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Make Your Lips Look Fuller Without Dermal Fillers

A lip flip is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to enhance the appearance of your lips. Through the strategic injection of neuromodulators, typically Botox, the muscles around your upper lip are relaxed, causing the lip to gently roll outward. This creates the illusion of fuller lips and a more defined lip border. Unlike dermal fillers, which add volume to the lips, a lip flip focuses on improving lip shape and contour.

Lip Flip Treats:

  • Gummy smiles
  • Fine lines around the mouth
  • Lack of upper lip definition
  • Uneven lip shape
  • Lip asymmetry
  • A downward-turned lip appearance

How Does The Lip Flip Work?

The lip flip works by injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin (Botox) into the orbicularis oris muscle surrounding the upper lip. This neurotoxin blocks the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contraction. By temporarily relaxing the muscles, the upper lip gently rolls outward, creating the appearance of increased lip volume and definition.

Unlike dermal fillers that add volume directly, the lip flip affects muscle movement, offering a subtle yet noticeable enhancement in lip appearance.

Benefits Of The Lip Flip:

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Quick treatment with minimal downtime
  • Subtle enhancement of lip appearance
  • Targets concerns like gummy smiles and fine lines
  • Results typically last 2 to 3 months
  • Can be combined with other cosmetic procedures for enhanced results

Lip Flip FAQs

How does a lip flip differ from lip fillers?

While both procedures aim to enhance lip appearance, they work in different ways. Lip fillers involve injecting hyaluronic acid or another filler substance directly into the lips to add volume and shape. In contrast, a lip flip primarily targets the muscles around the upper lip, temporarily relaxing them to create the illusion of fuller lips without adding volume.

Is a lip flip a painful procedure?

Most patients report minimal discomfort during a lip flip. Prior to the injections, a topical numbing cream or ice pack may be applied to the treatment area to minimize any discomfort. Additionally, the needles used for the injections are very fine, further reducing pain.

How long does a lip flip procedure take?

A lip flip typically takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. It is a quick and convenient treatment option that can often be performed during a lunch break or between appointments.

Are there any side effects associated with a lip flip?

While side effects are rare, some individuals may experience temporary bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection sites. These effects usually subside within a few days.

How soon will I see results after a lip flip?

You may start to notice subtle changes in your lip appearance within a few days of the procedure, but the full results become apparent within 1 to 2 weeks. As the botulinum toxin takes effect and the muscles relax, your lips will gradually appear fuller and more defined.

How long do the results of a lip flip last?

The results of a lip flip last between 2 to 3 months. Over time, the effects of the botulinum toxin wear off, and muscle movement returns to normal. To maintain your desired lip appearance, repeat treatments are usually recommended every few months.

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Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates is the premier dermatology and skin care clinic in the Mid-South. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care and achieving optimal results for our patients. With a commitment to continuous improvement, our injectors stay abreast of the latest developments in aesthetic medicine to ensure you always have access to the latest and safest techniques. Schedule your consultation to explore how a lip flip can enhance your lip appearance and boost your confidence.


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