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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.

I thought the team were helpful and efficient because they helped me to schedule my appointments around my working hours. They were always at hand to discuss any questions I had with a friendly and professional manor. Mr Banwell was amazing. He was totally honest and helped me decide which type of breast implant and procedure to have. We talked through my torrent of questions and concerns with ease. He asked me how I wanted my breast to look and I said I wanted them as natural as possible and that is exactly what I got. My new breasts have certainly made me feel more confident with ym body. I previously felt inadequate in the breast area and now I can?t stop smiling! I am so pleased with the outcome I only wish I?d done it sooner. The operation certainly wasn?t as scary as I thought it would be and I was looked after with the utmost care.

Samantha S.

I was very happy with the care I got from Mr Banwell, his team and the staff at the McIndoe Surgical Centre. Mr Banwell and his team were extremely friendly and quick to meet my needs at all times. The team were very professional and always made me feel at ease and welcome at all my consultations and throughout my stay at the surgical centre. The outcome of my surgery is amazing! I am extremely happy with the results I got; it turned out better than I thought. The surgery has really helped my confidence and way of life and I am very grateful for that. Mr Banwell is a fantastic surgeon with a very friendly and professional approach, which is wonderful. I would definitely, without hesitation, recommend Mr Banwell and his team to others considering cosmetic surgery.

Hannah G.

I had my brachioplasty in May and the surgery was very successful. The cosmetic appearance was quickly noticeable, with no complications arising from the procedure. I would certainly recommend Mr Paul Banwell and his team to all my friends, as they were extremely helpful and friendly.

Diana H.

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.

Mr Banwell gave all the facts about the operations (positives and negatives). The results and thorough aftercare exceeded my expectations. You can feel confident to put your trust in Mr Banwell’s professional and thorough approach to doing what is right for you. I was very happy with the whole experience. Thank you!

Paula G.

The consultation was conducted quickly, professionally but Mr Banwell also made me feel as if any question I may have wouldn’t not be too small or insignificant for him to take the time to answer. He left me feeling fully informed with both the pros and cons of any form of elective surgery but also that my worries were normal and that he would be able to assist me with my desired outcomes. His team were caring and professional making me feel that they were actually interested and were able to accommodate my dates when making the initial consultation booking. Prompt returning of calls, flexibility in booking of appointments friendliness, informative, caring and professional from the initial telephone call, the surgery, follow up appointments right through to my final appointment made me feel that my care, personal views and worries were important to them at all times. You can trust him to always be honest with you about the possible problems and outcomes. Overall experience with Mr Banwell and his team? Amazing! I just wish I’d not waited so many years to have this procedure done; I have my life back and it’s amazing to be able to walk into any shop and buy clothes that fit in my actual size and not 5 dress sizes larger just to fit my bust in. With the Upper Blepharoplasty everyone in my family says that I now look so much brighter and not tired, others I meet just tell me I look really great and ask if I’ve just had a holiday. Mr Banwell Thank You for all that you did for me.

Anne G.


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