A lip flip is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve a fuller upper lip without dermal filler. It is done in the doctors’ office within 10 to 20 minutes and involves injecting small amounts of Botox into the cupid brow at the middle of the upper lip and the corners of the mouth.
The injections temporarily relax the facial muscles around the lip, which causes the part of the lip that is inside the mouth to flip outward, giving the lip a plumper appearance.
Am I a suitable candidate for a lip flip?
People who can benefit from this procedure are those who:
- Want to achieve fuller lips without the use of dermal filler.
- Have thin lips that almost do not appear when they smile.
- Want to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile.
How long does the effect of this procedure last?
The effect of this procedure lasts for 2 to 3 months. So, if you are looking for a treatment that lasts longer, lip fillers may be a better option for you.
What is the difference between lip flip and lip filler?
Although the result of these two procedures may seem similar, they differ in the way they work and how long they last.
Lip flips create an effect that makes the lips appear fuller while lip fillers actually make them plumber.
In lip filler, the specialist injects the lips with hyaluronic acid to add volume to the lips and give them a hydrated appearance. On the other hand, lip flips use Botox around the upper lip, so it turns upward, giving it a fuller appearance without increasing its volume.
How is the lip flip done?
You should avoid alcohol and blood thinners like aspirin for 3 to 4 days before the procedure.
During the procedure, the doctor will inject Botox into the center and corners of your upper lip. The procedure takes about 10 minutes without using anesthesia, and you can resume your daily activities right after the treatment.
You will start to see the result within few days following the procedure, and improvement will continue for several days after that. The full effect of the lip flip will be clear about two weeks after the procedure.
How much does a lip flip cost?
The cost of this procedure differs from patient to patient depending on the amount of Botox that needs to be injected. At Novomed, our specialists will be able to help you choose the procedure that suits your cosmetic goals.