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Belkyra Treatment London

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

Belkyra, as you may know, is a wonderful treatment for those who are concerned about the appearance of a double chin.

The process is minimally invasive and yet produces long-term, profound change; all this from a treatment that has full FDA approval.


In this page, we will outline key details relating to Belkyra, answer the common questions and also talk a little about Paul Banwell, one of a small number of London practitioners who are able to administer this superb treatment option.

What is Belkyra Treatment

Belkyra is an injectable treatment that causes the rapid destruction of fat cells in the targeted area – this being the double chin – or submental fat.

The injections build upon the body’s natural processes, using a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid to break down the fat cells. Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in the body, specifically to aid in the destruction of dietary fat, as such it is using a process the body already undertakes, just in a different area to address double chin fat.

The formulation targets fat cells, leaving all other cells untouched and undamaged. The fat is destroyed and dispelled naturally over the coming weeks.

The process itself is quick and virtually pain-free – the injections causing at most mild discomfort. A localised numbing agent can be used. A patient will often need just 15 to 20 minutes at Paul Barnwell’s London clinic to undergo treatment.

It is usual to have a number of treatments to ensure optimal results, often this is between two and four treatments, these spread out roughly a month apart. Opting for a number of smaller treatments ensures the results are as desired and monitored closely.

Benefits of Belkyra

Belkyra is a truly wonderful treatment, it produces profound change but in a way that is minimally invasive.

The results are permanent, the fat cells destroyed and gone for good.

An obvious benefit is to appearance. A double chin, or submental fat, is not a feature we would choose to have and so a process that removes it makes a welcome physical change.

However, the benefits extend far beyond this. We all naturally like to look our best and elements of appearance with which we are unhappy can have a profound impact on our confidence and self-esteem.

Once the problem is rectified, it is possible that mental health is improved, this impacting on work, relationships and all aspects of life.

A further benefit is that it can boost motivation to have a procedure such as Belkyra. However hard we exercise, however good our diet, it is common for areas of localised fat to remain, and the chin is one such area. It can be demotivating to exercise and eat well and yet see no improvement.

Belkyra addresses this, it creates the change you seek and provides the motivation to then stay in shape.

Unlike full invasive surgery, there is no downtime to speak of, no need for time off work or putting activities on hold.

Instead, you can have a treatment, go about the rest of your day, and the fat will be expelled without issue over the coming weeks.

Suitability for Belkyra

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

This ensures that Belkyra will only ever be considered as a treatment where it is sure to be suitable.

Broadly speaking, it is likely to be suitable if you have a double chin, or fat in this area that you would like treated and are in overall good health. 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.

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

Belkyra 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 within a month in most instances.

The safety of Belkyra 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 Belkyra 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.

About London’s Harley Street

Paul Banwell has a clinic on London’s world-renowned Harley Street, the full address the Harley Street Hospital, 19 Harley Street, London, W1G 9QJ.

Located within minutes of Regents Park underground and Oxford Circus as well as Marylebone Station, the clinic is easy to find and just a short walk or inexpensive taxi journey.

The clinic is easy to reach – it is around a five-minute walk from Regents Park underground station and 10 minutes from Oxford Circus.

Harley Street is named after Thomas Harley, Lord Mayor of London in 1767, however it became established as a home of medical excellence from the 19th century.

Lionel Logue, the speech therapist who helped King George VI – and there basis of the film The King’s Speech – had a practice at 146 Harley Street, as did many other great names in medical disciplines.

Harley Street has also featured prominently in book and film, including Sense and Sensibility and many Agatha Christie novels.

Now that I have been ‘signed off’ I just want to thank you so much for all your care, expertise and advice. I am so happy with the result of my surgery; it has bought back a confidence which I had lost, and enabled me to wear clothes which previously wouldn’t have suited me. I will know where to come if I decide I need anything else improved!

Catriona S.

Just to say a BIG thank you to you and your team for all the wonderful help and support you have given me over the last 1 ½ years. You have given me back my confidence thank you.

Jan G.

From the welcome I got on my first visit to post-op consultations, the team were very friendly. Mr Banwell is undoubtedly the most professional and caring surgeon I could wish for. I have felt completely confident in his expertise, and am thrilled with the results. I would not hesitate – and indeed have – to recommend him to all my friends.

H F.

It is hard for me to find the right words to thank you enough for everything you have done for me.

I was extremely happy with the care I received; all the staff were polite, friendly and caring. I felt totally at ease and everything was very efficient.  I am very happy with the outcome and I would have no hesitation about recommending Mr Banwell. I fact I already have to 2 people! Thank you.

Gemma P.

The end result I have is amazing and completely natural.


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