Lip flip: What it is, side effects, results, and more - Tech Preview

To make your upper lip look fuller and plumper with a Botox lip flip, a small quantity of Botox is carefully put near the corners of your mouth and the cupid’s bow. This helps relax the upper lip muscle, making your lip flip outwards. The idea is to show more of your upper lip and give it a nice fullness.

Where to inject Lip Flip Botox

When you get a lip flip with Botox, the person doing it will inject small amounts of Botox in specific places on your upper lip, like the cupid’s bow and the corners of your mouth.

After it is injected, the Botox does its job by making the muscle over your upper lip, called the orbicularis oris, relax. This relaxation makes your lip gently roll upward, making it look like it has more volume. Also, these injections can help smooth out little lines and wrinkles around your mouth for a while.

How is Lip Filler different from Botox Lip Flip

Botox Lip Flip and Lip Filler are not the same. Lip Filler adds volume to the lip using a dermal filler, while Lip Flip with Botox relaxes the lip muscles to make the upper lip look fuller.

Is Dermal Lip Filler better than Botox Lip Flip

You cannot say one is better than the other because they do different things. The right choice depends on what the person wants from the treatment.

Advantages of Dermal Lip Filler vs Botox Lip Flip

  • Make the upper lip fuller in a subtle way.
  • Great for making the upper lip stand out.
  • Can fix a gummy smile.
  • Good for people who want fuller lips without adding too much volume.
  • Lasts for a little while, around two months.

Benefits of Botox Lip Flip compared to Dermal Lip Filler

  • Works on both upper and lower lips.
  • Perfect for making lips fuller by adding volume.
  • It helps reduce those lines on your lips going up and down.
  • Gives more control to shape and make your lips even.
  • Lasts longer, around 6-12 months.

When Will I Notice the Botox Lip Flip Results

You will not see the results right away with Botox treatment. It takes about 2-3 days before you start noticing the effects of the lip flip.

For the best before-and-after results of Botox Lip Flip, it usually takes about 10 days.

How much time does the Botox Lip Flip last

Normally, the results of Botox lip flip last about 2 months on average. Unlike Botox in other face areas, like the forehead, the orbicularis oris muscle (used for talking, eating, and drinking) is very active. Because of all the movement, the results do not last as long.

Does a Lip Flip with Botox cause pain

When getting dermal lip filler, the numbing stuff (lidocaine) is usually in the hyaluronic acid, so people do not feel much pain during and after.

For Botox Flip Lip, there is no lidocaine in the treatment solution, so some people worry about feeling pain. However, in general, it is not a painful thing. You might feel a quick poke at the injection spots, but it is more like a tiny discomfort than actual pain. Any mild discomfort usually goes away within a day.

Is there a recovery period after getting a Botox Lip Flip

No, there is no downtime after Botox Flip Lip treatment, but a few people might have some swelling, bruising, or redness where they got the injections.

We suggest that you do not exercise and avoid sleeping with your face down for 24 hours after the treatment.

Are there issues with a Botox Lip Flip

Yes, there can be issues with a Botox Lip Flip. If it is not done right, you might get uneven results, too much muscle relaxation, or other problems, especially if the person doing it is not experienced. These are some of the risks. The skill of the professional doing the treatment is really important to lower the chances of bad results.

It is also important to know that a Botox Lip Flip is a subtle enhancement, not the same as using lip fillers. Knowing the risks and picking a qualified practitioner is key to a successful Botox Lip Flip.

People May Ask

What does a Botox lip flip do?

A lip flip uses Botox to relax a muscle in the upper lip, making it “flip” and look like the upper lip is fuller. It is different from lip fillers because those go directly into the lip, not above it.

What are the downsides of Botox lip flip?

Getting a lip flip has some risks: The effects do not last as long as lip fillers. The muscles around your lip might relax too much. If Botox is too close to your mouth, you might drool, find it hard to drink, and struggle to talk.

How many weeks does a Botox lip flip last?

Lip flip results do not stick around for too long, just about 8 weeks. It fades faster than when Botox is used in other places because only a little bit is used, and the lip muscles are really active.

Can lip flip go wrong?

Yes, a Botox Lip Flip can have problems like uneven results, too much muscle relaxation, and issues from someone not experienced doing it. These are some of the risks.