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A lip flip is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of lips. It mainly involves injecting neuromodulators, or botulinum toxin, into certain spots along the upper lip. This relaxes the muscles that pull it in. In this way, the upper lip can naturally curl forward a little, which makes the pout fuller. Furthermore, the technique can help define the lip line and enhance the Cupid’s bow. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Solomon Azouz offers cosmetic procedures for his patients in Dallas to help define the lips.

What is a lip flip?

lip flip procedureA lip flip is a procedure that incorporates the use of neuromodulators to elevate the lip and improve its form without requiring surgery. This technique makes significant alterations to address any asymmetry and add volume. The approach to this procedure can vary based on whether the patient wants more dramatic volume or subtle enhancement.

Who is a candidate for a lip flip?

Candidates for a non-surgical lip lift often include those who want to fix a thin or flat lip without undergoing surgery. A lip flip can help relax the muscles that cause your top lip to pull upward when you smile, resulting in a more balanced smile with less gum exposure. A lip flip can help correct a “gummy smile.” A lip flip is ideal for those who want to boost the definition and volume of their top lip naturally. It provides a softer technique than lip fillers, which can provide more dramatic effects.

Benefits of a Lip Lift

lip flip benefitsThere are many benefits of a lip flip including:

  • Little downtime
  • Fast results
  • Lower risk compared to surgical substitutes
  • Customizable
  • Increased self-confidence as a result of improved looks

How is a lip flip performed?

Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz will inject small amounts of neuromodulator into the muscle that surrounds the mouth. Certain areas of this muscle can be relaxed to cause the upper lip to gradually curl upward and outward, creating the illusion of a bigger, more prominent lip without adding volume.

What are the lip flip injection sites?

lip flip injection sitesThe lips are important facial features that serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. The orbicularis oris muscle surrounds the mouth and pulls the lips inward. Botox is injected into specific locations of this muscle, primarily along the upper lip. The vermillion border is where the skin meets the lip tissue. Injections may also be placed here, depending on the desired result. The middle dip in the upper lip is known as the “cupid’s bow.” Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz may inject this area to broaden its definition.

What is the anesthesia for a lip flip?

Dr. Azouz uses topical numbing creams before the procedure to reduce any discomfort. It can also be mixed with the neuromodulator, which helps reduce pain when the neuromodulator is injected.

What are the risks of a lip lift?

While non-surgical lip lifts are typically safe, there are certain risks involved, including the possibility of infection or, less frequently, allergic reactions, as well as bruising, asymmetry, and swelling. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz uses meticulous techniques to help reduce these risks.

What is the recovery of a lip flip?

Recovery time after a non-surgical lip lift is usually minimal. The majority of individuals usually have minor bruising or swelling that goes away in a few days, and normal activities may typically be resumed right away following the treatment. Neuromodulator effects usually last approximately 3 – 4 months, based on the type used and the patient. Novel neuromodulators can be used to last up to 6-9 months.

lip flip before and after by Dr. Solomon Azouz in Dallas, TX

Can I combine other procedures with a lip flip?

Depending on your desired results, Dr. Azouz may recommend combining a lip lift with other non-surgical procedures, including neuromodulator injections for wrinkles or chemical peels. Dr. Azouz may also use lip fillers, which are utilized to give lips more volume and shape by plumping up the lips and lessening the visibility of creases and lines around the mouth.
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How much does a lip flip cost?

The cost of a non-surgical lip lift will vary depending on the type and amount of neuromodulator used. During your consultation, Dr. Azouz will provide a personalized quote based on your specific goals. The price ranges between $12 and $18 per unit, depending on the type of neuromodulator added, whether it be Daxxify, Botox, Xeomin, or Jeuveau. Specials are often available at Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz

If you are interested in enhancing the definition of your upper lip, contact our office today. Dr. Azouz is a prominent and trusted board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas. His goal is to give his patients beautiful results that look natural, whether they have surgery or non-surgical procedures like a lip flip. Call our office at (972) 702-8888 or contact us online to schedule your consultation today.

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