How many times can you get a lip flip?

Author: Anna Kunde  |  Last update: Saturday, February 4, 2023

A note from Cleveland Clinic
On average, you need to get a lip flip every two to five months.

How often can I do a lip flip?

Botox lip flip is not a permanent cosmetic procedure. To maintain the results, you'll need to repeat the procedure roughly every 3 to 4 months, or as long as it takes for the effects of the Botox injections to wear off.

How soon can you get another lip flip?

The results of a lip flip are temporary. For most patients, the effects will last up to 12 weeks. You can then have another lip flip procedure immediately afterward. If you want longer-lasting results, you might want to consider a lip lift procedure (surgery) or dermal filler injections.

Can I add more Botox to my lip flip?

Yes, you can absolutely have additional Botox injected if needed. Typically, a smaller dose of Botox is used around the mouth as to not affect your smile or mouth movement and therefore, it may wear off quicker. I recommend addressing your concerns with your injector.

What happens when a lip flip wears off?

It's important to note that lip flips are not permanent. Results last around 2 to 3 months, since only very small amounts of Botox are injected into your lips. Once you start to notice that the effects are wearing off, you can choose to maintain your results by having additional Botox injections.


What are the cons of a lip flip?

What are the cons?
  • If you'd like more volume, your lip flip results may be too subtle.
  • You may have trouble drinking with a straw, spitting, whistling, or pronouncing certain words.
  • It takes several days (longer than lip fillers) to see results.
  • The results wear off in about 3-4 months.

Does a lip flip affect kissing?

As with all injectable treatments, there is some downtime involved after a BOTOX lip flip. According to Dr. Dauwe, all patients should abstain from putting pressure on their lips for 3 – 4 days after their appointment. This includes activities like kissing.

Is 4 units of Botox enough for a lip flip?

While a full syringe of lip filler costs between $500 and $1000, the Botox lip flip typically requires only 4-6 units of Botox, which cost between $10 and $15 each. While Botox to treat an area of facial wrinkles may require as many as 50 units of Botox, a Botox lip flip will likely cost less than $100.

What lasts longer lip flip or filler?

A lip flip will make your lips look fuller without adding additional volume. The result is a subtle enhancement that will last around three months. Lip filler adds volume to your lips and smooths out the lines on your lips. The result is a more dramatic enhancement that can last up to a year.

Does lip flip wear off faster?

Lip flip results are temporary and last about 8 weeks. The effect wears off quicker than other areas where Botox is injected because the amount of Botox used is necessarily small and the lip muscles are particularly active.

Can I get a lip flip every 2 months?

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If your Botox has worn off, you can get it injected again after two months. If it was your first time having that area injected, your injector may have used a more conservative dose.

What not to do after a lip flip?

Botox Lip Flip Aftercare
  • Avoid exercise for 24 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol and nicotine for 24 hours.
  • Don't apply pressure to the treated area.
  • Avoid exposure to the sun and heat.
  • Don't lie down or bend below the waist for four hours.
  • Apply ice packs if the area is swollen.

How long do lip flip results last?

A lip flip lasts for about 2–3 months. It only lasts for a short duration because the upper lip muscle often moves, causing its effects to wear off.

Do you have to keep getting lip flips?

It is important to keep in mind that the Botox lip flip only lasts three to four months, and you'll need to return for treatment about two to three times as often as you would for filler injections.

Do lip flips look more natural?

During a lip flip procedure, your healthcare provider injects Botox into parts of your upper lip. After about a week, the injections make your lip look fuller or “poutier” without adding any volume to your lip. Lip flips generally look more natural than lip fillers.

Can I get a lip flip if I already have filler?

There's no rule against getting both lip fillers and a lip flip! In fact, this two-pronged approach is growing in popularity. You can get a dermal filler in the lower lip and a lip flip above, or maybe you want to add on a lip flip to lip fillers injected a few months ago to enhance the shape and extend the results.

Can lip flip be done on bottom lip?

Unlike other lip flips, the Nurse Shara technique allows for both the top and bottom lips to be flipped to create a kissable pout that does not require the use of filler.

How many syringes do I need for a lip flip?

For fuller lips, patients typically require 0.5-2 syringes of lip filler, however, we only inject . 5-1 syringe at a time.

How many units of Botox for 11s?

On average 25 units of Botox will give your skin by your glabellar a full correction and will remove the 11 lines. The '11 lines' are the glabellar lines in between your eyes and eyebrows.

What is a Russian lip flip?

The Russian technique accentuates the cupid's bow to resemble a heart-shape by injecting additional volume and lift into the center of the lips, while the sides still remain relatively in line with the face. The result is doll-like while still appearing naturally full and plump.

Does a lip flip change your nose?

The upper lip's skin and the nose's base are very closely linked. As such, if a plastic surgeon doesn't have the appropriate skills or experience, a lip lift can distort the appearance of the nose, particularly the base and the nostrils. However, this only occurs when a lip lift is done poorly.

Does a lip flip make your smile weird?

Done incorrectly or performed on unsuitable patients, a Botox lip flip can easily impact the integrity of the lip structure and affect how you talk, smile, etc.

Does a lip flip look good on everyone?

As with any surgical procedure, not everyone's smile is suitable for a lip flip – even those who may be good candidates for lip fillers. "The ideal patient is someone who has a hyperactive muscle around their mouth that causes their upper lip to turn in or pull up dramatically when they smile," Dr. Amalfi says.

How many units is a lip flip?

If you're interested in having lip flips, you'll need around 4-6 units. If you aim for plumper lips, Botox is best paired with dermal fillers. With just a few simple injections, our providers can erase your wrinkles and fine lines in no time with Botox. Call us today to book your appointment.

Can you drink from a straw after a lip flip?

You can carefully eat or drink shortly after your lip flip procedure. However, take care not to eat any messy foods that may cause you to wipe your face or lips for at least three days. Avoid using drinking straws or smoking for at least three days. Puckering or contracting your lips may cause the Botox® to migrate.

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