In a rapid-fire round of beauty word association, Botox will most likely conjure images of smooth foreheads and vanishing wrinkles. Since it was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox has become the go-to injectable treatment for combating wrinkles and fine lines. But lately, it’s also gaining popularity through a subtle procedure in the lip augmentation family: the Botox lip flip.
WHAT’S A LIP FLIP?
As Lara Devgan, a top board-certified cosmetic surgeon in New York City, explains it, lip flips are a procedure in which neuromodulators (usually Botox) are injected in infinitesimal quantities at the corners of the mouth and near the Cupid’s bow. All in all, a standard lip flip procedure takes less than ten minutes. Over the following weeks, it gently unfurls thin lips to make them appear large and full.
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