What exactly is a Lip Flip?

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It’s nearly impossible to keep up with all the beauty trends and tutorials on TikTok.  

However, there is one topic that keeps cropping up – the Lip Flip.  

In fact, the hashtag #lipflip has had over 52 million views to date! So, what exactly is a Lip Flip?  

The term refers to a procedure where a small amount of a neuromodulator, such as Botox, is injected into the muscle of the top lip.  

“This causes it to relax, and the lip to turn outwards, allowing more of a pout to be visible,” explained Dr Mariam Adegoke, founder of Adegoke Wellness Clinic (adegokeclinic.com). “The procedure takes around five to 10 minutes, is relatively painless, and involves a few injections to the top lip.”  

The Lip Flip is ideal for patients who have good volume but want to have more of the pout on show.

Typically, the Botox can take up to two weeks to fully kick in, while the effect can last anywhere between eight and 12 weeks.  

“It is not a permanent solution and requires top-ups once it wears off,” the expert warned.  

An alternative to the Lip Flip would be lip filler. This is when hyaluronic acid is injected into the lips, drawing water in and volumising the pout.

“It’s not uncommon for the two to be used in parallel for the best results. That said, the Lip Flip is a great solo treatment for people wanting more of a pout but who are not yet ready to take the plunge into lip fillers,” Dr Adegoke added.

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