Mr Christopher Abela
MA MB BChir (Cantab) Dip Aesth Surg FRCS (Plast)
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Speciality: Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
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 an NHS Consultant Plastic surgeon at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital. He 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’ independent private practice is based in Chelsea and Marylebone. He currently splits his time between his private work, his young family and consulting for the NHS both as a consultant hand and 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 Science Museum, Kensington 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.
Facial Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic and body contouring Surgery
Reconstructive and Paediatric plastic surgery
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Royal Society of Medicine
British Burns Association
General Medical Council
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
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