How Long Does a Lip Flip Last After Botox?

Whether you’ve started to notice thinning in your lips, or you’ve always wanted fuller lips, a lip flip may be right for you.

While some people are born with naturally thin lips, the aging process can also be a contributing factor to losing plumpness in multiple areas of the body. But, what is a lip flip and how long does a lip flip last?

What Exactly IS a Lip Flip?

A lip flip is similar to a regular Botox injection but is given directly above the upper lip. You’ll receive a small amount of a neuromodulator injected into the orbicularis oris muscle, which is what forms and shapes the lips. Once the muscle relaxes, the lip starts to “flip” outward, giving the appearance of a fuller, more youthful lip. 

When Will I See Lip Flip Results?

Patients generally see results from their lip flip in two to three days. If you don’t see results that quickly don’t panic – they can take seven to 16 days to be fully effective. This is all relative to your own body, and everyone will experience different results. 

The results will not be drastic and won’t give you the appearance of a duck lip, but they will be noticeable especially if you compare pictures side by side. 

How Long Does a Lip Flip Last?

People are turning to lip flips over lip fillers because they are more cost-effective and less invasive. Typically, lip flips last about three months. Every patient experiences different results, but there are a few reasons why they are temporary. 

The main reason they are so short lived is because we move our mouths every day. This causes the body to use the injection at a faster pace than if it were given somewhere else. 

Ready to Achieve or Regain Your Perfect Pucker?

Now, you have answers to some important questions about lip flips including, “How long does a lip flip last?” If you’re ready to take back your smile, you’ve come to the right place.

Call our team today at 703-747-9443 to schedule a consultation to find out if lip flips are right for you!