Lip Flip

Interested in a Lip Flip? For many people, fuller, more sensuous lips are a big aspect to feeling more attractive and confident. Many opt for lip fillers; however, an alternative is a Lip Flip, which uses Anti wrinkle injections to relax the muscles and “flip” the lip upwards. This is enough for many people to achieve a fuller look, but it is possible to have a lip flip in conjunction with lip fillers (leave two weeks between each treatment) for a more dramatic look.


At your free consultation, one of our highly qualified, friendly medical professionals will discuss your suitability for the Anti wrinkle treatment and devise a customised plan for you. The treatment itself takes about 15 minutes. Local anaesthetic is applied to the injection sites on each side of the upper lip and then small quantities of the Anti wrinkle serum are injected.


Lip flip is suitable for most people apart from those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Lip Flip

How Does a Lip Flip Work?

A lip flip is a popular non-surgical procedure that makes your lips look fuller without increasing the volume of your lips. This treatment consists of using Anti Wrinkle injections (more commonly referred to as BOTOX) just above the lip border, which helps relax the muscles around the mouth. This allows the top lip to gently roll out creating a subtle pout, giving the illusion of added volume. The treatment takes about 15 minutes and lasts 3-4 months. Lip filler can also be used for a fuller effect, but we advise patients to wait two weeks before getting the filler.


If you suffer from cold sores, this treatment may provoke an outbreak. Common injection related effects may include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Discolouration
  • Tenderness

These symptoms should resolve in 2-7 days


To avoid swelling and bruising:

  • Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, or Advil for two days after treatment, OR for one week prior to treatment
  • Do not ice the swollen area as you may disturb the product placed
  • Do not rub or massage face for four hours after treatment – this will spread the injected material to other muscles in your face
  • Avoid exercise, apart from walking, for 24 hours after treatment


The effects of the treatment last for about 3-4 months.


A Botox Lip Flip is a cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin (Botox) or other Anti-Wrinkle injections into the muscles around the upper lip to create the appearance of fuller, more pouty lips. The procedure works by relaxing the muscles that surround the upper lip, causing the lip to flip slightly upward and making it appear fuller. This is a temporary cosmetic treatment that typically lasts for a few months. It is often used as an alternative to dermal fillers for individuals who desire a subtle enhancement of their upper lip.

A Lip Flip with anti-wrinkle injections is typically done to enhance the appearance of the upper lip by creating a subtle, more pouty look. It is often performed as an alternative to lip fillers for individuals who want a less invasive, temporary solution to achieve a fuller upper lip.

A “Flip” with Botox or anti-wrinkle injections is typically recommended for individuals who want to enhance the appearance of their upper lip without undergoing a more invasive procedure such as lip fillers. It is often a good option for individuals who have naturally thin or downturned lips, or for those who have noticed fine lines or wrinkles above their upper lip.

The ideal candidate for a Lip Flip with Botox is someone who:

  • Wants a subtle enhancement to the upper lip
  • Has a relatively thin or flat upper lip
  • Has fine lines or wrinkles above the upper lip
  • Is in good health and is not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Does not have a history of allergic reactions to Botox or any of its components
  • Has realistic expectations about the results of the procedure

A Lip Flip works by injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin (Botox) into the muscles around the upper lip. The Botox temporarily relaxes these muscles, stopping the lip from curling under when you smile, causing the upper lip to flip slightly upward and creating the appearance of fuller lips.

The number of units of can vary depending on individual factors such as the size and shape of the lips, the depth of the fine lines and wrinkles around the lips, and the desired degree of enhancement.

The exact amount of Botox used will ultimately be determined by the healthcare provider based on their evaluation of the patient’s unique needs and goals.

It is important to note that while a Lip Flip with Botox is a relatively low-dose procedure, it should only be performed by a licensed and experienced healthcare provider who has received specialized training in this technique. Additionally, patients should be aware that the results are temporary and typically last for a few months, after which time the procedure may need to be repeated to maintain the desired results.

Yes, a Lip Flip is typically only performed on the upper lip. During the procedure, a small amount of Anti-Wrinkle treatment is injected into the muscles surrounding the upper lip, causing the muscles to relax and the lip to flip slightly upward. This creates the appearance of a fuller upper lip without adding volume through fillers or other techniques.

However, it is possible to combine a Lip Flip with other lip enhancement techniques, such as fillers, to achieve a more comprehensive enhancement of the lips. The combination of these techniques can help to create a more balanced and natural-looking result.

A Lip Flip and Lip Filler are two different cosmetic procedures that can enhance the appearance of the lips in different ways.

A Lip Flip is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin (Botox) into the muscles surrounding the upper lip. The Botox temporarily relaxes these muscles, causing the upper lip to flip slightly upward and creating the appearance of fuller lips. A Lip Flip is generally recommended for patients who have a thin or flat upper lip and want to achieve a subtle enhancement without adding volume.

On the other hand, Lip Filler is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a hyaluronic acid-based filler into the lips to add volume and contour to the lips. Lip Filler is generally recommended for patients who have thin or asymmetrical lips and want to achieve a more dramatic enhancement.

Both Lip Flip and Lip Filler can be used to enhance the appearance of the lips, but they achieve their results through different mechanisms. A Lip Flip enhances the shape of the lips by relaxing the muscles surrounding the upper lip, while Lip Filler enhances the volume and contour of the lips by adding filler material to the lips.

It is important to discuss your individual goals and concerns with a licensed and experienced healthcare provider to determine which procedure is best for you. In some cases, a combination of both Lip Flip and Lip Filler may be recommended to achieve the desired results.

The cost of Lip Flip injections can vary depending on a number of factors, including the product being used and the amount of product used during the treatment. Take a look at our price list for more information.

The Lip Flip procedure involves injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin (Botox) into the muscles surrounding the upper lip. The injection sites will vary depending on the patient’s individual anatomy, but typically include the following:

  1. Cupid’s Bow: This is the V-shaped area in the center of the upper lip. Injecting the Botox into this area can help to create a more defined and prominent Cupid’s Bow.

  2. Philtrum: This is the vertical groove that runs from the base of the nose to the Cupid’s Bow. Injecting the Botox into this area can help to relax the muscles and create a subtle lift in the upper lip.

  3. Vermillion Border: This is the outer edge of the lip where the pink of the lip meets the skin. Injecting the Botox into this area can help to relax the muscles and create a slight rolling effect in the upper lip.

  4. Nasolabial Folds: These are the deep lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Injecting the Botox into these lines can help to smooth them out and create a more youthful appearance.

It is important to note that the specific injection sites used during a Lip Flip procedure may vary depending on the individual patient’s anatomy and desired results. 

The results typically last for about 3-4 months. However, the duration of the results may vary depending on individual factors such as the patient’s metabolism, the amount of Botox used, and the specific injection technique used.

After the Botox wears off, the muscles surrounding the upper lip will gradually regain their activity, and the lip will return to its pre-treatment appearance. If the patient wishes to maintain the results, they will need to undergo repeat treatments every few months.

It is important to note that the results of a Lip Flip with Botox are temporary and will gradually wear off over time. However, with repeated treatments, the muscles surrounding the upper lip may become weaker, and the duration of the results may gradually increase.


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