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A lip flip procedure uses Botox, Dysport or Xeomin to create the appearance of a fuller upper lip. Dr. Tanne has years of experience utilizing injectables in cosmetic procedures for natural-looking lip enhancement treatments. This, combined with her expertise in facial anatomy ensures that each patient achieves the perfect lip pout they’ve been dreaming of without the need for invasive cosmetic surgery.

The Botox lip flip involves the precise placement of just a few units of Botox, Dysport or Xeomin along the upper lip to relax and “flip” the lip to make more of the upper lip visible. This creates a fuller, plumper, but natural-appearing upper lip. Essentially, the lip flip will provide the illusion of fuller lips without increasing volume.

The results are subtle and highly personalized—the kind of finished product that looks less “I’ve had something done” and more “I woke up like this.”

Botox Lip Flip vs Lip Enhancement with Lip Fillers

Botox lip flips and dermal fillers both enhance the shape of your lips and create the appearance of fuller lips. However, while the lip flip procedure makes the top lip appear plumper by exposing more of your natural lip tissue, dermal fillers like Restylane Kysse make the lips appear fuller by adding synthetic volume in the form of hyaluronic acid.

Dermal lip fillers are typically more expensive than Botox. While a Botox lip flip costs about $150, lip enhancement using a dermal filler starts at$650 and can often cost well over $1000. While lip enhancement with filler offers visible results immediately following the injection, results from a lip flip are apparent in 5-7 days following your treatment.

Finally, the effects of a lip flip procedure generally last for eight to 12 weeks while lip enhancement with dermal fillers usually last about 6 months.

The lip flip will not add volume, as lip filler does, but the lip flip can be used to accentuate the results of your lip filler, either in a combined procedure or as a touch-up.

Benefits of a Lip Flip

  1. The lip flip subtly defines your upper lip
    The primary benefit of the Botox lip flip is the subtle enhancement to your upper lip. Your lip will gain a sloped, ski jump-like aesthetic that defines your existing vermillion border (the edge of the lip). This creates the illusion that your lips are plumper.
  2. Stops vertical lip lines that form above the upper lip
    The lip flip can also have a wrinkle-reducing effect on your upper lip, smoothing vertical lip lines.
  3. The lip flip can stop your gums from showing when you smile
    If you have a “gummy smile,” or your gums show when you smile, the lip flip can relax your lip elevator muscles so that less of your gums show when you smile.
  4. The lip flip allows more of your lip to show when you smile
    Your muscles normally pull your upper lip tight when you grin, but a lip flip allows more of your lip to show when you are smiling.
  5. The lip flip is more affordable than lip filler
    While a full syringe of lip filler costs between $650 and $800, the Botox lip flip typically costs $100 – $200.
  6. Requires zero downtime
    After your lip flip injections, you can immediately return to your normal activities.
  7. The lip flip is temporary, lasting about 3-4 months
    If you are experimenting with lip enhancement, the lip flip allows you a low-stakes treatment, as the results will wear off in 3-4 months.

Which is Better, Botox Lip Flip or Lip Fillers?

The choice between a Botox lip flip and lip fillers comes down to personal preference.

For those who can’t chose between a Botox lip flip and traditional lip fillers, there is good news. Both treatments can be done at the same time!

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