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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.

I have been treated by Mr Banwell for excision of a nasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and approximately 20 forehead solar keratoses by Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). During this period I have received outstanding care and attention. He and his team are very friendly and efficient. His surgical skills are exceptional.

I am totally content with the outcome of the surgery and treatment of my conditions and would wholly recommend him and his team to others. In fact, I already have!

John H.

Dear Mr Banwell I am writing to thank you, Kim and the rest of the lovely staff at the McIndoe. I was very nervous when I first met you, about having surgery but realised that it was a necessary evil. I need not have been worried, as from our initial consultation to surgery to full recovery, you have all been amazing.  You have changed my life – for the first time ever I have had some photos taken of me and my children. I stand taller and feel so much happier with life. I have even started my own business. I never realised that it would have had such a profound effect – and it didn’t hurt!! Thank you again.  I wish you and your team lots of health, luck and happiness.

Pamela C.

I was very happy with the care during the surgery and the team were friendly and efficient.  I was very happy with the outcome of the surgery and I would recommend Mr Banwell to others.

Rita C.

My expectations were fully met when I went to see Mr Banwell for the first time and he went through very carefully what he would be doing and giving me a realistic prognosis which was what I wanted. He came over as a very thorough and caring person. The skin graft was a complete success and although quite a large area, it is exceptionally neat and gives me no concern. On two further occasions I noticed lumps in other areas, and on getting in touch, appointments were made and Paul removed them immediately, once again very neatly. The after care is also extremely important to me and I have never been disappointed. Luckily I don’t know anybody going through the same thing as me but I would have no reservations in telling them to go and see Paul, as his thoughtfulness and care and attention throughout is excellent, he treats you as an individual. I would also say that I consider him now to be a friend as well as a surgeon. Whenever I am on the phone making future appointments his staff are always friendly, helpful, cheerful and willing to chat, but if you need any reassurance at any time they’re there for you.

Nicky S.

After the first consultation I felt I was in some of the best hands. I expected to feel more confidence in myself ? this was met and exceeded! I didn?t expect the scars to be so neat and small I am very pleased with them. It was a great experience; there was always someone to contact/speak to with questions and they were all supportive. You will not be disappointed.

Kirstie W.

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.


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