providing excellent care for our cosmetic surgery patients – before, during and after their procedure. Here’s her top 5 tips on how to boost your tummy tuck recovery process: Tummy Tuck Recovery Tips with Stevie #1:  Sleep is not known […]

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 […]

How to tighten skin after weight loss naturally

The benefits of weight loss are well known and always welcome: more energy, a more defined body, and a marked improvement in general health and wellbeing. But one change that isn’t appreciated is loose skin. Whether the cause is rapid weight loss – studies show that about 70% of people who undergo bariatric surgery are […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Abdominoplasty – No Quick Fix 

It’s not surprising that the easing of lockdown has fuelled demand for body reshaping procedures, such as tummy tucks and liposuction, as we all want to look our best when we are finally able to socialise without restrictions. Cosmetic surgery, though, should always be approached with caution and the role of the ethical plastic surgeon […]

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 […]