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Dr. Chona Thomas

Senior Consultant

A veteran Plastic Surgeon with more than 4 decades of experience to his credit,Dr. Chona Thomas’s skills in aesthetic (cosmetic), reconstructive, dermatological and hand surgery are unparalleled. One of the most respected figures in the medical fraternity, he spearheaded the entire gamut of Plastic Surgery services in Oman for 32 years.

He was conferred the Citizenship of Oman and Civil Service Award, Order of Oman by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said, the Ruler of the Sultanate of Oman, in honour of his outstanding contribution to the development of medical services in the Middle East.
Dr. Chona Thomas attained expertise in various surgical sub-specialities from some of the finest institutes in the UK, USA, Australia, Italy, Switzerland and India. His areas of special interest include aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery and cleft surgery.


Training in Aesthetic Surgery (USA, Italy) | Training in Hand Surgery (Zurich, Switzerland) | Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery (Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Australia) | Advanced training in Plastic Surgery (Churchill Hospital, Oxford & Wexam Park Hospital, Slough, United Kingdom) | FACS in Plastic Surgery (American College of Surgeons, Illinois, USA) | FRCS (Edinburgh, United Kingdom) | MS in General Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Expertise & Experience

Dr. Chona Thomas is an expert in:

Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery:

Rhinoplasty (Nose Correction) | Blepharoplasty (Eye lid Reduction) | Rhytidectomy & Brow lift (Face Lift) |Mammoplasty - Breast Augmentation & Reduction | Breast lift & Eversion of Nipple | Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) | Liposuction (Fat Removal) | Body Contouring | Arm Reduction | Thigh Reduction | Labioplasty| Gynaecomastia (Male Breast Enlargement) | Fat Transfer | Soft Tissue Fillers | Botox

Reconstructive Surgery:

Repair Cleft Lip and Palate | Pharyngeoplasty | Alveolar Bone Grafting | Hypospadias Operations | Salivary Gland operations | Resurfacing Operations for Bedsores & Ulcers

Hand Surgery:

Acute Hand Injuries | Hand Deformities | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | DeQuervain’s Syndrome | Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dermatological Surgery:

Excision of Skin Tumors (Benign & Malignant) | Correction of Post Burn Deformity | Skin Grafting | Scar Revisions

Senior Consultant, Plastic Surgery, Aster – Al Raffah Hospital, Muscat, Oman

Regional Advisor (Middle East) to the Smile Train, an International Plastic Surgeon’s Charity organisation for global management of facial clefts, based out of the USA

Permanent Guest Surgeon of Operation Smile Mission, Norfolk, USA (active participant in the organisation’s programmes in Thailand, China and Egypt)

Medical Advisor to the Embassy of the USA, Muscat, Oman

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Head of Department of Plastic Surgery, Khoula Hospital (The Department attained recognition as a Center for Higher Surgical Training in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)

Department of Plastic Surgery, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK

Department of Plastic Surgery, Wexam Park Hospital, Slough, UK

Surgical Specialist & In-charge of the General Surgery Unit, Khoula Hospital, Oman

Junior Surgeon, American Mission Hospital, Muscat

Accolades & Awards:

Regional Editor of the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, USA

Guest Faculty of numerous International Plastic Surgery Conferences, including the 5th World Congress of Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies at Texas, USA

Published numerous articles in international peer reviewed journals

Authored chapters in textbooks


Distinguished Alumni Award - Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Bhiman Das Bilwani Oration Award- Association of Plastic Surgeons of India


Member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons

Member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Member of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India

Overseas Member of the Editorial Board of the Craniofacial Surgery

Oman’s National Representative for the International Plastic

Reconstructive,Aesthetic Surgery Association (IPRAS)

Member of the International Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery

Former President of the Association of Plastic Surgery Service, Oman

Former President of the GCC Plastic Surgeons Association

Former President of the Oman’s Plastic Surgery Society

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Arabic

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