Five FAQ About BOTOX® Lip Flip Treatment
It’s no secret why lip enhancements are some of our most popular cosmetic treatments. Full, pouty lips are always in style, adding youth and balance to the face. Most often, patients in Chicago, IL choose to plump their lips using dermal fillers. However, not everyone who wants fuller lips necessarily wants or needs fillers to achieve this effect. For patients who would prefer a more subtle, natural-looking result, board-certified surgeon Dr. Mick Singh recommends the BOTOX lip flip.
The BOTOX lip flip is a more conservative lip enhancement that gives the effect of a fuller lip by slightly adjusting the top lip’s natural shape. If you’re unhappy with the size of your lips but don’t think fillers are right for you, you may be an excellent candidate. Keep reading as we answer the top five frequently asked questions about the BOTOX lip flip treatment at Elysium SurgiSpa.
1. What is a BOTOX lip flip?
The BOTOX lip flip is a nonsurgical alternative to a dermal lip filler that gives the lips, as the name suggests, a subtle lift or “flip.” You may already be familiar with BOTOX as a neurotoxin that relaxes the muscles where it is injected. However, when BOTOX is injected into the upper lip, it causes the lip to roll upward, causing the signature flip. This minimally invasive approach allows us to create the illusion of fuller lips without adding a ton of extra volume.
2. What’s the BOTOX lip lift procedure like?
A BOTOX lip lift is a quick, in-office treatment that takes about 10 – 20 minutes. During the procedure, we’ll inject BOTOX into your Cupid’s bow and around the corners of your mouth. This series of injections cause the upper lip to roll slightly upward, making it more voluminous and defined. You can resume normal activities almost immediately after treatment at Elysium SurgiSpa, but your lips may feel somewhat numb and swollen.
3. How is a BOTOX lip lift different from dermal fillers?
Although a BOTOX lip flip can make your lips appear fuller, it is not a substitute for dermal fillers. Dermal fillers add volume to the lips with substances like hyaluronic acid. In contrast, there is no artificially added volume with a BOTOX lip lift. Instead, BOTOX helps move the top lip upward, creating the illusion of fuller lips. Dr. Singh will consider your concerns and unique lip anatomy to help determine which treatment is best for you.
4. Who is a good candidate for a BOTOX lip flip?
We recommend scheduling a consultation at our office in Chicago, IL to determine whether a BOTOX lip flip is right for you. That said, you are likely a good candidate for a BOTOX lip flip if:
You want fuller lips but don’t want to commit to dermal fillers
You want your smile to appear less gummy
You want fuller-looking lips but do not want additional volume
You want to enhance your lip shape without adding volume
You think your upper lip looks invisible when you smile
You want subtle, natural-looking results
5. How long do the results last?
A BOTOX lip flip can deliver exciting results, but it’s essential to realize it isn’t a permanent fix. As with more traditional BOTOX treatments, your results will last about three months. Then, when you notice the effects wearing off, you can schedule a touch-up appointment to maintain your results.
Where to schedule a BOTOX lip flip in Chicago, IL
Dr. Mick Singh has significant experience performing lip enhancements in Chicago, IL. During your initial consultation at Elysium SurgiSpa, our team will note your specific concerns and determine which treatment is best for you. Contact us today to learn more about the BOTOX lip flip and schedule your treatment.