Ask An Injector: What is a Botox Lip Flip?

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Ask An Injector: What is a Botox Lip Flip?

Full, youthful lips are always in style—and lip plumping is one of our most popular uses for dermal fillers. However, not everyone who wants their lips to look fuller necessarily wants or needs fillers to achieve their desired effect.

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If you thought BOTOX® is just good for forehead/brow wrinkles and hyperhidrosis, think again! Many people don’t realize it, but there are actually several uses for Botox when it comes to addressing common cosmetic lip concerns that filler injections or surgical lip procedures cannot.

Botox Lip Flip in Southlake | How it Works

Have you heard of the Botox “lip flip?” To perform one, our injectors precisely place a few units of Botox along the upper lip muscle, near the border, to relax and “flip” or roll back the lip to make more of the upper lip visible. This creates a fuller, plumper, but natural-appearing upper lip. 

If you feel your upper lip disappears when you smile, you have a gummy smile, or lip fillers don’t quite give you all the volume you want, a Botox lip flip in Southlake at Southlake Plastic Surgery & Med Spa might be exactly what you need! 

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Other uses for Botox in and around the lips

Downturned mouth

Some of our patients feel self-conscious about a naturally downturned mouth that gives the appearance of a frown while making a neutral face. To soften the appearance, we can place Botox into the depressor muscle that pulls down the corners of the mouth. When this muscle relaxes, it eases the radius of your natural frown and improves your overall facial expression. 

Wrinkles and lines around the mouth

Your lips have thin skin, and they’re almost constantly stretching or in motion. When you laugh, talk, smile, frown, kiss, smoke, eat, or drink through a straw, you create expression lines and wrinkles on and around your lips that develop naturally over time. 

When strategically placed around the mouth, Botox softens many of these expression lines and wrinkles, resulting in smoother, more youthful-looking lips. 

Let our team of beauty specialists in Southlake help you achieve your goals

Southlake Plastic Surgery & Med Spa provides the best plastic surgery and medical aesthetics procedures in Dallas, Ft. Worth, and surrounding areas. 

Our expert team of talented aesthetic professionals is here to help you look and feel your best. 

Additionally, our medical director and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Mason, heads ourAAAASF-accredited plastic surgery center in Dallas. He has been helping patients for over 20 years and holds surgical privileges at several hospitals in the Dallas area. 

Contact us to learn about your options and schedule a one-on-one consultation to determine the best course of action to treat your concerns.

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