At Ethos Aesthetics & Wellness, we leverage artistic eye and technical skill to perform lip flip procedures that beautifully enhance patients’ smiles.
This increasingly popular minimally invasive treatment subtly reshapes the upper lip using dermal filler injections along the vermilion border. When performed by an expert aesthetic physician like Dr. Hardik Soni, a lip flip can deliver transformative yet natural-looking results.
In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about getting a lip flip with filler. We’ll discuss how it works, ideal candidates, the procedure, results timeline, cost, side effects, combinations with other treatments, finding the right provider, and FAQs.
A lip flip relies on precise injections of hyaluronic acid fillers along the upper lip’s vermilion border. This is the sharp demarcation between the lighter skin of the lip and the surrounding facial skin.
The filler adds subtle volume to flip the upper lip upwards by everting (flipping out) the orbicularis oris muscle. This muscle allows us to purse and pucker our lips. With a lip flip, the lip’s border angles up for a more defined yet understated cupid’s bow.
This also reveals more of the upper front teeth, reducing a gummy smile. The effect is a pleasantly plump lip with a delicate lift that looks like a miniature lip augmentation. Unlike lip fillers that target the body of the lips themselves, a lip flip focuses solely on the upper vermilion border.
Ideal lip flip candidates include:
Lip flip patients should have reasonable expectations for the technique’s subtle effects. While transformative in the right hands, a flip does not drastically change your appearance, flip the entire lip, or act as a full surgical lip lift.
Dr. Soni ensures prospective patients understand the modest enhancements possible before proceeding. An in-person consultation is ideal for evaluating candidacy.
At Ethos, we implement strict protocols for safe, effective lip flip procedures yielding beautiful results. Here is what you can expect:
In skilled hands like Dr. Soni’s, a lip flip requires an average of 1-2 syringes of subtle filler. The entire appointment typically takes 30 minutes or less. You can then return refreshed to your day with minimal downtime.
Lip flip recovery is quick and comfortable compared to surgery. Here’s what to expect:
With Dr. Soni’s expert technique, lip flips require minimal downtime for rapid real-world results. Proper aftercare also optimizes your outcome.
In the right provider’s capable hands, a lip flip can produce refined yet understated enhancement. The average results patients can expect include:
The lip flip results emerge gradually over 2-4 weeks as swelling subsides. While understated, the enhancements make a noticeable yet natural difference patients appreciate.
The cost of a lip flip primarily depends on:
Overall, expect an investment of approximately $900-$1500 to start for a quality lip flip. Optimal results and longevity come from choosing a top injector rather than bargain shopping. This ensures the most refinement from each syringe.
When performed correctly by an expert injector, lip flips have minimal risks and side effects. These may include:
Choosing an acclaimed injector like Dr. Soni greatly mitigates these risks. He uses meticulous injection methods and conservative filler amounts for beautiful, understated outcomes and high patient satisfaction.
A lip flip pairs well with other facial rejuvenation treatments for enhanced, synergistic effects. Popular combinations include:
Strategically adding a lip flip to traditional lip injections can further define, support, and lift the VERMILION BORDER for more pronounced augmentation effects. The dual procedures complement each other beautifully.
Botox can provide a temporary lip flip by relaxing the orbicularis muscle. However, HA filler creates a more lasting, molded effect.
A lip flip’s proportion-enhancing effects complement those of non-surgical nose jobs using dermal fillers. Together, they can harmonize the mid and lower face.
Chin filler adds projection, while a lip flip provides lift. Combining the two can achieve a facially slimming effect.
A lip flip balances upper facial rejuvenation from jawline contouring using neuromodulators or filler for a complete transformation.
HA filler facelifts can restore facial volume and contours. A lip flip provides targeted rejuvenation of the upper mouth area to finish the refreshed look.
Dr. Soni frequently combines treatments for maximized improvements tailored to patients’ unique facial aesthetics and beauty goals. Schedule a consultation to learn more.
Choosing an expert lip flip specialist is the most crucial step for stunning outcomes. We recommend selecting a board-certified facial plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist like Dr. Soni. Warning signs of an under qualified provider include:
No, a lip flip does not significantly augment or volumize the lips. It is ideal for subtly enhancing the upper lip border versus the fullness of the lips themselves. For plumping and volume, standard lip injections are required.
Patients report little to no pain during the procedure thanks to effective numbing creams. Any discomfort felt is mild. Dr. Soni also checks in regularly on your comfort.
A lip flip’s effects gradually resolve over 6-12 months as the smooth hyaluronic acid filler slowly absorbs. Maintenance injections every 6-12 months can sustain your refreshed lip profile.
Yes, hyaluronidase dissolving enzyme can safely break down and remove HA filler if you are unsatisfied with your lip flip results. This quickly restores your original lip anatomy with no lasting effects.
Absolutely. A lip flip lays the ideal foundation for makeup and lip plumping products to further amplify your results. Take your new lip profile to the next level.
When properly injected by a specialist like Dr. Soni, a conservative lip flip will not cause permanent changes or damage your lip tissue. Effects are temporary and reversible.
Yes, you can safely receive a lip flip without any dental work present. The injections only interact with the soft lip tissue, not teeth or implants.
Some mild settling of the lifted lip edge is normal in the first 2 weeks as swelling resolves. Avoid exaggerated lip movements during this time. Proper technique prevents extreme dispersion.
Yes, the two services work synergistically. Botox relaxes the muscle for reduced smoker’s line wrinkling, while filler everts and lifts the edge. Combination treatments are popular.
If asymmetry is mild, strategic filler placement can help balance the lips. Marked asymmetry may benefit from additional options like lip implants. Discuss goals at your consultation.
We recommend avoiding lip plumpers for 2 weeks after injections to allow proper healing first. Over-plumping too soon could disturb settling. After 2 weeks, lip plumping devices are fine based on comfort.
There is no definitive minimum age, but lip filler is best suited for fully developed lips in late adolescence/early adulthood. Individual factors determine maturity. Book a consultation to assess your needs.
A lip flip offers understated yet impactful rejuvenation and can balance facial features beautifully. With an expert injector, it subtly lifts and defines the upper lip with no downtime. To determine if you could benefit from this rising treatment, schedule an appointment online or call us at (908) 628-1916. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.