Do you want to achieve fuller lips with one quick treatment? A ‘lip flip’ is a relatively new, non-surgical way to create a fuller upper lip with an injection of botulinum toxin A A, more commonly known as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin, into the upper lip to make it look larger.
Lip flips can particularly benefit people who feel their smiles expose too much of their gums. Following a lip flip, the upper lip elevates less, thereby exposing less gum.
How Does it Work?
A lip flip procedure doesn’t actually increase the size of the upper lip. Instead, it relaxes the muscle that helps form and shape the lips, encouraging the top lip to relax and ‘flip’ outward, creating the illusion of a fuller lip.
Lip Flip Compared to Dermal Fillers
Facial fillers are gels that a plastic surgeon injects to help diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. When injected into the lips, facial fillers can create definition and boost volume.
A lip flip is less invasive and less expensive than using dermal fillers to create a fuller-looking lip. However, the effects of the procedure last about two to three months, whereas results from dermal fillers last between six and 18 months. It can take up to a week to see results from a lip flip, while results from dermal fillers are immediately apparent and more pronounced.
Be sure to discuss the possible side effects of Botox with your provider.
After a lip flip, avoid exercising for the rest of the day and avoid sleeping facedown the first night. You may have a small bump or bruising at the injection site for a few hours.
Cosmetic Surgery at Muskegon Surgical Associates
If you’re considering a lip flip (or any cosmetic surgery), talk to one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at Muskegon Surgical Associates. Our experienced, skilled physicians will take the time to thoroughly discuss all your options with you and provide you with expert care, all in the comfort of our offices. Contact us or call (231) 739-1933 for a consultation or more information.
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