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.
I was diagnosed with hyperhidrosis ( excessive sweating) in 2014 and referred to Mr Christopher Abela Clinique. He suggested various treatments to address my needs and found the best solution. He has been very approachable and more than competent as a surgeon. He has changed my life completely and gave me my confidence back. If you are looking for a great plastic surgeon, he is your man :)
Having been referred to Mr Abela for a relatively minor condition, requiring a steroid injection, I was pleasantly surprised by his professional, courteous and unhurried approach. I have had two consultations with him and each time he has displayed a caring and reassuring manner. His concern for you as a patient is evident and this in turn, builds a sense of trust.
I was referred to Mr Abela for a suspected hernia. He was friendly and professional throughout and has a very reassuring and confident manner which made me feel as at ease as is possible when undergoing major surgery. I felt I was being very well cared for throughout the process. I would highly recommend Mr Abela and all the health care professionals that cared for me both during and after my surgery. You are all doing a fantastic job for our NHS. Thank you.
As soon as I met with Mr Abela I felt at ease he explained my options fully and was realistic about the results to expect. I had loose saggy skin on my stomach after having a very large baby and then losing weight pretty quickly. It affected my life immensely and I was on anti depressants infact just the thought of a changing room or holiday could lead to a melt down. After years of this I finally had a tummy tuck November 2015 and I can't explain how happy I am. As well as looking so much better it's also really given my confidence back. I just wish I'd had it done sooner I highly recommend Mr Abela and his team
Christopher Abela was all I could have hoped for in a surgeon. I was definitely in good hands and I believe I have received the best treatment, care and advice, before, during and after my surgery. In fact everyone in the department has been exceptional and I am extremely grateful.