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What’s a Lip Flip?


A lip flip is a cosmetic procedure that has grown in popularity recently. This treatment is a non-surgical alternative to lip augmentation that can help patients achieve a fuller, more defined upper lip without the use of fillers. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a lip flip and how it works.

What to Expect During a Lip Flip Treatment

Firstly, it’s important to note that a lip flip is not a replacement for lip fillers. Instead, it’s a complementary treatment that can enhance the appearance of the lips. A lip flip involves injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin (Botox) into the muscles around the upper lip. This relaxes the muscles and causes the upper lip to roll slightly upward, creating the illusion of a fuller lip.

During the treatment, an Amani MedSpa healthcare provider will use a very fine needle to inject Botox into the muscle fibers around the upper lip. The treatment usually takes 10-15 minutes, and no downtime is required. Patients can typically resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

What to Expect After a Lip Flip

The effects of a lip flip usually last for around 4-6 weeks, after which the muscles will gradually regain their strength, and the lip will return to its original position. Patients who wish to maintain the results of their lip flip will need to schedule regular appointments for repeat treatments.

Some of the benefits of a lip flip are that it is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that requires minimal downtime and that it can help with wrinkles around the lip. Patients can see an improvement in the appearance of their lips within a few days after the treatment. The results are also more subtle than lip fillers, making it a good option for patients who want a more natural-looking enhancement. 

However, it’s important to highlight that a lip flip is not suitable for everyone. Patients with very thin lips may not see a significant improvement from the treatment, and those allergic to botulinum toxin should avoid the procedure. Additionally, pregnant or breastfeeding patients should avoid cosmetic treatments until they have finished nursing.

Dr. Brar would love to meet you if you have been considering lip enhancement. Call today to schedule an appointment and learn how she can help you achieve your goals and if a lip flip is right for you!

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