Lip Flip

Subtly enhance the appearance of your lips without lip filler.


Lip flips use Botox or Xeomin to increase the visibility of the top lip. By gently relaxing the muscle that moves the upper lip, a lip flip helps to “flip” the lip outward slightly for improved pout. The results are subtle but perceptible, giving the appearance of a fuller, “poutier” look without adding volume. 

Quick and easy treatment with no downtime.

A lip flip treatment takes just a few minutes. First, your injector will speak with you to ensure that a lip flip is the right treatment for you, based on your goals. Once decided, your injector will perform a few quick Botox or Xeomin injections into the area above the upper lip. That’s it!

Botox lip flips improve the appearance of a gummy smile.

In addition to the traditional benefits that a lip flip provides, lip flips are also effective for improving a gummy smile. By slightly relaxing the muscle that raises the upper lip, the upper lip will remain lower and more visible when you smile. 

How long does a lip flip last?

The visible results of a lip flip typically last about 8-10 weeks. Since lip flips use Botox or Xeomin to relax the muscle rather than filler to increase volume, the duration of results is much shorter. If you are looking for a longer lasting treatment to add volume to the lips, lip filler may be a better option for you.

Woman getting lip filler injections with Restylane Kysse

Lip Flip Before & After Results

Lip Flip for Pout Before & After

Botox lip flip pout before and after results on young female.

Lip Flip for Gummy Smile Before & After

Lip flip before and after on young female with gummy smile
Lip flip gummy smile before and after result on young woman.

Lip Flip FAQs

Should I get a lip flip or lip filler?

If you are looking for a treatment to provide a very subtle enhancement to your lips without comitting to filler, a lip flip is a great option. Lip flips give a pouty appearance that makes the upper lip look slightly more defined. However, if you are looking for a long-term, more noticeable increase in size and shape of your lips, lip filler may be a better choice. 

How quickly can I see results?

Full results of a lip flip develop within 2 weeks, but you may begin to see results in as little as a few days after treatment.

Are there any side effects or downtime?

Lip flips have no downtime and minimal side effects. Since injections are involved, there may be mild inflammation and a small chance of bruising following treatment (bruising is not common). Since the muscle is slightly relaxed, you may have some difficulty drinking from a straw for the first couple of weeks, but most patients adapt quickly.