Botox Lip Flip/Lift
Voluptuous lips are very popular, and most people desiring the look have turned to fillers such as Juvéderm® or other hyaluronic acid-based fillers to augment their lips. There is now an alternative that does not require an injection of filler into the lips to make them look bigger, Botox®.
The Botox® lip flip is a technique that gives your lips a poutier, fuller look without necessarily increasing the size of your lips. It enhances your natural lips by flipping out the lip line. The result is a more natural, appealing, fuller lip.
What is the Botox Lip Flip?
The Botox lip flip is a technique by which the muscle fibers around the mouth are made to relax. These muscles, called the “orbicularis oris,” relax when injected with Botox. The relaxation of these muscle fibers causes the lip to roll outward naturally, or “flip,” which gives the appearance of more lip volume without increasing the size of the lip.
The Botox injections are strategically placed so that only certain sections of the orbicularis oris are affected. Just the superficial layers of the muscle are injected at the side of the lips. The muscle can continue to function normally without interference, while targeted muscle fibers relax and allow the lip to flip for a fuller look.
Conventional lip fillers can cause your lips to look unnaturally large and pouty. The increased volume can make your lips look artificial and detract from your natural beauty. The result of the Botox lip flip is an augmented lip that looks beautifully natural without the bulkiness that fillers can add.
The Botox lip flip requires precision injections to achieve the desired results without experiencing unwanted side effects. Because the injections relax the muscle fibers, a precise amount of Botox is needed in specific areas. Too much Botox can cause problems with muscle movement. Your lips would look very smooth; however, you would not be able to move them properly. Too little Botox and the results will be short-lived.
At The K Spa, you can expect excellent results. Dr. Benjamin Stong is a highly skilled, dual board certified plastic surgeon and one of the country’s leading facial plastic surgeons. His skill and expertise ensure that your Botox lip flip will look good without impairing the normal function of your lips.
Botox Lip Flip vs. Other Methods for Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation is meant to enhance your appearance. When done correctly, the enhancement can add a whole new dimension to your looks. Every procedure for lip augmentation comes with its downside. As mentioned above, the Botox lip flip requires precision injections in order for results to be effective without rendering your mouth immovable.
Other lip flip procedures may take longer to achieve the desired results, and while you are waiting for those results to appear, you may have to live with unsightly marks on your face. Some people may experience scarring with alternative lip flip procedures. Individuals with darker skin may have some skin discoloration with light or dark spots resulting from other treatments.
Injectable lip fillers have their downside also. If too much filler is used, you end up with “duck lips;” too little and the effect will not be satisfactory. Injections need to be carefully performed. If the filler is not placed correctly, lumps or bumps may appear; if placed in a blood vessel, the result could be tissue death.
At The K Spa, we make sure whatever procedure you receive is performed to exacting specifications with oversight provided by Dr. Stong. We provide the highest level of precision and safety for superior results and patient comfort. Contact us today to rejuvenate your appearance and get the look you desire while experiencing the friendly, patient-centered care we provide at The K Spa.* Disclaimer: These Are Actual Results For Patients Of Dr. Benjamin Stong. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.