An alternative to volumizing your lips with fillers is a subtle cosmetic procedure known as the "lip flip". This treatment involves the use of Botox injections to enhance the appearance of your lips and create a desirable pout.
Determining whether you are a viable candidate for a lip flip procedure involves being assessed by a qualified injector. If you experience smoker’s lines or desire a larger appearing lip when smiling, the lip flip may be a suitable option for you. However, it is essential to keep in mind that it may not be appropriate for those with an already full lip or a short distance between the nose and the lip. Nurse Injector, Heidi Brancato, emphasizes the importance of assessment to determine candidacy. Brancato recommends avoiding the procedure for individuals with thin, flat lips. On a positive note, those with upper lip loss while smiling may find it particularly beneficial. Additionally, the use of neurotoxin can be employed to correct asymmetry on one side of the mouth.
Frequently Asked Questions about our Lip Flip Treatments
What is a lip flip?
If you are looking to enhance the appearance of your lips without increasing their volume, the lip flip is an excellent option. A lip flip treatment involves Botox injections that can provide you with a pouty look. This procedure yields a more subtle outcome than lip fillers, making it an ideal choice for those who prefer a natural-looking result. It is essential to ensure precision while targeting the precise areas of the lip muscles, which demands the expertise of a professional and highly credible cosmetic injector, such as Nurse Heidi Brancato. Our article provides comprehensive details about lip flips, including answers to frequently asked questions. Please read on to make an informed decision before opting for the procedure.
Q & A
The Lip Flip procedure is a non-surgical option for those who want to enhance their lips without using fillers. The process involves injecting a small amount of Botox or a similar neurotoxin into the lip muscle. This results in a gentle lifting and flipping of the top lip, creating a fuller and more pillowy appearance. This technique has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly among those who want a more natural enhancement. When performed by a highly skilled plastic surgeon, the procedure is minimally painful and requires no downtime. By choosing a lip flip, patients can achieve the desired results without having to undergo a more invasive surgical procedure.
When receiving a lip flip treatment, it is important to anticipate modest results in the days after receiving the treatment. After injecting Botox™ into the orbicularis oris muscle in your upper lip border, it can take a few days for the muscle to relax, revealing the effects of the treatment.
While there could be small bumps or slight pain in the injection area, this is temporary, as the needle is quite small and bruising, if it occurs, is minimal. However, we suggest refraining from any strenuous activity or exercise, as well as sleeping with your face down, for at least 24 hours post-treatment. It is also important to be gentle with your lips and avoid heavy puckering, as well as not picking at or pressing on your lips. We hope these tips make your treatment more comfortable and effective.
“The time required for lip flip treatment is typically minimal, with the injection process lasting less than a minute.”
The lip flip procedure can make your upper lip (and sometimes lower lip) appear fuller by everting or unfurling the lip. This is a good option for those looking for a subtle and natural look. There are various lip-enhancing procedures, and products out there, but the best choice for you will depend on your aesthetic goals and lip characteristics.
Opting for a Botox™ lip flip comes with several benefits. Firstly, it enhances your natural lip shape with minimal fullness, making it appear as natural as possible. Additionally, it’s a non-surgical procedure, so you won’t have to undergo anesthesia or incisions. It is a well-established, safe process, with no reported cases of allergic reactions or other serious complications in cosmetic patients. A lip flip can also lead to fewer frown lines around your lips, and recovery is speedy, with minimal bruising and injection site bumps that disappear after a few minutes. Cost-wise, Botox lip flips are more affordable compared to dermal fillers.