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Lip Flip

Luscious, full lips are often considered a symbol of youth and beauty. And while there are surgical options to achieve this look, they’re not the only way. Lip flip is a minimally invasive treatment that helps you achieve fuller lips with a few Botox injections!

Fuller Lips Without Surgery

Luscious and voluminous lips are the epitome of sexiness, but sometimes our natural lips just don’t measure up. Even if you’re blessed with naturally full lips, the passage of time can change that, eventually leading to a downturned and thin appearance. Until recently, individuals seeking enhanced lips had to go under a knife, but that’s no longer the case. Thanks to recent advancements in aesthetic medicine, we can now flip your lips upwards to make them look fuller — all it takes is a few painless injections!

What is Lip Flip?

Lip flip is a minimally invasive treatment that involves using Botox to make the lips look fuller and more luscious. Botox is made of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin protein that can temporarily relax or paralyze targeted muscles. Lip flip is achieved by injecting Botox into the orbicularis oris muscle, which encircles the mouth. This temporarily relaxes the muscle, causing the lips to turn out and appear fuller. You can achieve a sexy pout with a few simple injections!

Lip Flip Treats:

  • Depleted-looking lips
  • Thin lips
  • Smoker’s lines around the lips

Lip Flip vs. Lip Fillers

Lip fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane, can also enhance your lips, making them look fuller, softer, and suppler. Lip fillers inject hyaluronic acid into your lips to physically enhance their volume. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance, so it’s safe and looks completely natural. But if you don’t want to inject a foreign substance into your lips, a lip flip might be a better alternative because it simply curls your lips upwards.

Dr. Erickson’s Lip Flip Technique

Dr. Erickson’s medical staff performs a thorough evaluation to determine if you’re a good candidate for a lip flip. During your consultation, the medical provider will discuss your goals, review your medical history, and examine your lips.

If you’re a good candidate, the medical provider will cleanse your lips, apply a numbing gel, and inject the appropriate units of Botox into the orbicularis oris muscle around your lips using ultrafine needles. The number of injections depends on your goal.

Benefits of Lip Flip:

  • Minimally invasive treatment for thin lips
  • No surgeries, incisions, scarring, or anesthesia
  • Painless and comfortable treatment
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • Makes your lips curl upward and look fuller
  • Concludes within 30 minutes
  • No post-treatment downtime

Recovery After Lip Flip

The lip flip treatment involves minimal side effects, such as redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising around the lips. These side effects dissipate within a few days. You may resume your daily activities immediately, but strenuous workouts should be avoided for a day.

The Results of Lip Flip

The results of your lip flip treatment will gradually appear over 3 to 4 days. Your lips will gradually curl upwards and look fuller. The final results can take up to 2 weeks to appear. The results last 3 to 4 months, following which you need additional treatments.

Consult Dr. Erickson

Dr. Cameron Erickson is a nationally-renowned facial plastic surgeon known for his naturalized results and attention to detail. His medical staff brings the same level of care and attention to non-surgical treatments, such as the lip flip. Each treatment plan is personalized according to your specific goals and needs to ensure natural results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your lip flip options in Houston.

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Houston, Texas 77027

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