Lip Flip/ Gummy Smile
Lip flip is when Botulinum toxin is used instead of filler to enhance the lip volume by rolling the lip forward.
Botulinum toxin can also be used to help reduce a gummy smile.
A gummy smile is when teeth and a significant amount of gums show when a person smiles. There are a variety of causes, from jaw and teeth development issues, to large
What to expect
A lip flip is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of neuromodulators, typically Botox, to enhance the appearance of the upper lip. Unlike traditional lip filler injections that add volume to the lips, a lip flip focuses on the upper lip and works by relaxing the muscles around the mouth. Here's how it works:
Muscle Relaxation: During a lip flip, a small amount of Botox is strategically injected into the muscles just above the upper lip. These muscles are responsible for controlling the movement of the upper lip.
Eversion of the Lip: By relaxing these muscles, the upper lip is gently "flipped" or "rolled" outward. This results in a subtle lifting of the upper lip, exposing more of the pink lip tissue and creating the appearance of a fuller and more pouty upper lip.
Key points to note about a lip flip:
Subtle Enhancement: The effect of a lip flip is typically subtle. It's not designed to provide dramatic volume but rather to enhance the natural shape and appearance of the upper lip.
Temporary Results: Like other Botox treatments, the results of a lip flip are temporary and typically last for a few months. To maintain the effect, follow-up treatments are required.
Quick and Low Risk: Lip flips are minimally invasive and involve very little downtime. They are generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner.
A lip flip can be a good option for individuals who want a more subtle enhancement of their upper lip without the use of traditional lip fillers. However, it's essential to consult with a skilled medical aesthetics professional to determine if this procedure is suitable for your specific goals and anatomy.
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Lip Flip Treatment