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BOTOX Lip Flip

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Correct A Gummy Smile

Lip enhancement can improve overall facial beauty, and a proportionate and full upper lip can add balance to the face while also contributing to a youthful appearance. Men and women with a thin upper lip often have concerns with a “gummy smile,” a condition where the top lip isn’t long enough to cover the gums when smiling. Now, individuals looking to improve the appearance of a thin upper lip or gummy smile can easily correct this feature with the BOTOX® Cosmetic lip flip treatment. The world-class team of providers at Deep Blue Med Spa, overseen by the surgeons of New York Plastic Surgical Group are highly experienced in using BOTOX® Cosmetic and other injectables for natural and beautiful lip enhancement treatments.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Lip Flip Procedure

The lip flip procedure uses Botox or another injectable toxin to temporarily paralyze the muscles that cause the top lip to retract, creating a fuller upper lip. This treatment offers a non-surgical approach for fuller lips by modifying the natural contour of the top lip without adding volume. Lip flip procedures are quick in-office treatments during which a master injector will place several units of BOTOX® Cosmetic along the vermillion border or cupid’s bow, to relax muscle tension and effect a “flip” of the underside of the lip outward for a noticeably fuller look. Because the flip allows more of the upper lip to be visible, it creates the appearance of a fuller, plumper, yet natural-looking top lip.

Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic Lip Flip

The BOTOX® Cosmetic lip flip can is a minimally-invasive lip enhancement procedure that:

  • Creates a fuller-looking upper lip
  • Eliminates or reduces a gummy smile
  • Is less expensive than lip enhancement using dermal fillers
  • Provides natural-looking results
  • Is a fast, easy, in-office procedure
  • Offers results in several days
  • Can boost self-confidence
  • Requires no downtime

BOTOX® Cosmetic Lip Flip Procedure

At your BOTOX® Cosmetic lip flip procedure, your provider will begin by making several small injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic in the middle of your top lip and at the corners of your mouth. Once injections are finished, you’ll be given an ice pack to use for the next hour to reduce any swelling that occurs. The BOTOX® Cosmetic lip flip treatment typically takes under 15 minutes.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Lip Flip Vs Lip Fillers

The BOTOX® Cosmetic lip flip and lip enhancement using dermal fillers each create the appearance of fuller lips and augment the contour of the lips and the smile. However, the lip flip creates the illusion of a fuller top lip fuller because relaxing the muscles in and around the lips exposes more natural lip tissue. Dermal fillers add volume to the lips, typically in hyaluronic acid (HA) formulations.

BOTOX® Cosmetic lip flip treatments are typically less expensive than dermal lip fillers; because the lip flip requires less product than lip augmentation with filler. Finally, lip filler provides immediate visible results and can last up to two years, while the BOTOX® Cosmetic lip flip results are apparent 5-10 days following treatment and last for up to 12 weeks.

Schedule Your Lip Flip Consultation

Contact us to schedule your consultation for BOTOX® Cosmetic Lip Flip at our Long Island, New York practice. A dedicated lip enhancement specialist from our team will meet with you and discuss the best options to achieve your goals.

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The Medical Professionals at Deep Blue Med Spa have either authored or reviewed and approved this content.