Mr Chris Wallace

Mr Chris Wallace

Plastic surgery

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Specialises in

  • Reconstructive surgery

About me

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 with Botox and 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 1200 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, swimming and travelling, and has a passion for collecting fountain pens.

Areas of interest

Basal cell carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma; melanoma; skin cancer; benign skin lesion; sentinel lymph node biopsy; lymphadenectomy; groin dissection; neck dissection; axillary dissection; facial reconstruction; head and neck reconstruction; ear reconstruction; nose reconstruction; microsurgery; Dupuytren's disease; carpal tunnel syndrome; ganglion; botulinum toxin; botox; dermal fillers; cosmetic surgery; breast augmentation; breast reduction; mastopexy; breast uplift; face lift; neck lift; midface lift; blepharoplasty; tummy tuck; abdominoplasty; breast enlargement; thigh lift; arm lift; rhinoplasty; nose job; chin implant; nonsurgical rhinoplasty; chin augmentation; skin graft; flap surgery.

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