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Belkyra Treatment Brighton

Belkyra treatment is available in Brighton through award-winning consultant plastic and cosmetic surgeon Paul Banwell.

The treatment, as you may well know, is a breakthrough in treating the appearance of a double chin. It is a form of localised fat removal that has been developed for one specific process – double chin fat.

Belkrya is fully FDA approved and loved by those who have undergone a course of treatment. It is also relatively exclusive, in the UK there are only a small number of those with approval to administer this treatment, Paul Banwell is one such expert.


There are other options for treating double chin – submental fat – available and these would be discussed at consultation. However, this page is about Belkrya for those in Brighton, it provides key information, answers the common questions and also talks a little about Paul Banwell and how he stands apart from the other leading cosmetic surgeons in Sussex.

What is Belkrya Treatment

Belkrya is an injectable that leads to the rapid destruction of fat cells. There are other treatments that also use injections to destroy localised fat cells, but Belkrya is the leading option for double chin – or submental fat.

Indeed, so specialised is Belkrya that it is only used for the treatment of double chins. However, if you have localised fat pockets in other areas please do contact us as there are many other suitable treatments for other parts of the body.

Belkrya works using processes that already occur in the body, taking a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid to break down the fat cells.

Deoxycholic acid occurs in the body and is used naturally in the destruction of dietary fat, it is therefore a substance the body embraces, using it naturally in the fat-fighting process. The beauty of the Belkrya treatment is that it uses a process the body uses already, but simply transfers this to another area.

The injections target just the fat cells, with all other cells unaffected. The fat is naturally destroyed over time and then dispelled from the body over the coming weeks. The process is happening without you even being aware of it – bar the improvement to appearance.

The treatment is quick and pain-free, bar some mild, short-term discomfort from the injections. A localised numbing cream can be used if desired, but any pain should be very short-lived.

Typically, the procedure takes just 15 to 20 minutes at Paul Banwell’s Brighton clinic.

Most clients will have a number of treatments, typically up to four, to ensure the final results are precisely as desired. The treatments would be spread roughly a month apart.

Belkrya Benefits

Belkrya is a wonderful treatment because it is designed to do just one thing, and does this superbly well. It removes the fat that causes a double chin in a very controlled way, ensuring results are precisely as required.

It is also a treatment that only a small number of experts can administer so you know that if you are having Belkrya injections they will be from someone who has the requisite knowledge of facial anatomy. Unlike some aesthetic treatments, this is not an option almost anyone can administer at a back street or poor quality clinic. Quality is assured.

The obvious benefit is appearance, the double chin gone.

However, this can also have a huge boost on mental health and self esteem. Any physical flaw can impact our confidence and sense of self, this is especially true when it is a feature such as a double chin.

Of course, much depends on how much impact the double chin has on the prospective patient. If they are wholly unconcerned about its appearance then treatment would be of less benefit than to someone for whom it causes distress.

One of the wonderful aspects of administering treatment can be seeing how it helps to make people feel so much happier, they become a more confident, outgoing version of themselves. So much of their life can be enhanced through one quick procedure – work life, family and friendships.

Unlike full invasive surgery, there is no downtime to speak of, no need for time off work or putting activities on hold. You can have a treatment and then go about the rest of your day – whether this is work in Brighton or something a bit more exciting.

Suitability for Belkrya

Belkrya can only be administered by medical professionals who have specific accreditation, and a full, detailed consultation would always be held first.

For those who have submental fat they wish treated and are in generally good health, Belkrya is likely to be a suitable treatment.

It is worth noting that in common with other options for treating localised pockets of fat (such as LIPOCel, Aqualyx and fat freezing) this is not a treatment for overall weight loss.

Belkrya has full FDA approval and is considered safe, with any side effects typically extremely mild.

Belkrya Side Effects

As with any treatment, there are some side effects, but these are typically extremely mild and do not impact activities.

The most common mild side effects are:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Hardness around the treatment area.

Less common side effects include

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Nerve injury to the marginal mandibular nerve that can cause an uneven smile.

It is worth noting that these rare side effects resolve inside a month in most instances.

The safety of Belkrya is demonstrated by the fact it has been the focus of a global clinical development program, involving more than 20 clinical trials and 2,600 patients globally.

Availability of Belkrya Double Chin Treatment

Paul Banwell, a leading cosmetic surgeon who has been named in The Uk’s Top 100 Doctors by The Times, is one of a select band of UK experts who can administer this revolutionary treatment.

If you would like further information or a consultation to ascertain suitability, please contact us.

Please call 01342 330302 or use our Contact Form.

About Paul Banwell

Paul Banwell is an award-winning, internationally trained cosmetic surgeon with more than a decade’s experience.


Paul is a member of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.


You might also have seen Paul on TV or other media outlets – a pioneer and leading voice in the field of cosmetic surgery he is demand by major publishers and TV networks.

Mr Banwell explained the details of my procedures in a professional and sensitive manner. He took the time to put me at ease and answer all my questions in a way that I could understand. Each step of my treatment from the initial consultation through to its conclusion was supported by professional who with their support enables me to have an extremely smooth journey through my procedures. For the first time in my adult life I am happy in my own skin. I would recommend Mr Banwell to anyone who has been thinking of cosmetic surgery in a heartbeat. Through his skill and understanding of the female body, he carries out his profession with the utmost care and consideration.

Susan G.

I cannot thank you enough for the assiduous care and attention that you so generously gave to me before, during and after surgery. The level of detailed information you gave to me, your patience in answering my myriad questions and your generosity of spirit, ensured the whole experience was not in the least daunting. The outcome has been well beyond my expectations and I am unreservedly delighted with the outcome. Thank you so much for all your genuine and enjoyable exchanges.

Bridget R.

I am so happy with what Mr Banwell has done for me. It is clear that I was very well advised by Mr Banwell which type of implant would be best for me, as the end result I have is amazing and is completely natural. Also the care I received at the hospital was very pleasant, I actually enjoyed my stay there, and the procedure was pain free. From the overall experience I have had I would gladly recommend Mr Banwell to anyone.

Claire T.

I would have no hesitation recommending Mr Banwell.

During the time I have been in the care of Paul and the team I have been treated extremely well and very professionally, I could not have asked for better care. Paul was extremely caring and considerate throughout this time and has put me at ease during any procedures that I have had carried out. I trust his judgement completely and recommended Paul to a close family member who had a similar problem.

Frances W.

It is hard for me to find the right words to thank you enough for everything you have done for me. I am sure that my speedy recovery is the result of the amazing job you have done. You are such a remarkable man and a great surgeon. Thank you for everything.

Jesma D.


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