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Lip Flip

The lip flip involves the use of anti-wrinkle injections to subtly add volume and enhance the appearance of the upper lip. In this treatment, the product is injected strategically into the muscles surrounding the upper lip, causing the lip to relax and slightly flip upward, creating a fuller and more defined appearance.
This non-surgical technique is often sought after by individuals who desire a subtle enhancement to their lips without undergoing more invasive procedures like lip fillers. Discover how the lip flip can help you achieve a natural and refreshed look for your smile creating an illusion of fuller lips.


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Lip Flip


A lip flip is a popular non-surgical aesthetic procedure that uses anti-wrinkle injections to enhance the appearance of the upper lip.
During a flip, the anti-wrinkle toxin is strategically injected into the muscles around the upper lip, causing them to relax and slightly flip upward. This technique creates a fuller and more defined look without the need for invasive lip filler treatments.


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 wrinkle serum are injected.


A lip flip is a good option for people who want a subtle and temporary enhancement to their lips without adding volume. It’s suitable for those with thin upper lips who want a more defined look or those bothered by a “gummy smile” when they smile. 


Both are cosmetic treatments for the lips, but they work differently and produce distinct results. 
A lip flip involves injecting anti-wrinkle injections into the muscles around the lips, which relaxes them and causes the upper lip to roll slightly upward. This creates the appearance of a fuller upper lip without actually adding volume to the lips themselves. It’s a subtle and temporary enhancement

On the other hand, lip fillers involve injecting a substance, like dermal filler, directly into the lips to add volume and plumpness. Lip fillers can create more noticeable and longer-lasting results. 


While this treatment is board-certified and generally safe, some temporary side effects may include bruising, swelling, or slight asymmetry. 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 lip flip treatment last for about 3-4 months.


A Lip Flip typically involves a small amount of injection put into the muscles around the upper lip to create the look of bigger lips. This procedure relaxes the muscles around the upper lip to make it flip upward, giving the illusion of fuller lips. It lasts just a few months, and it’s often used for people looking for a tiny improvement to their upper lip without being too noticeable. It’s a cosmetic procedure that can be done instead of a dermal filler.

No, this does not involve surgery. Instead, it uses injections to reduce wrinkles.

A anti-wrinkle injections to the top lip typically makes your upper lip look fuller and more defined. It is a non-invasive option instead of lip fillers (which use a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler) and can make your smile look better.

This treatment doesn’t take long, only about 10-15 minutes, so it’s a fast and easy option.

Getting this procedure is usually not painful, but you can use numbing cream just up from the corners of the mouth and cupid’s bow to make it even more comfortable.

The results of the treatment can last for 2-4 months. You may need to do it again to keep the results you want.
If you want a small change to your top lip, you might be eligible for a treatment. But first, you need to talk to one of our Doctors to see if you can do it.

After the treatment, most people can go back to their normal activities right away. But it is recommended to avoid things like alcohol and intense exercise for a little while.

Yes, you can get both treatments as the same time.

A lip flip typically lasts around 3 to 4 months. It’s a temporary cosmetic procedure, so the effects are not permanent.

Your Doctor will typically starts by cleansing the treatment area. They may apply a topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort, although many people find the procedure relatively painless. Then, using a fine needle, the Doctor will make a series of tiny injections into the muscles around the upper lip. These injections relax the muscles, causing the upper lip to gently roll upward. The entire process usually takes just a few minutes, and there is little to no downtime afterward. Results are not immediate and may take a few days to become noticeable.

A lip flip offers several advantages for individuals seeking a subtle enhancement to their lip appearance.

  1. Subtle and Natural Look

  2. Non-Surgical

  3. Temporary Results

  4. Quick Procedure

  5. Minimal Discomfort

  6. Addressing Gummy Smiles

While a lip flip is generally considered safe, there are potential side effects and risks to be aware of:

  1. Bruising and Swelling: Some individuals may experience minor bruising or swelling at the injection sites, although these side effects are usually temporary and can be concealed with makeup.

  2. Uneven Results: Achieving perfect symmetry can be challenging, and there is a risk of uneven results where one side of the lip flips more than the other. This can usually be corrected with additional injections.

  3. Allergic Reactions: Though rare, some people may have an allergic reactions.

  4. Temporary Effects: The results are temporary and typically last only a few months. If you desire a long-lasting change, lip fillers or other procedures may be more suitable.

  5. Discomfort: While most people find the procedure relatively painless, there may be some discomfort or a stinging sensation during the injections.

  6. Potential for Overcorrection: There’s a slight risk that the upper lip may flip too much, leading to an unnatural appearance.

No we do not offer a lip flip for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is generally not recommended to undergo any cosmetic procedure involving any anti-wrinkle toxin or similar substances while pregnant. 

After getting a lip flip, you can usually eat and drink shortly afterward. There is typically no need for a prolonged waiting period. However, it’s a good idea to avoid hot, spicy, or excessively cold foods and beverages for the first few hours after the procedure, as these can potentially exacerbate any temporary swelling or irritation at the injection sites.

Lip Flip Information

Fuller, plumper lips
3-4 months
Numbing cream
All clinics
Pregnancy or breastfeeding
15 minutes
Areas of treatment


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