What Is The Botox Lip Flip & How Does It Work?

Posted by Dr. Patrick Proffer on June 29, 2021

Do you feel like your upper lip disappears when you smile? Do you feel like your smile is all gums? Maybe your lips used to be full but lately, they seem less plump. 

Because aging impacts collagen production, your lips can begin to lose the fullness and elasticity that you’re used to. This can result in a thin smile and vertical lines. Even if you were born with full lips, you might see the shape fading over time. What’s more frustrating than losing one of your most prominent features?


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Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for thin, faded lips. Whether you were born with thinner lips or you’ve lost your fullness over time, there are a number of treatment options available designed to help you bring new life to your lips and enhance your natural beauty. The most popular option, Botox Lip Flip, also happens to be one of the safest available.

Everything You Need To Know About The Botox Lip Flip

What Is A Lip Flip?

The Lip Flip is a fast and easy procedure that takes just 30 minutes, leaving your lips looking full and soft. Botox injections around the lips relax those muscles, allowing the lip to roll slightly outward. This reveals more of the lip surface, making them look larger. 

Botox is the biggest injectable on the market—and by far the safest. It’s FDA approved, delivers noticeable results in as little as 24 hours, and has been reviewed in over 700 clinical studies. If you have a gummy smile, a Botox treatment can relax your upper lip and allow it to rest just above the tops of your teeth, covering your gums. It also plumps up existing lip tissue for extra volume.

How Does It Work?

Botox contains botulinum toxins, naturally occurring neurotoxins that temporarily paralyze specific muscles to visibly minimize signs of aging. It’s most commonly used to remove forehead lines, crows feet, and lines around the mouth. However, the same proven technology works wonders on your lips.

With a Botox Lip Flip, an experienced esthetician or plastic surgeon will make several strategically placed injections along the upper rim of the mouth. This only takes a few minutes and is virtually painless. You’ll see full results in several days and the results last a few months. It’s a great, subtle, temporary solution to thin lips.

As an extra benefit, the relaxing nature of Botox also helps with vertical lines around your mouth. It can make you look years younger in hours.

How Is Botox Lip Flip Different From Lip Fillers?

A lip filler actually inserts substances in your lips to increase size or modify the shape. While this treatment is generally safe, it can also have some unpleasant side effects. It lasts six to eight months.

The Lip Flip, on the other hand, simply relaxes your lip muscles to allow more surface area to show. It creates a pouty look and helps to keep that top lip from disappearing when you smile. Whether you choose a lip filler or a flip is dependent on how dramatic and how you want the change to be. 

A Lip Flip is a simple injection of botox, which simply comes with temporary numbness and very slight swelling. Lip fillers will last much longer than Botox, but for some, the savings and less invasive nature of Botox is a better option.

Are You A Good Candidate For Lip Flip?

Some of us were lucky to have been born with Angelina Jolie lips, and some of us weren’t. With the advances in beauty technology, you don’t have to live with naturally thin lips!

Whatever the cause, anyone with lips that are thinner than they would like is a good candidate, both men and women. However, you should not get Botox if:

  • You are allergic to any ingredient in Botox or another botulinum toxin product.
  • You have a skin infection at the planned site of injection.
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have a muscle or nerve condition such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or myasthenia gravis.
  • You have a severe illness or infection.

Get Kissable Lips in Just 30 Minutes

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Aging can do a number on your self-confidence, and this is especially the case if a loss of collagen leaves you with thinning lips. But with the Botox Lip Flip, you can get lips as full and luscious as Kyle Jenner!

Dr. Paul Proffer and his team of experts are here to help you achieve your most kissable lips. Schedule your Botox treatment today. With the most sophisticated facility in the area, there’s no better choice than Proffer Surgical.


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