Chris is a fully licensed consultant plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon with over 20 years’ of highly specialist training completed in London, Los Angeles and Cape Town. Chris is originally from Northumberland and was educated at Cambridge University where he completed his medical training, obtaining degrees in medicine and surgery. Chris has a fellowship in Plastic Surgery (FRCS) from the Royal College of Surgeons and a higher degree in cosmetic surgery. He is on the General Medical Council’s specialist register for plastic surgery (GMC No 4673028) and extensive training has allowed him membership of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgeons, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the Royal Society of Medicine, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Burns Association. Chris consults for the NHS both as a consultant plastic surgeon at West Middlesex Hospital and within the craniofacial unit and plastic surgery department at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital provides specialist services for North West London and Chris is a core member of the North West London Skin Cancer Specialist Multidisciplinary team, it is also provides national services for neurofibromatosis and general plastic surgery support to the post massive weight loss multidisciplinary team. Chris dedicates a proportion of his time to research and training, particularly in the area of craniofacial deformities and is currently an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. In 2012, he completed research at the Kensington Science Museum on variation in 3D facial morphology – ‘Me in 3D’. Chris is also passionate about charity work and has volunteered for the charity ‘facing the world’ since 2007. He was a key member of the team that successfully coordinated the separation of twins, conjoint at the head.
Mr Abela carried out his work in a very professional and considerate manner The Instruction and explanation of my operation was fully described and made me at ease on my recovery period
Over the past year I have attended outpatient appts and had removal and reconstructive surgery(including a forehead flap) of my nose, post diagnosis of a large Basal cell carcinoma. Throughout the whole process Dr Abela was professional, approachable, friendly and answered any queries I had. I did not once feel rushed during an appt. Friends and family have commented on how well the scars have healed. I work as a nurse in the NHS and Dr Abela and special mention of Dr Singh (Registrar) made what can seem like a very daunting experience achievable and that the end result would be positive. I felt completely confident with the care I received throughout the whole process. I cannot recommend Dr Abela enough- a great doctor and compassionate person.
I thought Chris was a very approachable and honest doctor. I had great results with the surgery and would highly reccomend him.
Mr Abela was extremely approachable, friendly and professional. He seemed so caring in my treatment, only discharging me when I was happy to be discharged, not when he thought I should be. At no point was I confused about the procedure to take place, having it describe/ explained in simple terms, so that anyone could understand it and always with a smile (I never saw him without one). He remained cheerful and friendly all the way through my treatment, including before the procedures, on both days in surgery and post procedure appointments. I would hope I would never need his services and skills again, but should I need anything done, I would whole heartedly hope that I could call upon him/ be referred to him again. I hope that he continues to work in the same area for a long time, so that should I need his skills, he is there.
He was able to operate a week after my basal cell carcinoma was removed leaving a deep hole on my nose. He explained clearly what he was going to do (and what he couldn't do). He answered all my questions.