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What is a lip flip?

Lip fillers: They're everywhere these days. My colleagues have them. My friends want them. And with such a demand for plumped-up pouts, cosmetic dermatologists (and plastic surgeons) are now having to craft up treatments to meet patients' specific big-lip needs. Take, for example, the latest lip-plumping procedure making the news: the Lip Flip.


What is a Lip Flip? A Lip Flip is when Botox or Dysport is injected to relax the muscles around the mouth, allowing the upper and/or lower lips to flip outward. This creates the illusion of fuller lips without affecting lip function. Keep in mind, though, filler and Botox are not the same, and do not bring the same results. Filler adds volume, which makes the lip appear larger by literally making it bigger, while Botox relaxes muscles around the mouth, and rolls the lip outward (i.e. "flipping" it), creating the illusion of a bigger lip — without the added volume. The Lip Flip requires about 10 units (or less) of Botox or Dysport (a very small amount when compared to the likes of fillers), and last up to four months. Prices range based on your provider, but generally fall within $100 to $450 per session.