Lip Filler vs. Lip Flip: Which One Is for You?

August 16, 2022 Tags:

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The Botox® lip flip has been gaining popularity lately, leaving many wondering whether they should go for the lip flip or traditional lip filler. The aesthetic treatment that is best for you heavily relies on your own anatomy and aesthetic goals.

Recently, New Beauty spoke to experts about the differences between the two popular aesthetic treatments. While many still associate lip filler with the dramatic results that were popular a decade ago, the right plastic surgeon can deliver natural-looking results with lip filler, or a Botox lip flip, and sometimes a combination of the two.

Lip Filler

Lip filler is the best route for those who have lip lines, already have a desirable lip shape, or have some teeth showing when smiling slightly. This option is also great for those looking for voluminous, long-lasting, dramatic results. Lip filler plumps the lips, while a lip flip is more about vertical exposure of lip structure. Lip filler can last 12 – 18 months, while lip flips last 4 – 6 weeks. The lip can only flip so much, so if dramatic results are your end goal, lip filler is your best bet. Filler enhances the look of what’s already there, while a lip flip is more suited for those who are missing the shape they’d like.

Lip Flip

A lip flip is best suited to you if you’re looking for more surface area on your lips. Delray Beach, Florida, facial plastic surgeon Miguel Mascaró, MD, says a lip flip is great for patients whose lips are flat or inside their mouth.

“The flip simply turns more of the colored lip area upward and outward,” explains Palo Alto, California, facial plastic surgeon David M. Lieberman, MD.

Lip Flip + Lip Filler

The combination approach of a lip flip with lip filler is best for patients with thin upper lips or lips that almost disappear when they smile. This approach can create more of a lip shape that filler can then be plumped up. This approach is all about bringing balance to the face.

Surgical Lip Lift

A surgical lip lift may be the best option for you if you have a long upper lip (the area between the nose and mouth). A trusted provider can determine if this is the best option for your anatomy and desired look.

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