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Mr Christopher B Abela

Consultant Facial Plastic Surgeon

MA MB BChir Dip Aesth Surg FRCS (Plast)


Plastic Surgery

Special Interests

Skin surgery, Paediatric surgery, Facial plastic surgery, Post partum abdominal wall reconstruction.


English, Maltese

NHS Base

Chelsea and Westminster


The Consulting Suite
212 Great Portland Street



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 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. He currently splits his time between his private work, his young family and consulting for the NHS both as a consultant 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. Chris also provides support for national services for patients with neurofibromatosis and general plastic surgery support to the post massive weight loss and complex abdominal wall multidisciplinary teams, with his particular area of interest being post-partum abdominal wall insufficiency.


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.

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