Lip Flip or Lip Filler?

what is the difference between a lip flip and lip filler, and which one is right for you?

➡️ A lip flip is a cosmetic procedure in which anti-wrinkle product is injected into the border line of the upper lip. This stops the nerve impulses, which allows the lip to relax and ‘flip’ upwards,  creating the appearance of a fuller upper lip. 


  • A lip flip is great if you just want a natural very soft change in your lips and you are not quite ready for lip filler. Or if you have a thinner or less full top lip than bottom lip, or if your top lip tucks up or disappears when smiling giving you a ‘gummy smile’. 
  • The purpose of a lip flip is to lift your upper lip without adding extra volume, it can help balance out your upper and lower lip. 
  • The effects of the anti-wrinkle injections last around 8-10 weeks and may be more affordable upfront than filler ($79)
  • It also smooths little lines and wrinkles just above the lip so called Smoker’s lines.


  • A lip flip doesn’t actually make your lips fuller, as there is no change to the volume and cannot improve the structure or fill the wrinkles inside the lips.
  • If you are looking for a long-term solution, the results from a lip flip only last a short time when compared to lip filler.

➡️ Lip filler is when dermal filler is injected into the lips and instantly adds volume, plumping the skin and smoothing away any fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.

➡️ Filler is an injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that can be found naturally in our bodies. This means not only do we know that our bodies can tolerate it well, but we can also break down the filler naturally over time. The filler formulation we use also contains a small amount of lidocaine, which is a local anaesthetic that helps to ensure a more comfortable experience both during and after injections.


  • Lip Filler restores what has been lost or adds a natural-looking volume to your lips and gives you instant results that can last a long time like between 8-18months.
  • Lip filler can add fullness to both your top and bottom lip, create more defined structure, lip borders, fix asymmetry.
  •  Lip filler helps to reduce existing fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth resulting in a plump and smooth appearance. 
  • If you don’t like it, you can always dissolve the filler.


  • Over time your lip filler may need topping up as the body eventually breaks it down.
  • Lip filler costs around $320/0.5ml or $450/1ml
  • Although results from lip filler are instant, following your lip injections you may have some temporary swelling and/or bruising that can last up to two weeks. 

Can you get a lip flip and lip filler?

Yes, technically you can have both treatments, either at the same time, or after one another. The lip flip can help to lift and give shape to your upper lip, and the lip filler can then be used to add volume, structure, definition and plump the lips. 

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