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 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.
Right from the outset I felt very comfortable with Mr Abela. His diagnosis was commendably clear and the options for dealing with my condition explained in simple lay man terms including the upside and downside of each. He came across to me as a doctor who really cared for his patients and who really wanted to give them the best possible treatment and care. His expertise and professionalism really shone through and I immediately felt I was in good hands. Thanks to him to him the operation was a great success and his monitoring of my post operation progress continues to be very thorough and caring. I cannot speak too highly of Mr Abela and consider myself very fortunate to have been under his care. I recommend him without reservation or hesitation. Desmond Begley
I totally trusted Mr Christopher Abela, he put me at ease the first time I met him. He was extremely easy to talk to and he was very attentive. He also gave extremely good advice, in getting my wound to heal naturally. I would totally recommend him and it was a pleasure to have him as my Surgeon.
Mr Abela identified the problem with my hand immediately. He is easy to talk to and his warmth and friendliness go a long way to making the patient at ease.
Mr. Abela was very caring and fully understood the problem I had. He is professional and yet very approachable. He takes time to listen and offers very realistic advice and solutions. I found him also comfortable to talk to and you come away knowing that you are in great hands!