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Botox Lip Flip: the FAQs

Full lips to illustrate Botox lip flip

Do you want your lips to be a perfect 10? Try a Botox Lip Flip! Not only is the name fun, but the results are, too! And the procedure is quick, economical, and safe!

If you’re reading this, we’re guessing that you haven’t been satisfied with your gummy smile and want a luscious full one! So, here are some answers to your questions about Botox lip flip.

What is a Botox Lip Flip?

The lip flip is a Botox treatment that relaxes the top lip and “flips” it out, which makes your smile look less gummy. It’s a very low-invasive approach to creating the illusion of fuller lips, since it boosts your natural lip shape without adding tons of extra volume.

How Long Does Lip Flip Take?

This quick, in-office cosmetic procedure only takes about 10 to 20 minutes. Your practitioner simply injects Botox into your Cupid’s bow (the middle of your upper lip) and the corners of your mouth.

How Does Botox Lip Flip work?

The small amount of Botox injected temporarily relaxes the muscles around your lip, causing the part of your upper lip that’s inside your mouth to “flip” up and out.

Is Lip Flip a Filler Treatment?

A lip flip is not a filler treatment. A Botox lip flip subtly makes your lips look fuller, while a filler physically makes them fuller. The lip flip relaxes a set of muscles. The dermal filler fills your lips with substances like hyaluronic acid.

Is the Procedure Costly?

There’s more good news! Very few units of Botox are used for a lip flip, so it’s much more cost-effective than dermal fillers.

What About Recovery, Results, and Risks?

Recovery: Lip flips require no recovery time. You can get back to work or play as soon as you like.

Results: These will show up within a few days and continue to improve for several more days. You’ll see the full effect approximately 10 to 14 days after the procedure. Results last around 2 to 3 months. To maintain these results, you’ll need additional Botox injections.

(If you’re looking for something more permanent, Botox injectables last around a year.)

Risks: Lip flips are considered a safe, low-risk procedure. Minor bruising or swelling may occur at the injection site.

If too much Botox is injected, it may cause your lips to relax too much and make it hard to close them. The effect is similar to what happens when a dentist numbs your mouth. You could have:

  • difficulty forming certain words
  • drooling
  • the inability to spit or whistle
  • one side of your mouth drooping (similar to the appearance of a stroke)
  • trouble keeping fluids in your mouth after drinking

That’s why it’s essential you find a trained provider who has experience performing Botox lip flips.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Botox Lip Flip?

Is Botox lip flipping worth it? People who get the best results from a lip flip:

  • Want to achieve fuller lips without a dermal filler
  • Don’t want their upper lip to “disappear” when they smile
  • Don’t like how much of their gums show when they smile
  • Are happy with a procedure that lasts 8-12 weeks.

Does that sound like you?

Contact us for an appointment today to discuss how to get you that perfect 10!

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