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Botox lip flip near me

With today’s emphasis on more defined and prominent lips, there is now an alternative to traditional lip fillers. Lip Flip Botox is becoming more and more popular as an agent that can lead to more pouting of the lips.

What is the Botox lip flip?

Botox lip flip is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that involves injecting Botox into the muscles around the mouth, particularly the orbicularis oris muscle to create the appearance of a fuller, more pronounced upper lip.

Botox is not a filler like Juvederm. It works by weakening the muscle around the mouth( orbicularis Oris), thereby relaxing it which allows for more pouting. The change is more subtle than with Juvederm, but for those who want a mild natural-looking enhancement, it is a perfect alternative.

Botox In The Lip Flip Procedure

The procedure is relatively simple. Botox lip flip takes a few minutes, making it a quick and convenient option for those seeking a subtle enhancement to their lip appearance.

Consultation with doctor

At Park Plaza, we start any procedure with a consultation with Dr. Lefkovits to discuss your goals, expectations, and any concerns you may have. What is also important he will evaluate your facial anatomy, especially the muscles around your lips. 

Preparation for procedure

After the decision to continue with the botox lip flip procedure, the lips area will be cleaned up, and in some cases, numbed cream or topical anesthetic will be applied to minimize potential discomfort.

Botox Injection

After applying a topical anesthetic, Botox is injected with a very fine needle in 5 different areas on the lips( 4 on the upper lip and 1 on the lower lip). The injections are administered precisely to ensure a controlled and even distribution of the neurotoxin. It is completely painless and takes just a few moments.

Post-procedure care 

Following the Botox Lip Flip, there may be some minor swelling or redness at the injection sites, but this usually subsides within a few hours to a day. There is typically no downtime associated with the lip flips, and you can resume normal activities immediately.

Expected Results

Unlike lip fillers, the effect takes 2-3 days to appreciate and lasts about 3 months after which it can be repeated. In some circumstances, patients may want to enhance the result with a lip filler.

Side Effects

Because the dose of Botox injected is so minimal side effects are uncommon aside from possible bruising and swelling. Botox lip flip treatment can cause very mild temporary weakness of the mouth function such as whistling and using a straw. But these, if present, disappear after a few days.

Advantages and disadvantages of Botox lip flip procedure


  • Non-invasive procedure without incision and a prolonged recovery period

  • Subtle Enhancement.
    The procedure provides a natural-looking enhancement to the upper lip without the necessity for filler injections. 

  • Enhance the lip symmetry.
    The Botox Lip Flip can enhance lip symmetry by relaxing the upper lip muscle, resulting in a fuller and more evenly balanced appearance. It is an excellent treatment for those with a gummy smile.

  • Temporary Results.
    It means if someone is not satisfied with the results, the effect of the procedure is momentary, and you can get back your previous look.  

  • Quick procedure with minimal downtime. 


  • Short-Term Results.
    The effect of the Botox Lip Flip generally lasts for only a  few months, requiring repeat treatments for maintenance.

  • Limitless in volume enhancement.
    Even if the procedure makes a fuller upper lip, it can’t add more volume to the lips.

  • Expertise Required.
    It is essential to be aware that the procedure’s success relies heavily on the skill and experience of the doctor. 

Lip Flip Botox Alternative Technique

An alternative technique to the Lip Flip Botox procedure is dermal fillers. Dermal fillers involve injecting a hyaluronic acid-based filler into the upper lip to add volume and create a fuller appearance.

Unlike Botox, which relaxes muscles, dermal fillers physically plump and shape the lips. This technique provides immediate results and typically lasts longer than the effects of Botox, but it requires repeat treatments for maintenance.

Lip Flip Cost

The cost of Botox makes it especially attractive among similar cosmetic procedures. It is much less expensive than fillers, and other lip augmentation procedures. A lip flip usually requires fewer units of Botox lip injections, it is not as expensive as other lip enhancement treatments, or dermal filler procedures.

Who is the perfect candidate for the flip lip procedure?

The ideal candidate for a lip flip procedure must be in good general health, and with realistic expectations from the procedure.

Also, you should have a reasonable amount of lip tissue to work with and relatively symmetrical lips. If you are pursuing a modest, natural-looking improvement in your lip appearance you are good candidates for a lip flip. 

At Park Plaza, we know that each individual’s anatomy and goals are unique, and for these reasons, we offer free consultation to provide you with tailored recommendations based on these factors.

Schedule a Free Botox Lip Flip Consultation Today  

PLEASE CALL 212 750-9494

The best way to decide whether a lip flip is a good cosmetic procedure for you is to schedule a botox lip flip surgery consultation with Dr. George Lefkovits today.

This is your opportunity to talk about the procedure in detail as the surgeon will explain what kind of results could you expect to achieve based on your facial anatomy, skin type, and condition, as well as lifestyle habits.

To learn and schedule an appointment with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery Center in Manhattan, New York. Please call 212 750-9494

If you are interested in enhancing the appearance of your lips, please contact our office to schedule your appointment with our experienced plastic surgeon.

*Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.