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Lip Flip in Dallas, TX

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What is a Lip Flip?

A lip flip with Botox is a cosmetic procedure that involves the injection of botulinum toxin (commonly known as Botox) into the muscles around the lips. Unlike traditional lip augmentation, which typically involves the use of dermal fillers to add volume to the lips, a lip flip aims to enhance the appearance of the lips by subtly altering their shape and position.

During a lip flip procedure, small amounts of Botox are injected into the orbicularis oris muscle, which surrounds the mouth. This muscle is responsible for controlling lip movement, including smiling, puckering, and forming expressions. By injecting Botox into specific points of the orbicularis oris muscle, the muscle's activity is temporarily reduced, causing the upper lip to relax and slightly roll upward.

The result of a lip flip is a subtle lifting of the upper lip, creating the appearance of fuller and more prominent lips without adding volume. The procedure can help to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing lip shape, improve the visibility of the upper lip, and reduce the appearance of a "gummy smile" (excessive gum show when smiling).

It's important to note that the effects of a lip flip with Botox are temporary and typically last for several months, after which the muscle activity gradually returns to normal. Repeat treatments are usually required to maintain the desired results over time.

A lip flip with Botox is a popular option for individuals seeking a subtle enhancement of their lips and smile without the need for surgical procedures or dermal fillers. However, it's essential to consult with a qualified and experienced healthcare professional who can assess your facial anatomy, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine whether a lip flip with Botox is the right option for you.

What Are the Benefits of Lip Flip?

Lip Flips gives you full, sexy lips without the expense, downtime, and recovery of a surgical lip procedure. This injectable treatment option has many benefits, including:

  • Increases the appearance of slim lips
  • Creates balance to unbalanced lips
  • Elevates facial aesthetic
  • Makes up for age-related volume loss

Am I a Candidate for a Lip Flip?

The best candidates for a lip flip can include anyone who wants to enhance the overall appearance of their smile and achieve a fuller look to their lips without plastic surgery. A lip flip can reduce the "over-expression" when some people smile which exposes too much teeth and gums. It can also give a fuller lip appearance when the mouth is closed and at rest. This makes it an ideal solution for people with a "gummy" smile, lips that curl under, or thin lips. During your consultation at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dauwe and his team will examine you, review any relevant medical history, and listen to your aesthetic goals to ensure you're a great candidate for a quick, easy, and effective lip flip treatment.

What Can I Expect During a Lip Flip?

Performed within one of our spacious treatment rooms, the entire lip flip procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete. If necessary, a topical anesthetic can be administered to allow for a more comfortable treatment. Within the actual treatment process, a wrinkle relaxer will be carefully injected into the upper lip area. In some cases, a dermal filler may also be utilized to help enhance your pout. Typically, Dallas, TX patients will notice their full results about 7 – 10 days following their treatment. These results can last for multiple months, depending on what brand of injections was utilized, and touch-up appointments can be scheduled to help you maintain your treatment outcome.

Lip Flip FAQ

How long does a lip flip last?
Typically, the results of a lip flip will last for about 2 – 3 months. At our Dallas, TX facility, our team can talk with you about when you may want to return for follow-up appointments in order to maintain your results. We can also provide the necessary aftercare instructions to ensure your results last as long as possible.

Does a lip flip change the look of your smile?
A lip flip relaxes the top lip for a fuller appearance. This allows for a subtle and natural plump to the lip, including when you smile. However, it will not change or alter the natural shape of your lips.

What is the difference between a lip flip and a lip filler?
While a lip flip procedure uses a wrinkle relaxer to relax the upper lip, lip filler uses dermal filler to add plumpness to the lips. A lip flip is performed specifically on the upper lip, but lip filler can be utilized on both the upper and lower lips. During a thorough consultation, our team will let you know if you would better benefit from a lip flip or a lip filler treatment.

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If you want fuller, smoother lips, a lip flip procedure may be ideal for you. You can experience your desired results without the need for a major procedure. Learn more by contacting our Dallas, TX facility today to schedule a consultation.

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