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International Forum => U.K. => Topic started by: ashleyt on February 10, 2013, 01:27:36 PM

Title: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pic - 10 month Update!
Post by: ashleyt on February 10, 2013, 01:27:36 PM
Hello!

The start of my story -
Im 19, had Gynecomastia since the age of 12/13.It was always on my mind all the time!I just wanted to have a normal body and do normal things, ie wearing layers, relationships, confidants issues.I went to doctors last summer which was very hard to finally do it.. where they confirmed that i had Gynecomastia,i never even told anyone about the gyno.. because i was embarrassed about it. They checked my testosterone levels and everything was normal,  They then said that its not a medical issue so nothing could be done. and started then looking at surgery. I was scared of the thought of having surgery but it had to be done because i couldn't live with these things anymore!!

I then came on these forums, and reading other peoples experiences, I done alot of research and decided that Alex Karidis was the man =P

I started getting the ball rolling the start of 2013 and called Alex Karidis up on the 4/1/13 and got a consultation on the 7/1/13 which i was quite lucky to!

The consultation then came, was nervous but hey its a big change but i really wanted it done. consultation was good very helpful, he explained what he was going to do, and had a feel of them, showed us some pictures of his work and i was happy with it, i remember he said 'i will make you flat!' i was happy=D The consultation cost £75. Then went to sort out costs and that with Nicola, £2800 for Alex Karidis and £1483 for the hospital which came to a total of £4283 pluss the bloods which was £146, and then we sorted out a date, which was the 31/1/13! i was surprised how quick i got in! Role on the 31st!    

    
Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13
Post by: ashleyt on February 10, 2013, 01:43:13 PM
The Day of surgery came pretty fast! The days leading up to it was horrible! just having thoughts about knifes, needles and all that stuff, but i kept on telling myself that i want this done and cant live with these anymore!

I was traveling down on the day, which i had to leave at 4:30 in the morning! ended up stuck in traffic but got there on time! I had to be there for 8:30. I got settled into my room and stuck the tv on.. got dressed into my gown and that, ordered my food. Then before you know it Alex came in and drew me up, taking afew pictures and had to sign the papers. Was so nervous and about 10-15mins later i got called to go down! man i was shitting myself! Walked into the anesthetic room and led down, I was worrying so much! they said there not going to put me to sleep yet because they needed to ask me afew questions, bang i was out... it was so easy don't know what i was worrying about!

Woke up then in the recovery room! felt glad it was all over! got wheeled to my room and rested there, had my food and watched some tv, i was feeling ok after operation, i was quite shocked, i think i ended up leaving at about 4:30 or 5 not too sure tbh, ended up taking me 6 hours to get home!!! man that was along day!    
Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13
Post by: ashleyt on February 10, 2013, 03:08:57 PM
Before Pictures
Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13
Post by: ashleyt on February 10, 2013, 03:15:01 PM
Time at hospital
Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13
Post by: ashleyt on February 10, 2013, 03:33:43 PM
day after opp
day 3
day 4
day 5
Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13
Post by: ashleyt on February 10, 2013, 03:43:22 PM
2 days ago i looked at my nipples
and 3rd picture was taken today
Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13
Post by: ashleyt on February 10, 2013, 03:48:04 PM
Im recovering quite well, back to work tomorrow so pleased so far with my results =D ill keep you all up to date with pictures

I also would like to say thank you to -
thetodd
chopper
about2change
and a big thankyou to TheITguy!

Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13
Post by: Donut on February 10, 2013, 05:27:19 PM
Looking like fantastic results there!
Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13
Post by: about2change on February 10, 2013, 05:49:44 PM
looking all good mate. Everything is finished now :) just let your body do the healing
Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13
Post by: Imbackagain on February 10, 2013, 07:17:05 PM
Looking good.. Glad it all worked out fine for you. I look foward to your recovery posts. All the best.
Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 (with pictures)
Post by: ashleyt on February 11, 2013, 04:16:18 PM
Thankyou guys
 I will be uploading more pictures in afew days time.
Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 (with pictures)
Post by: thetodd on February 11, 2013, 04:51:45 PM
Looks real good mate, just sit back and relax its all you can do ;)
Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 (with pictures)
Post by: ashleyt on February 23, 2013, 09:55:58 AM
thanks the todd =D
Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 (with pictures)
Post by: ashleyt on February 23, 2013, 09:59:06 AM
sorry abit late uploading more photos.

Here is my 2 week post opp, I do have creasing in the middle of left nipple but should go in afew weeks.

glad the vest can now come off! only wearing at night from now on =D
Title: Re: Surgery done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 (with pictures)
Post by: ashleyt on February 23, 2013, 10:02:15 AM
3 weeks post opp, My chest is very sensitive at the moment but should be better when i start massaging it, also still have crease in left nipple. im very happy with my result so far!=D best thing i ever done!
Title: Re: My Diary! Surgery Done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included!
Post by: ashleyt on February 23, 2013, 12:46:22 PM
Male Chest Reduction Plus Liposuction -
Total amount of fat aspirated = 300mls (150mls from each side)
Breast gland resection : left = 9 grams, right = 7 grams, Total = 16 grams
No sutures used
Title: Re: My Diary! Surgery Done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included!
Post by: about2change on February 24, 2013, 07:06:29 AM
well done mate.

glad its going all okay.. i hate to say it...BUT i told you so :)
Title: Re: My Diary! Surgery Done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included!
Post by: 3rdTimeLucky (Dave) on February 24, 2013, 10:26:43 AM
Great results, well done to you and Karadis, he's making quite a name for himself as a specialist in this area.
Title: Re: My Diary! Surgery Done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included!
Post by: thetodd on February 24, 2013, 01:59:56 PM
looks very good mate, nipple creasing does take a few weeks to even out but it will do eventually!
Title: Re: My Diary! Surgery Done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included!
Post by: ashleyt on February 24, 2013, 03:36:46 PM
thanks guys =D

thetodd how many weeks did it take for your nipples to uncrease?
Title: Re: My Diary! Surgery Done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included!
Post by: thetodd on February 26, 2013, 05:53:42 PM
Cant really remember to be honest, its coming up for 4 years ago now feels like yesterday. Takes a while takes longer for the sensation to come fully back i remember that taking absolutely ages just wait and see it does all even out though ;)
Title: Re: My Diary! Surgery Done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included!
Post by: about2change on February 26, 2013, 07:08:47 PM
thetodd- I really do appreciate people like you on this forum. 4 years and you still come back on this forum to help people out! a true gent
Title: Re: My Diary! Surgery Done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included!
Post by: ashleyt on April 16, 2013, 03:07:16 PM
Hello Guys!

Haven't been on in a while, will be uploading more pictures soon!

I have to say its the best thing i have ever done..i am so pleased with my results, im coming 11 weeks post opp.

If anyone is thinking about having surgery DO IT!I cant explain how happy i am,its changed my life in so many ways! i finally have confidence about my body! i have also went swimming for the first time in 8 years! felt so amazing
Title: Re: My Diary! Surgery Done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included!
Post by: ashleyt on April 16, 2013, 03:59:46 PM
about 6 weeks post opp
Title: Re: My Diary! Surgery Done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included!
Post by: ashleyt on April 16, 2013, 04:02:03 PM
about 8 weeks post opp
Title: Re: My Diary! Surgery Done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included!
Post by: ashleyt on April 16, 2013, 04:03:31 PM
10 weeks post opp!
Title: Re: My Diary! Surgery Done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included!
Post by: ashleyt on April 16, 2013, 04:06:43 PM
also you cant really see the scars.. it doesn't even look like ive had anything done!

if anyone wants to ask me any questions please message me, ill be happy to help
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: Donut on April 16, 2013, 07:07:44 PM
Wow!

A surgeons best advert is certainly his patients!!

I've not been swimming for 25 years!
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: ashleyt on April 20, 2013, 11:41:25 AM
Thanks Dount =D

ive saw you are saving up for the surgery? when do you recon you will have it? and who are you going to have the surgery with? as ive said its the best thing ive ever done, there's nothing to worry about =D

ouch! 25 years! i thought 8 years was bad enough! it was an amazing feeling to go swimming, i actually had white shorts on.. and you can guess what happened =[=[  i didn't think....

goodluck with everything! there's nothing to worry about!keep me updated on how you get on!
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: Donut on April 20, 2013, 05:21:51 PM
Well was hoping before this summer, but taking longer to save than anticipated!

Will go with either Karidis or Levick, they have the most consistent and verifiable results - not risking it with someone with little feedback to check for the sake of saving a few quid (that's not to say there aren't other good surgeons out there of course)

Lol! - the lack if swimming practice meant you didn't think!!
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: ashleyt on June 10, 2013, 01:06:06 PM
Donut,

Well least your getting there! You will never look back! Every penny is worth it!!! Good luck! and let me know how you get on!

Ive been swimming a few times now, just so amazing!!!
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: ashleyt on June 10, 2013, 01:12:29 PM
Hello Guys again!

Its been like 18 or 19 weeks now (I think). Feels like ages ago! Im so happy with my results, Wearing T- shirts with this fantastic weather!!!

I will be uploading a few pictures tonight,

Ask me anything, not really sure what to put =P
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: ashleyt on June 10, 2013, 01:54:17 PM
photos
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: Donut on June 10, 2013, 04:57:57 PM
Thanks! Still saving hard...

Looking great - how are the surgery scars looking now? 
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: ashleyt on June 10, 2013, 05:17:26 PM
you will get there soon!!

thankyou, scars are amazing really, you cant see them.. doesn't look like ive had anything done!! =D
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: Donut on June 10, 2013, 05:58:26 PM
The man's a genius!
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: ashleyt on June 12, 2013, 06:52:08 AM
Finally hit 1000 views!! How amazings that!
I hope that I've helped you guys! :))
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: alexs on August 08, 2013, 05:04:33 PM
Hi Asley,

Im new here, was thinking of getting surgery with Karidas, my gynecomastia is how yours was really maybe a little worse, i was wondering how long it took for you to take off the vest after surgery?

Thanks

Alex
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: ashleyt on August 09, 2013, 12:24:34 PM
Hello Alexs

Welcome to the forum :)

I can't explain how much happier I am now, Alex Kardis has done a fantastic job.. I'm over the moon with my results! I will be updating my forum soon, as I've just gone past my 6 month pre opp :)

As for the Vest, the vest will need to be on for 2 weeks 24/7 ( you can take off for showers) and then after that, 2 weeks at night time only :)

Let me know if you do plan to get surgery done, or any other questions because I'm happy to help!

Talk soon!
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: ashleyt on November 22, 2013, 08:49:30 AM
hello once again! Im back! Thought i will update you all with my progress! So its been about 10 months! I actually cant believe how fast its gone.. I guess i am enjoying life for once! =D no regrets at all.. as i keep saying its changed my life.. and still cant explain how much happier i am .. so ill upload a picture now to show you how my chest is =D still haven't hit the gym yet! =[
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included! UPDATED!!
Post by: ashleyt on November 22, 2013, 10:10:24 AM
Around 10 months
Title: Re: My Diary! Surgery Done! With Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pictures Included!
Post by: AchillesUK on November 22, 2013, 11:39:26 AM
also you cant really see the scars.. it doesn't even look like ive had anything done!

if anyone wants to ask me any questions please message me, ill be happy to help

Hey, congrats on your surgery, great results.

Just wanted to ask what kind of aftercare does Karidis offer, and for how long?

Also, whereabouts is he based?

Thanks
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pic - 10 month Update!
Post by: ashleyt on November 22, 2013, 12:57:56 PM
Hello  AchillesUK

Thank you very much :)

Alex karidis after care was amazing on the day of surgery.. Couldn't ask for any better.. Was always checked on, lovely food, amazing staff.. There wasn't no aftercare from the day after, there isn't any need anyways, you have a check up 6 weeks after the operation and then a following check up about 7 months after the opp.. I was happy with everything about karidis couldn't ask for anything else.
He's based in London St. John's wood, hope I've answered your question :)
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pic - 10 month Update!
Post by: Era on March 03, 2014, 08:38:04 AM
Looking better than me :D we had our surgery within weeks of each other if i remember correctly, ive unfortunately gained weight since the op and also didnt do any massaging. To people reading, dont gain weight after having this surgery and massage your dam pecs.
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pic - 10 month Update!
Post by: Kdodgers07 on March 18, 2014, 03:48:33 PM
Hi everyone, im another new one to this forum, after years of putting up with my moobs im finally looking into getting them done.
this forum has been so much help already and given me confidence to go ahead, does karadis do his operation purely through liposuction or does he also cut into the nipple?
Thanks
steve
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pic - 10 month Update!
Post by: Donut on March 19, 2014, 05:52:16 AM
Karidis makes little cuts in the armpit to insert the lipo cannula, and then cuts along the border of the nipple to get to the gland to cut it out.

Levick does it all from the little armpit cuts with his "special tools" he shows you during consultation. It is unbelievable he can get so much out of a tiny 1cm cut - but he does!! (See my surgery pic!)

I was won over by Levicks technique as didn't want any risk of visible scars left on chest, but end results of both surgeons is excellent.
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pic - 10 month Update!
Post by: djrix187 on March 20, 2014, 03:04:50 PM
I'm 3 weeks post op today with Karidis and was wondering when you get the feeling back in your chest? is it after 6 months?
My chest feels really hard, and I bought some bio oil today, which I can start massaging with after a week or so.
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pic - 10 month Update!
Post by: Myers on April 06, 2014, 05:10:03 PM
I'm 3 weeks post op today with Karidis and was wondering when you get the feeling back in your chest? is it after 6 months?
My chest feels really hard, and I bought some bio oil today, which I can start massaging with after a week or so.

Congrats on the op mate, I'm about 7 months post op, the feeling has kind of returned but its still slightly numb as well, it really depends on the individual i think, most people get it back up to a year but some might not get it back at all. Using bio oil really helped me to loosen up my chest as well.
Title: Re: Surgery Done! Alex Karidis 31/1/13 Pre&Post Pic - 10 month Update!
Post by: djrix187 on April 11, 2014, 01:53:37 PM
oh ok, thats good to know. I'm 6 weeks post op now and have been massaging with bio oil for 2 weeks now. As I'm 6 weeks post op now I'm able to return to the gym and do bench presses because Karidis said I could do them after 6 weeks so I'll see how that goes tonight.

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