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Lip Flip vs Lip Fillers | Everything you need to know about lip flip treatment

Lip flip treatments have seen a surge in popularity accross the globe with many patients seeking treatment with less dermal filler. But what is a lip flip and how long does it last? Our team of experts weigh in on the benefits, risks, who's suitable and how a lip flip treatment works.

LIP FLIP VS LIP FILLER : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

WHAT IS A LIP FLIP?

A lip flip is the term used for a non-surgical treatment that uses Botox injections to relax the upper lip muslces exposing more of the pink lip tissue known as the lip mucosa, which increases the volume and appearance of the upper lip without the use of dermal fillers. By exposing the lip tissue this makes the lips appear more fuller and plump. The lip flip procedure is 15-20 minutes and uses neurotoxins such as Botox, Azzalure or Boccoture to temporarily enhibit muscle contraction of the upper lip allowing it to relax and appear more full.

WHERE IS LIP FLIP INJECTIONS

Lip Flip injections are above the lip in the vermillion border in between the nose and the upper lip to target specific muscles around the mouth to help relax the top lip and evert the top lip to make it look more visible creating a “flip” appearance. There is no filler administered during this procedure- a key difference between lip filler and lip flip. Lip flip procedures are performed in 15 minutes using botulinum toxin – with a small insulin syringe.

HOW DOES LIP FLIP WORK?

By injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin, which inhibits mucle contraction, the top or upper lip relaxes and does not contract. The area the Botox is injected is called the vermillion border (upper lip rim). When injected the vermillion border will “flip” up as it relaxes- this is where the word lip flip originates. The treatment is non-permanent and slowly wears off after 3-4 months where re-treatment is needed.

 

WHO IS SUITABLE FOR LIP FLIP?

Lip flip is a cosmetic enhancement and the suitability will depend on the desired look and outcome the patient feels is best for their smile. However, suitability for many patients are:

  • If you want more of a “pout” with out the volume of a dermal filler
  • Want something that is temporary
  • You want more full lips but do not want dermal filler volume
  • Your upper lip dissapears when you smile

 

 

IS A LIP FLIP BETTER THAN LIP FILLERS?

Lip flips and lip fillers are two different treatment options for lost lip volume and desire for a pout. Lip fillers enhace the upper AND lower lips, address symmetry, last longer and add additional volume. Lip flips only address the upper lip border to raise the vermillion border for lift effect but do not address lip symmetry or lip volume. Lip fillers last longer than lip flips, ranging from 9-12 months on average. Lip Flip treatment is an excellent option for those patients who DO NOT want added volume but want to add more lip and definition.

 

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CAN YOU HAVE BOTH LIP FLIP AND LIP FILLERS?

Yes! Many patients opt for a holistic approach to addressing lost lip volume and shape. When used in combination, lip flip can address the lack of lip while smiling and lip filler can enhance the volume and shape of the lips.

 

HOW MANY BOTOX UNITS FOR LIP FLIP?

On average 4-6 units in total  are injected on the upper lip near the center of lips, or the cupids bow. High Botox units can have  complications include difficulty closing the mouth, eating, drinking, and an asymmetric smile. Botox is a prescribed drug so a face to face consultation and medical history is required prior to any cosmetic procedure with Botox.

 

LIP FLIP SIDE EFFECTS

If the cupids bow or top lip is injected with too many units complications such as:

  • Closing the mouth
  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Dribbling
  • Asymmetric Smile
  • Puckering

 

HOW LONG DOES LIP FLIP LAST?

Lip flip with Botox is a temporary treatment that lasts up to 4 months. It is a non-surgical treatment that may require retreament as it is non-permanent.

 

HOW MUCH IS LIP FLIP?

Lip flip costs anywhere from £400-£140 in the UK. At VIVA we charge £149 for a lip flip or £99 if adding on to a lip filler treatment.

LIP FLIP AT VIVA SKIN CLINICS

At VIVA we have been injecting and perfecting lips since 2012. Lip fillers and lip flips are some of the most popular procedures at our clinics.

If you’d to book lip flip procedure with one of our doctors or nurses, schedule your free lip flip consulation here or call VIVA Skin clinics at 02037332199. We offer lip flip for just £149 or add on for £99 when having a lip filler procedure.

 

 

VIVA CLINICS SKIN LIP FLIP TREATMENT LOCATIONS

VIVA SKIN CLINICS LONDON

558 Kings Road  London SW6 2DZ

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VIVA SKIN CLINICS KENT

38 High street Tunbridge Wells TN1 1XF

ABOUT VIVA SKIN CLINICS

VIVA Skin Clinics is the UK’s leading luxury non-surgical clinic specialising in natural cosmetic injectables. As a dermal filler specialist clinic, we provide free consultations and no booking fees with all our doctors and nurses for all treatments. Our ethos is simple: We believe the world would be a happier safer place with more confident and happy people. VIVA has been injection and perfecting since 2012 offering only the best injectble treatments by industry led doctors and nurses.

Frequently Asked Questions

YES! We offer free consultations for Lip Flip procedures

Yes! You can have both treatment at the same time in the same appointment setting.

Yes! You can kiss after having a lip flip treatment.

Our Prices

Products Used Treatment Time Price
Botox 20 minutes £175

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We require a consultation before your first treatment, during which we will answer any questions you may have and develop a plan specifically for you. In most cases, you’ll be able to receive treatment immediately following your consultation.

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Our industry is broken and it’s not just instagram’s fault. There are practitioners who don’t put their clients’ best interests first. Our doctor-led team of aesthetic artists go above and beyond to make sure your transformational journey is a special one with safety, health and happiness at its centre.

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