What Is a Lip Flip?


What Is a Lip Flip?

June 10, 2022

Do you want to add a little extra fullness to your lips without having to go through surgery? If so, you may be interested in a lip flip. A lip flip is a quick, in-office cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a little Botox into the upper lip, making it look fuller and more voluptuous. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at lip flips to help you decide if it's the right procedure for you. Let's get started!

What Exactly Does a Lip Flip Involve?

During a lip flip, a medical professional injects a small amount of Botox into the corners of the mouth and the middle of the upper lip. Once injected, the Botox causes the inner part of the upper lip (inside your mouth) to "flip" up and out, resulting in a fuller appearance.

The whole process takes just 10 - 20 minutes, is relatively pain-free, and there's virtually no downtime. Yes, your lips may be a little numb and swollen, but for the most part, you'll be able to immediately resume your daily activities.

How Long Does it Take to See Results?

Don't be concerned if your lip doesn't seem any fuller right away - it's not supposed to! It will take a few days before you notice much of a difference, and you can expect to see the final product around 10 - 14 days after the injections.

How Long Do Lip Flips Last?

Lip flips are not permanent, but they do last for a decent amount of time. Since you're only injecting very small amounts of Botox at a time, you'll probably notice your results starting to fade after about 2 - 3 months. If you decide you want to maintain your new look, you can always go in for additional injections.

Are There Any Side Effects?

While lip flips are generally considered to be safe, low-risk procedures, there are some minor side effects that you'll want to keep in mind. Swelling or bruising at the injection site is probably the most common, but if you happen to get a larger dose than you need, you'll also want to be aware of the following:

  • drooling
  • difficulties spitting or whistling
  • trouble saying certain words
  • inability to keep fluids in the mouth when drinking
  • one side of your mouth drooping, almost like you're having a stroke (this doesn't mean you're having one, though!)

While these side effects are certainly inconvenient, you'll be happy to know that you're not stuck with them! They'll fade as your Botox wears off.

In rare cases, you could also experience headache, chills, and fever due to the Botox. However, the most serious rare side effect to look out for is botulism. You'll want to contact your doctor right away if you experience any of the following signs of botulism:

  • blurry vision
  • trouble speaking, including slurring
  • difficulty swallowing
  • trouble breathing

Final Thoughts

Now that you know a little more about lip flips, are you ready to give them a try? If you're looking for a quick, easy, and relatively pain-free way to achieve fuller lips, this may be the perfect cosmetic procedure for you. Just be sure to consult with a professional first to see if you're a good candidate. Thanks for reading!

Ready for fuller, more voluptuous lips? Contact Lyft Medical Aesthetics today to discuss your needs!