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WHAT IS A LIP FLIP?
Lip flips are a quick, nonsurgical cosmetic procedure during which a medical professional uses a small amount of Anti Wrinkle to make your upper lip look fuller. A lip flip is a quick, in-salon cosmetic procedure approx 10 to 20 minutes. It involves the injection of Anti Wrinkle into your Cupid’s bow, which is the middle of your upper lip, and into the corners of your mouth.
The injection temporarily relaxes the muscles around your lip. This causes the part of your upper lip that’s inside your mouth to “flip” upward and outward, giving your lip a fuller appearance.
WHO IS SUITABLE FOR THIS PROCEDURE?
People who opt for the lip flip procedure include those who:
BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES
To decide whether a lip flip is the right procedure for you, it’s helpful to see pictures of real people before and after the lip flip injections.
WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIP FLIP AND LIP FILLER?
Lip flips and dermal fillers both result in fuller-looking lips. But the procedures differ.
While lip flips only appear to make lips plumper, dermal fillers actually do make lips fuller. In this procedure, a medical professional will inject your lips with a substance made mostly of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid helps give your skin structure and a hydrated appearance.
Lip flips, on the other hand, use a small amount of Botox to relax the muscles around your upper lip so it turns upward. This makes your lip look fuller, but its actual volume doesn’t increase; it just gets rearranged.
If you want to truly change the shape and volume of your lips, dermal fillers may be a better choice for you.
WHAT'S THE LIP FLIP PROCEDURE LIKE?
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
For 1 to 2 days before the procedure, you’ll need to avoid alcohol and blood thinners like aspirin, which can make swelling worse.
DURING THE PROCEDURE
Here are a few things to know about the lip flip procedure itself:
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
Following a lip flip, you’ll be able to resume most daily activities, though your upper lip may feel slightly numb and look slightly swollen. Here are some post-procedure tips:
How long before I see results?
Following a lip flip, you should begin to see results within a few days and continual improvement for several days after that. You’ll see the full effect of the lip flip approximately 10 to 14 days after the procedure.
It’s important to note that lip flips are not permanent. Results last around 2 to 3 months, since only very small amounts of anti wrinkle are injected into your lips. Once you start to notice that the effects are wearing off, you can choose to maintain your results by having additional anti wrinkle injections.
If you’re looking for a more permanent option, dermal lip fillers last longer - your first session will last around 6 months and each time you get it done after it will last longer and longer.
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