Is the Lip Flip the New Filler?
Kylie Jenner is potentially responsible for lip fillers becoming mainstream, and there's no denying that use of injectables is becoming more normalised in beauty circles. So when we heard about a new process called a "Lip Flip", our interest was piqued.
According to Allure, the "Botox Lip Flip" is a procedure where Botox is administered into muscles surrounding the mouth, resulting in a more pronounced pout. When you consider that filler floods the inside of the lip with stabilised hyaluronic acid, the Lip Flip procedure is a very different approach to attaining the lips you wish you were born with.
Intrigued? Keep reading.
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dara Liotta told Allure while filler adds volume to make the lip seem larger, you can use Botox to relax the muscles around your mouth, and roll your lip outward (flipping it). So, the procedure causes your lips to turn up or down, creating the illusion of a fuller, more voluminous pout without actually needing to, you know, pout.
It goes without saying, but as with any cosmetic procedure, you need to be cautious and see a recommended professional. As it is a paralysing toxin, too much Botox can cause your mouth to stop moving effectively.
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