Dr. Abela is a fully licensed Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgeon with over 25 years’ of highly specialised 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.
Dr. Abela 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 Abela has enjoyed 5 years of independent private practice, which is based in Chelsea. He currently splits his time between his private work, his young family and consulting for the NHS within the 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 (MDT) and the abdominal wall MDT. Chris also provides support for national services for patients with neurofibromatosis and general plastic surgery support to the post-massive weight loss.
Chris Abela 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.