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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
- Reconstructive 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 was educated at Cambridge University and has the fellowship in Plastic Surgery (FRCS) from the Royal College of Surgeons.
He has a higher degree in cosmetic surgery. He is on the General Medical Council’s specialist register for plastic surgery and extensive training has allowed him membership of The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, the Royal Society of Medicine, The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Currently, Chris has his own private practice in Central, West and South West London and splits his time between his family, his private work and working for the NHS in the Craniofacial unit at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.He is part of the skin cancer and abdominal wall multidisciplinary teams. He has assisted with charity cases through ‘facing the world’ including coordinating the multidisciplinary team that separated conjoint twins –
Rital and Ritag.
His research is in measuring clinical outcomes with the aim of improving the patient experience and results of surgery.
Areas of interest
Cosmetic surgery; facial plastic surgery; congenital moles; skin lesions; skin bumps; skin cancer; paediatric reconstructive plastic surgery; adult reconstructive plastic surgery; facial swelling, malignant melanoma; MOHs reconstruction, basal cell carcinoma removal; squamous cell carcinoma removal; pinnaplasty; abdominoplasty; tummy tuck; blepharoplasty; face lift; body contouring surgery after massive weight loss; abdominal wall reconstruction after pregnancy; BOTOX; keloid scars; facial injury; scar correction; plagiocephaly; skin grafts; flaps
- Kayleigh Spittles
- Medserv Ground Floor Rockwood House 9-17 Perrymount Road West Sussex RH16 3DU
- 020 3651 0547
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Anaesthetists worked with
Mr Chris Abela has worked with Dr James Galton at the following hospitals:
- Chelsea & Westminster Hospital (1-5)
Mr Chris Abela has worked with Dr Hanif Meeran at the following hospitals:
- Parkside Hospital (1-5)
Mr Chris Abela has worked with Dr Rebecca-Lea Smith at the following hospitals:
- Lister Hospital (1-5)
- Patient review site: https://www.iwantgreatcare.org/doctors/mr-christopher-abela
- Personal site: http://www.chrisabela.co.uk
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Craniofacial and Plastic Surgeon
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
• NF1 – Measuring clinical outcomes
• Variation in 3D facial Morphology – ‘Me in 3D’. Data from Kensington Science Museum.
• GCOS: A craniofacial outcome score
Ideally, I would like to continue the innovation within plastic surgery and recent success in obtaining a 3D camera will help in this vain.
My proudest moment has been the coordination of separation of craniopagus twins, which was undertaken through the charity ‘facing the world’. I have been a volunteer for this charity since 2007 and look forward to my continued involvement where possible.
Clement SC, Schoot RA, Slater O, Chisolm JC, Abela C et al. Endocrine disorders among long-term survivors of childhood head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma. Eur J Cancer 54:1-10 (Feb 2016).
Marshall RC, Abela C, Eccles S. Painful exostosis of the external occipital protuberance. JPRAS 68(11) e174-6. Nov 2015.
Schoot RA, Slater O, Ronckers CM, Zweinderman AH et al. Adverse events of local treatment in long-term head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma survivors after external beam radiotherapy or AMORE treatment. Eur J Cancer 51(11): 1424-34. July 2015.
Breakey W, Abela C, Evans R, Jeelani O, Britto J, Hayward R, Dunaway D. Hypertelorism correction with facial bipartician and box osteotomy: does soft tissue translation correlate with bony movement. J Craniofac Surgery 26(1) 196-200 (Jan 2015).
Abela C, Hartmann CE, De Leo A, de Sicca Chapman A, Dhah H, Jawad M, Bunker CB, Williams GJ, Leon-Villapolos J. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) - The Chelsea Westminster Hospital Wound Management Algorithm. JPRAS 67(8): 1026-32. August (2014).
Britto JA, Greig A, Abela CB, Hearst D, Dunaway D, Evans R. Frontofacial surgery in children and adolescents: Techniques, indications and results. Seminars in plastic surgery. (2014) 28(3): 121-9.
Greig A, Britto JA, Abela CB, Witherow H, Richards R, Evans D, Jeelani NUO, Hayward RD, Dunaway D. Correcting the typical Apert face. Combining bipartition with Monobloc Distraction. PRS Feb 2013 131(2) 219e-30e.
Abela CB, Stevens T, Reddy M, Soldin M. A multidisciplinary approach to post-bariatric plastic surgery. International Journal of Surgery (2011); 9(1) , 29-35.
Courses offered to GPs
I offer talks to GP practices through any of the hospitals that i work in.
View photos of my work
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View videos on youtube
- Parkside Hospital Video - Who am I?
- Parkside Hospital Video - Considering plastic Surgery?
- Parkside Hospital Video - Common cosmetic and non-cosmetic procedures
- Parkside Hospital Video - Non-surgical and surgical options for a youthful appearance
- Skin Care Network - Facial injuries in children
- Skin Care Network -
- Skin Care Network - Skin cancer
- Skin Care Network - Scar Management
- FRCS (Plast) Royal College of Surgeons of Englans 2012
- Diploma in Aesthetic Surgery Queen Mary's University of London 2008
- Fellowship Great Ormond Street Hospital 2012
- Fellowship HCA Wellington Hospital, London 2014
Reference number 4673028
Details of entry to specialist register
- FRCS (Plast), 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Royal Society of Medicine - Fellow
Royal College of Surgeons - Fellow
BAPRAS - Full Member
BAAPS - Full Member
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