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Lip Flip in Manchester and Cheshire

Lip Flip Vs Traditional Lip Fillers. An In-Depth Guide to Enhancing Your Smile

In the ever-evolving world of cosmetic enhancements, achieving a fuller, more aesthetically pleasing smile is a common goal for many. Among the various procedures available, the Lip Flip has emerged as a popular, minimally invasive option. At CLNQ in Cheshire & Manchester Lip Flip procedures offer a subtle enhancement to the lips, providing a fuller smile without the volume added by traditional lip fillers. Lip fillers can make the lips look too full, often described as a duck lip appearance.

What is a Lip Flip?

A Lip Flip is a procedure that uses a small dose of botulinum toxin (known by brands like Botox, Azzalure, or Dysport) to enhance the upper lip. While lip fillers physically enhance volume, a Lip Flip is a more subtle technique that relaxes the muscles around the mouth. This relaxation allows the top lip to curl upward and outward, giving the appearance of fuller lips without increasing its volume significantly.

What alternatives exist to Lip Flip treatment?

The Lip Flip is a simple and quick procedure that helps give a subtle and temporary enhancement to the lips. There are alternative options, including lip filler, to provide more volume. Surgical options can include a lip lift procedure to help shorten the length of the upper lip and help evert the upper lip, giving a more youthful look. This can be a longer term solution as compared to the Lip Flip.

How is a Lip Flip performed?

The Lip Flip procedure is relatively quick and straightforward. Our doctor or nurse will inject a small dosage of botulinum toxin into the orbicularis oris muscle, which is the muscle that controls the movement of the mouth and lips. By targeting specific areas of this muscle, the injections cause the lip to "flip" upwards, thereby increasing the visibility of the upper lip. The entire process typically takes about 10 to 20 minutes. It is performed in our CQC-registered clinic, and no anaesthesia is required.

How long will a Lip Flip Last?

The results of this treatment are temporary. Typically, the effects last between two to four months.

With a Lip Flip Manchester & Cheshire patients can experience the longevity of their results vary depending on several factors, including the individual's metabolism, the quantity of botulinum toxin used, and how actively they use their facial muscles.

How much does Lip Flip treatment cost?

The cost of a Lip Flip can vary based on the product, amount, and experience of the injector. At CLNQ, the price for the Lip Flip with our doctors is £150 per session.

What risks can come with a Lip Flip treatment?

Lip Flips are minimally invasive procedures, but as with any medical treatment, there are some possible side effects to consider. These include:

  • Asymmetry: Improper injection techniques can lead to uneven results.
  • Difficulty in Moving Lips: Some patients may experience difficulty in speaking, drinking, or moving their lips after the procedure.
  • Muscle Weakness: Over-relaxation of the muscles around the lips can occur, affecting lip function.
  • Bruising and Swelling: These are common side effects and typically subside after a few days following treatment.
  • Allergic Reactions: While rare, patients may occasionally experience allergic reactions to the botulinum toxin.


The Lip Flip is a desirable option for those looking to subtly enhance their smile. Its minimally invasive nature and relatively low cost make it an attractive alternative to more invasive procedures like lip fillers. However, the temporary results and potential risks highlight the importance of choosing a skilled and experienced doctor or nurse. By understanding the nuances of the treatment, you can make an informed decision that aligns with your aesthetic goals and expectations. Always ensure that any cosmetic procedure is performed by a licensed professional to maximize the potential benefits and minimize risks.

Lip Flip Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Lip Flip better than Lip Fillers?

The choice between a Lip Flip and lip fillers depends on the desired outcome. A Lip Flip offers a more subtle enhancement, while fillers provide more volume and definition.

Will I be able to wear lipstick after the Lip Flip procedure?

Yes, you can apply lipstick and other lip products after the procedure. However, it's advisable to wait a few hours after the procedure to avoid any interference with the treatment.

Are the results of a Lip Flip immediate?

The effects begin to appear within two to four days after the treatment, with full results visible within one to two weeks.

How often can I have a Lip Flip?

You can have the treatment every three to four months, depending on how long the effects last for you personally. It's essential to follow your doctor or nurse's advice on the frequency of treatments.

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