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.
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.
Mr. Abela brings not only knowledge of the subject matter and procedures, but a method of application which is patient oriented. He listens, and he informs. Clearly. One of the best doctors I have seen in the NHS.
Although this was a follow appointment, to a steroid injection, Mr Abela's attention to detail and reassurance, was impeccable. On the three occasions I have had contact with him, he has come across as genuine and someone who has time for you as a patient. I would highly recommend him.
I can highly recommend Mr Abela. He is so patient, caring and very professional. I had a tummy tuck and breast enlargement three weeks ago and I am healing lovely. I cannot wait to see the final results after the rest of my swelling has gone. You are in super safe hands with this brilliant surgeon. Enjoy you transformation . Claire
Mr Abela quite simply succeeded where others had failed. The level attention received from him and the team at Chelsea & Westminster was outstanding. I would "recommend" Chris to anyone in need of surgery and aftercare.