Lip flip results are subtle but profound. It is the perfect pick-me-up treatment for anyone wanting a small enhancement to their lips. A lip flip is a cost-effective way to lift the upper lip, and it’s a great way to test out a fuller pout before taking the plunge with lip filler.BOOK NOWBOOK CONSULTATION
We have more lip than is immediately visible. This is both good news and frustrating for anyone with a thin upper lip. What good is lip if the only thing seeing it is your teeth? This is where a lip flip comes to the rescue. By injecting a few units of a neuromodulator, like Botox or Dysport, along the border of the upper lip and Cupid’s bow, you can “flip” the lip outwards. Because the lip flips upward, more of it is visible, and you get to enjoy a fuller-looking pout.
A lip flip can treat a thin upper lip, but it is a great enhancement for medium-to-large lips as well. A lip flip is also used in the treatment of a gummy smile. By injecting a neuromodulator into the muscle responsible for a gummy smile, which can be done during a lip flip, the muscle relaxes, and less of your gums are visible when smiling and talking.
Some patients notice a difference in as little as four to fourteen days, with results lasting between 6 to 8 weeks. Typically, your doctor or nurse will determine the regularity with which you should receive treatment based on your results, as results vary from patient to patient.
You only need a few units of a neuromodulator, like Botox or Dysport, for a lip flip, which is why it is the cost-effective route for enhancing your pout. Most patients require 4-6 units.
Every procedure performed at Esthetics Center begins with a consultation with one of our skilled nurses to discuss your goals and concerns at length. We will also assess your medical history during this consultation to help choose the appropriate treatment and product. Before beginning any injections or other treatments, we will take before and after pictures to track your progress towards achieving your goals. You will be out the door and able to resume normal activities within 30-60 minutes with just a few instructions for aftercare.
Most patients find neuromodulator treatments quite tolerable. Firstly, we ice the treatment area to increase your comfort. Secondly, we use an ultra-fine needle (6mm) so that you hardly feel anything. And finally, the lip flip treatment is very quick, only 15 minutes at most. The procedure will be over before you know it.
Just about everyone is a good candidate for a lip flip. Although it is incredibly wonderful for people with a thin upper lip, it is also an excellent enhancement for anyone with a medium-to-large upper lip. The results are subtle and very natural-looking, giving any lips an extra pop.
A lip flip is a great compliment to lip filler as well. Allowing our experienced staff to assess your lips and treat them with a combination of lip filler and a lip flip gives you the most individualized treatment. A lip flip does not add volume to the upper lip; it only heightens it. This may be all you need or want, or you can add some filler to create shape and structure.
No, a lip flip will not make you look overdone. First, it is a subtle treatment that gives you natural-looking results. It is a small enhancement that does not add volume to the lips but rather maximizes what you already have. Secondly, all of our injectors at Esthetics Center are highly-skilled Registered Nurses or Physician Assistants to ensure that you get quality care and results.
Yes, a lip flip is safe. Both Botox and Dysport are FDA-cleared products. If you have any concerns, our experienced medical professionals assess your medical history extensively during the consultation; we welcome you to ask any and all questions that you have. Botox and Dysport treatments may not be right for you if you have had an allergic reaction to other botulinum toxin products, such as Myobloc or Xeomin, or if you have a skin infection at the desired injection site.
The most important thing to remember when undergoing any cosmetic or medical procedure is to choose a skilled, licensed provider. This will ensure that you receive the highest quality product, delivered in the safest possible way. Side effects from a lip flip are rare and usually temporary, typically only involving slight bruising at the injection site. Drinking out of a straw may also be difficult after this procedure.
Dr. Rice received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California where he also completed an internship in general surgery and specialty surgical training in Otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Dr. Rice went on to complete advanced training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Institute of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is double board-certified…LEARN MORE