A lip flip is a cosmetic procedure that involves injecting small amounts of neurotoxin, such as Botox or Dysport, into the muscles around the upper lip. The goal of a lip flip is to create the appearance of a fuller upper lip by relaxing the muscles and allowing more of the upper lip to be visible.
During the procedure, a trained healthcare professional will carefully inject tiny amounts of neurotoxin along the border of the upper lip. The neurotoxin temporarily weakens or relaxes the muscles responsible for pulling down on the upper lip, creating a subtle “flipping” effect that can make the lips appear slightly larger and more defined.
It’s important to note that a lip flip does not add volume to the lips like dermal fillers do. Instead, it enhances their shape and prominence by altering muscle movement. Lip flips are typically recommended for individuals who have thin or flat-looking upper lips and desire a subtle enhancement without undergoing a full lip augmentation with fillers.
The effects of a lip flip usually last around 2-3 months before gradually wearing off. As with any cosmetic procedure, there may be potential side effects such as temporary swelling, bruising, or asymmetry at the injection site