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Mr Chris Wallace

Mr Christopher Wallace

Plastic surgery

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Mr Wallace was educated at Tonbridge School, Kent, before attending the University of Edinburgh Medical School from 1994. He qualified in 2000 with Bachelor Degrees in Medicine, Surgery, and in Science with Honours. He completed Basic Surgical Training in Edinburgh, and was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004.

Mr Wallace’s Plastic Surgery training began in Edinburgh and continued in Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. In 2005, he was competitively selected for Microsurgery Fellowship at the revered Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, where he was personally trained by the world-famous Plastic Surgeon, Professor Fu-Chan Wei, and achieved his Masters degree with medal. He returned to England in 2008 to complete Specialist Plastic Surgery training and gained Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Plastic Surgery in 2012. He undertook additional subspecialist fellowships covering complex reconstruction for face, head and neck, craniofacial aesthetics, and cosmetic surgery. In 2014, Mr Wallace was appointed Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, with an Honorary Consultant appointment at Torbay Hospital.

Mr Wallace offers the full breadth of modern cosmetic surgery, and has particular interests in cosmetic surgery of the breasts (breast augmentation, breast uplift, breast asymmetry correction, mastopexy, breast reduction, augmentation mastopexy, auto-augmentation mastopexy, revision breast augmentation, exchange/renewal of breast implants, capsulectomies, etc), body (tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, mini-abdominoplasty, fleur-de-lys abdominoplasty, arm lift/reduction, brachioplasty, thigh lift/reduction, liposuction) and face (facelift, midface lift, blepharoplasty, eyelid lift, browlift, necklift, rhinoplasty, nose job, pinnaplasty, prominent ears surgery, facial contouring, etc), including non-surgical aesthetic treatments such as hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

His main scope of practice in the NHS is complex facial and facial subunit reconstruction (eg. nose, ear, eyelids), complex head and neck reconstruction, microsurgery for free tissue transfer, skin cancer, sentinel lymph node biopsy and lymph node dissections, and management of hand and traumatic injuries.

Research Interests: Mr Wallace has published more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals, 15 book chapters in plastic surgery reference textbooks, and presented more than 60 times to Plastic Surgery Societies worldwide. Mr Wallace's published work has been cited more than 1400 times by the international plastic surgery literature.

Prizes: Mr Wallace has won nationally and internationally competed research prizes. In 2015, he and his coauthors won the "Best Craniofacial Paper" award from the "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" journal for their publication, "Botulinum Toxin to Improve Results in Cleft Lip Repair", a randomised controlled trial assessing the benefits of botulinum toxin on scar quality.

Quality Review: Mr Wallace serves on the Editorial Boards for the "Annals of Plastic Surgery", "International Microsurgery Journal" and "Frontiers in Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery", and is a trained quality control surgical reviewer for the world's largest cleft lip and palate charity, "Smile Train".

Personal interests: Mr Wallace devotes his time outside work to his wife and two young children. He enjoys drawing, the history of art, swimming and travelling, and has a passion for collecting fountain pens.

Areas of interest

basal cell carcinoma excision; squamous cell carcinoma excision; malignant melanoma excision; skin tag excision; benign mole excision; skin cancer excision; cyst removal; lipoma removal; removal of benign lesion; skin graft; skin local flap; ear lesion removal; face lesion removal; facial lesion removal; lip lesion excision; excision of malignant lesion of skin; excision lesion of ear pinna; split autograft of skin; skin graft; full thickness graft; full thickness skin graft; excision of lesion of skin; excision of lesion of subcutaneous tissue; S0602; S0603; S0604; S0605; S0632; S0633; S0642; S0643; S0651; S0652; S0653; S0654; S0655; S0656; S1500; S2002; S2220; S2500; S2502; S2503; S3500; S3622; S3624; D0132; D0210; D0610; D0630; F0200; F0420; C1010; C1210; C2220

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