What is a Lip Flip?


Lip Flip Surgery is a safe and effective solution for creating fuller lips at an affordable cost, without adverse side effects or risk.

Neurotoxins relax the orbicularis symbiont muscle, “flipping” up the top lip for an enhanced kissable smile in minutes.

What is a lip flip?

Lip flips offer an effective alternative to dermal fillers for subtle lip enhancement. A lip flip involves injecting botulinum toxin (such as Botox, Dysport, or Jeuveau) directly into your orbicularis oris muscle in your upper lip and making it inactive; as a result, lips relax more naturally and “flip upward,” creating fuller lips without creating more noticeable effects than fillers do. Lip flips may be particularly suitable for people with naturally thin lips but prefer not to have more dramatic filler effects.

The procedure takes less than 2 minutes and does not involve surgery, making this an excellent alternative for those not willing to undergo more invasive methods like lip lifts. Injections tend to be relatively painless, although some patients may feel an occasional sting or pinch during injection. Most patients don’t seem too concerned by this option either!

Just after treatment, most people can return to their regular activities immediately. While you may experience some mild bruising at injection sites, this should quickly fade within two or three days. Smoking increases your likelihood of bruising; for best results, it is also recommended to limit drinking alcohol and taking aspirin before your appointment, as these medications thin the blood and make healing more challenging.

Lip flips can help treat gummy smiles by helping to minimize their visibility when smiling. They may be done alone or combined with lip fillers for maximum effect.

Lip augmentation offers many advantages, from creating a natural-looking and refreshed appearance to being much less costly than dermal fillers; only a few units of neuromodulators (such as Botox) need to be administered to get your desired results.

Considering a lip flip? Before committing, it is wise to investigate your options and understand how the procedure works. Speaking to a board-certified plastic surgeon can be especially beneficial in identifying solutions tailored specifically for you and considering its emotional effects, as changing your appearance can take time to adjust.

What is a lip filler?

Lip flips are cosmetic procedures utilizing Botox to give the impression of fuller upper lips. While both treatments utilize neuromodulators like dermal fillers to add volume, lip flips differ by using botulinum toxin to relax muscles and “flip” up or “flip-up” the upper lips upward.

At each treatment session, your injection specialist will administer a small injection of Botox into the corners and center of your upper lip to relax muscle movement and create fuller lips by relaxing them up and outward, making a fuller appearance. The procedure is non-invasive, painless, and takes no more than 20 minutes.

Lip flips can be ideal for individuals with thin upper lips or who wish to widen their smile. Additionally, this treatment option may benefit those whose upper lips tend to retract when smiling, revealing more gums or teeth than usual. In contrast to fillers, lip flips provide an alternative approach that avoids overdone lips or causes less bruising at injection sites.

To perform a lip flip, your healthcare provider will administer a topical anesthetic or a nerve block injection to numb the area. After treatment is over, your lips may become slightly swollen and sensitive for up to 24 hours afterward; to help reduce swelling, you can use an ice pack on them for up to 10 minutes later or avoid pressing directly against the injection site, such as touching them or drinking from straws.

Lip flips can be a great alternative to lip fillers, but a qualified healthcare provider must be chosen. A skilled provider will know which areas need injection while using minimal product. This ensures a natural-looking result lasting three months or longer.

What is a lip injection?

Lip pinning is a nonsurgical technique using Botox to achieve fuller lips without surgery or injections, creating more natural-looking enhancements than dermal fillers. Results typically appear within three months and last up to one year or more.

Botulinum toxin will be injected using a fine needle into the corners and edges of your lips by your doctor to inhibit specific muscles in these areas from firing, thus “flipping” your upper lip upward slightly and giving an impression that makes smiling appear fuller.

Treatment usually lasts less than one minute, and you may experience swelling, sensitivity, or bruising; these should diminish within 24 hours. If any issues arise regarding recovery, please speak with your healthcare provider immediately.

Before getting a lip flip procedure done, inform your physician of any preexisting health conditions or allergies, especially cow milk allergies, as some brands of botulinum toxin contain albumin from cow milk as an ingredient. Also, avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, or taking aspirin before the procedure, as these substances may interfere with healing time and increase your risk of bruising or bleeding at injection sites.

If you’re considering lip flip surgery, you must find a licensed healthcare provider with experience. They should be able to explain how the process works, address any questions, or voice any concerns that come up during treatment. In addition, your healthcare provider should conduct an examination that includes taking an extensive medical history and gathering details about any medications you currently take, including over-the-counter drugs.

Lip flips are an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment among those who don’t wish to add volume through fillers yet still want an improvement in their appearance. Although not suitable for everyone, lip flipping may result in puffy upper lips or alter your kissing or drinking ability through straws. Also, since the effect doesn’t last as long, lip flips should only be considered by those looking for subtle changes to their looks.

What is lip augmentation?

Lip flipping is a non-invasive treatment designed to create the appearance of fuller lips without using filler, making them appear fuller without injection. This technique is beneficial for those with thin upper lips or gummy smiles looking to increase the prominence of their lips without increasing costs through fillers. Additionally, this technique offers more cost-effective results than fillers alone.

As part of the procedure, your provider will inject Botox, Dysport, or Jeuveau into the muscle that shapes the upper lip to relax and “flip outward,” creating the illusion of fuller and poutier lips. A lip flip is a non-invasive process typically takes less than two minutes.

Selecting an experienced healthcare professional for a lip flip procedure can prevent side effects like swelling, pain, and bruising. Research providers on their experience using dermal fillers or cosmetic treatments before choosing them as your provider for this crucial cosmetic surgery procedure.

Before your procedure, your provider will apply a topical anesthetic to numb your lips and possibly use nerve block injections to block pain and reduce sensitivity in the area. Furthermore, alcohol or smoking before this treatment could thin your blood, potentially increasing the risk of bruising and bleeding around the injection sites.

Once the injections are completed, your healthcare professional will clean and apply an ice pack to soothe discomfort and swelling at each injection site. After your procedure, you can return home shortly afterward; remember not to put pressure on your lips (touching, kissing, or sipping from a straw until swelling has subsided) to reduce bruising and discomfort.

Although complications from botulinum toxin injection are relatively uncommon, some patients may develop an allergic reaction or botulism due to treatment. If an allergy exists, immediate medical assistance should be sought immediately; for those without allergies but still experiencing effects afterward (like numbness, dry lips, or sagging skin in treated areas) can last a week or less before subsiding.