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 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!
My first treatment was in December 2015 prior to the operation everything was explained in detail and I was very relaxed. My follow up check was in March when I was seen speedily with no waiting.The surgery being successful. The final consultation was January 2017 and again was invited to contact the Dr if any concerns I was delighted with the whole procedure and the results of reconstruction. You are in safe hands
The care under Mr Abela and his team has been excellent from start to finish. From the initial consultation, through to and during surgery, post surgery and up to being discharged in September 2016. In addition to top care and expertise, I was very impressed with the efficient and friendly service not only by Chris but all staff involved. Thank you very much and I definitely highly recommend him and his team. Wishing you the best of luck for the future.