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If you’d like your lips to make a beautiful, yet subtle statement, but you don’t want surgery, a lip flip might be the perfect treatment for you. A lip flip provides full, symmetrical, attractive lips that don’t look overdone, but create an alluring, youthful appearance and an elegant, natural look.

Instead of using fillers, a lip flip provides fuller-looking lips in another way. Instead, this injectable lip enhancement utilizes Botox to maximize your smile.

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How does a lip flip work?

Genetics or age can cause your upper lip to shrink, and make it appear to vanish when you smile. When performing a lip flip in San Diego at his private clinic, Dr. Ataii injects Botox into your Cupid's bow at the middle of your upper lip, and into the corners of your mouth. The injection gently relaxes the tiny muscles above your upper lip, which can cause your upper lip to look thin and depleted. This causes your upper lip to unfurl beautifully, providing a natural and attractive appearance. 

In addition to enhancing the lips, a lip flip can also treat a “gummy smile.” A gummy smile is a condition wherein the lips rest or sit higher on the gums, too far above the top of the teeth, when you smile. Because the lip flip Botox treatment relaxes your top lip, it resolves your gummy smile.

Lip flip vs Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are very effective, provide volume and plump the lips. However, they can sometimes cause your lips to look overfilled or unnatural, and they are not as affordable as a lip flip. Instead of using a filler substance, a lip flip creates an inviting smile by causing the upper lip to curl upward slightly. However, it does not provide the same amount of volume as fillers can. 

Lip flip - Quick Facts

  • Enhances and unfurls the top lip and makes it look fuller
  • Reduces a gummy smile
  • Lasts 3-5 months
  • Costs significantly less than fillers
  • Short treatment time
  • No recovery period

Lip Fillers - Quick Fats

  • Enhance lip volume, projection and shape
  • Last 10-18 months
  • Significantly more expensive than a lip flip treatment
  • Short treatment time
  • Swelling and bruising may be visible for several days

Combining a Lip Flip with Lip Fillers

If you would like the benefits of both treatments, a lip flip and fillers can be done at the same time in our San Diego clinic. The combined results are more long-lasting, as lip fillers used in conjunction with a lip flip give results that last even longer than either treatment by itself. 

Lip flip vs lip surgery (lip lift)

A lip lift surgery is a short procedure that shortens the upper lip with a procedure that includes an incision under the nose, then the removal of a small strip of skin under the nose. The skin is lifted upward, where it is secured with sutures. This causes the upper lip to be enhanced, more symmetrical and fuller. This effect is so long lasting, it can be considered permanent. 

A lip flip achieves similar effects temporarily, but without a surgical procedure. 

Lip flip

  • Enhances and unfurls the top lip and makes it look fuller
  • Reduces a gummy smile
  • Lasts 3-5 months
  • Costs significantly less than fillers
  • Short treatment time
  • No recovery period

Lip lift surgery

  • Reduces the distance between the upper lip and the nose
  • Scar hidden in the natural folds of the skin (the crease under the nose)
  • Enhances and unfurls the top lip, which makes it look fuller
  • Extremely long-lasting results
  • Costs between $4000-$6000
  • Procedure time is 40-60 minutes
  • Requires a 5-7 day recovery period

Lip flip benefits

This popular treatment provides many benefits, including:

  • Lip enhancement without surgery
  • Immediate results
  • A more youthful smile
  • An augmented, fuller, upper lip
  • A more attractive, enhanced smile
  • Reduces smoker’s lines around the mouth
  • Short treatment time
  • No downtime or recovery period needed
  • Cost-effective
  • Boosts confidence 

Lip flip candidates

Ideal candidates for a lip flip in San Diego with Dr. Ataii would like to enhance their smile and boost the volume of their upper lip without surgery or the use of fillers. Lip flip candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are 18 years old or older
  • Are in general good health
  • Have no allergies to neuromodulators such as Botox
  • Would like to resolve a gummy smile, a thin upper lip, and/or vertical lip lines 

Lip flip results and after care

You might feel some tenderness or temporary numbness, or there may be some redness in the upper lip after your treatment. These side effects fade quickly. You can get right back to your usual routine and daily schedule after your treatment. After a couple of days, you’ll be able to see the full extent of the results, and enjoy an enhanced, full attractive upper lip and beautiful smile. Your results will last for 3-4 months.

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Why choose Laser Clinique for my lip flip?

Dr. Ataii has unparalleled credentials as an injector, and has personally performed over 25,000 Botox treatments. Dr. Ataii is a Diamond Injector, and was awarded his Diamond Status from Allergan, the makers of Botox. He ranks in the top .001% of Botox providers nationwide.

Dr. Ataii uses the tiniest needles and the gentlest approach in the industry to eliminate the pain and anxiety of having injections performed. At Laser Clinique in San Diego, we provide outstanding service and beautiful results. Whether you are seeking to boost your smile and your confidence with a lip flip or you’d like to find out what other treatments we have to offer you on your aesthetic journey, we look forward to working with you. Call today for a consultation.

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