If you’ve always wanted full, beautiful lips, you’re in luck. A lip flip is a wonderful way to enhance your lips in a minimally invasive manner. At Beautique Medical in Knoxville, Tennessee, we can use this aesthetic technique to make your lips look fuller and more symmetrical. Read on to learn more about this fantastic cosmetic treatment.
What’s the Best Way to Get a Lip Flip?
A lip flip is a minimally invasive treatment that improves the appearance of your lips. As its name implies, this treatment will cause your top lip to turn upward. This change will make your lips look poutier and more voluminous.
At Beautique Medical Anti-Aging, we perform lip flips using the innovative Nurse Shara method. This fantastic technique is the best way to get beautiful, natural-looking lips. We perform two types of lip enhancements using this method: the Key Hole Pout and the MiniPout. Although both of these treatments use the Nurse Shara technique to enhance your appearance, each treatment will produce different results.
Key Hole Pout
To give you a Key Hole Pout, we will inject Botox and a dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid into your treatment area. Once you achieve the full benefits of this treatment, your bottom lip will be more prominent and your upper lip will be turned upward. This cosmetic treatment will significantly improve the appearance of your lips.
If you want to enhance your lips in a more subtle way, you are likely to benefit from receiving a MiniPout. This treatment is a fantastic way to create more moderate changes in the appearance of your lips. This technique uses Botox and a dermal filler to enhance your lips in a restrained, subtle manner. To accomplish this goal, we will use a dermal filler that contains low-density spheres of hyaluronic acid. We will also inject a smaller amount of filler into your lips.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
This innovative lip augmentation method provides many unique benefits.
This aesthetic treatment produces very sophisticated results. Since your improvements will look natural, your friends, co-workers, and family members won’t realize that you’re received a cosmetic treatment. Instead, they might think that you’re wearing a new lipstick or using a different skincare routine.
An Easy Process
Some cosmetic procedures and treatments take a very long time to complete. You might have to receive multiple treatment sessions or go through a long procedure with a difficult recovery period.
Fortunately, you won’t have to deal with these issues when you use this lip augmentation method. Instead of going through an invasive procedure, you’ll enhance your lips during a quick, outpatient appointment. Since this treatment has minimal downtime, you don’t need to take a lengthy break from your exercise routine, job, or other activities.
A Customized Process
We will adjust your fillers and Botox injections to meet your cosmetic goals. For instance, if you would like your lips to be very voluminous, we can use larger amounts of filler to achieve this look. Alternatively, we can use less filler to create more subtle changes. Further, we can use this treatment to correct vertical lip lines, adjust the shape of asymmetrical lips, and balance the size of your upper and lower lips.
How Does This Treatment Improve My Lips?
This treatment uses Botox and dermal fillers to enhance your lips in a natural-looking manner.
Botox is a neuromodulator that contains a protein called botulinum toxin. This protein stops your nerves from telling your muscles to contract. During your treatment, we will inject this product into your orbicularis oris muscle. This muscle surrounds your mouth and affects the movement of your lips.
As this product enters your treatment area, the active ingredient in the solution will relax your orbicularis oris muscle. As your muscle reacts to the product, your upper lip will flip up, and your lips will look larger and more attractive.
We will also use dermal fillers during your treatment. Two of the fillers that we commonly use during this cosmetic technique, Juvéderm XC and Volbella XC, use hyaluronic acid to enhance your features. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that helps your skin stay hydrated, voluminous, and youthful-looking. Since this substance is naturally found in your skin, it is a gentle ingredient that is usually well-tolerated. Further, this ingredient is excellent at adding volume to your face.
Depending on your aesthetic goals, we will use your chosen filler to increase the size of your lips, change their shape, or make them look more symmetrical. To accomplish these tasks, we may inject the filler into one or both of your lips. You may also receive injections around the corners of your mouth.
What Type of Dermal Filler Should I Receive During My Treatment?
This is a very personalized treatment, and the type of dermal filler that we select will depend on your cosmetic objectives, the structure of your lips, and other factors.
Before you receive your treatment, you’ll have an initial consultation with us. During this meeting, we will discuss your aesthetic desires and objectives in great depth. We will also examine your lips.
We will use the information that we gathered during your initial consultation to select a dermal filler for you. Depending on your goals, we may advise you to use more than one filler during your treatment. For example, we may inject different products into your top and bottom lips.
A Variety of Options
Our range of dermal fillers includes Juvéderm XC and Volbella XC. Although these are both hyaluronic-acid based fillers, these products provide different results.
If you are looking for a subtle effect, we will probably advise you to use Volbella XC. This filler is able to provide a moderate increase in your lip size. We can also use this product to minimize vertical lines, commonly called smoker’s lines, on your lips. If you would like to achieve a more dramatic change in your lips, we are likely to advise you to use a different dermal filler in the Juvéderm collection.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
Since this treatment is minimally invasive, you don’t have to do very much to prepare for your appointment. However, you should follow a few simple rules before you receive your injections.
For four days before your treatment, you should drink plenty of water and take arnica montana four times a day. Arnica is an herbal supplement that is used to treat a variety of health conditions. During your initial consultation, we will give you more information about how to take this supplement.
Starting three days before your appointment, you should stop using topical retinoid products. You should also stop taking any medications, supplements, or other substances that might thin your blood. In particular, you should not drink alcohol. You should also avoid taking fish oil supplements and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
What Will My Appointment Be Like?
This lip augmentation technique is minimally invasive and straightforward. You’ll be able to drive yourself to your home or office after your treatment is complete.
A Comfortable Process
If you’ve never received injections before, you might feel nervous as we begin your treatment. Fortunately, this type of lip augmentation is very gentle, and you won’t need to use general anesthesia during your treatment.
We will use a fine needle to perform your injections, and you will feel at ease throughout your appointment. Further, many of our Juvéderm products include lidocaine. This is a local anesthetic that will numb your skin and make your injections more comfortable.
Receiving Your Injections
We will inject Botox into a muscle above your upper lip. Receiving Botox in this area will relax this muscle and encourage your upper lip to roll upward. We will also inject your chosen dermal filler into various locations in and around your lips. The locations of your injection sites will be customized to fit your aesthetic goals and preferences.
What Will My Recovery Period Be Like?
This treatment has minimal recovery time, and you don’t need to schedule time off from your job or your responsibilities at home. That said, you can help your body recover by following some easy aftercare rules.
For the next six hours, you should not put pressure on your treatment area. For the next twenty-four hours, you should not put your head underwater. In particular, you should not take a bath or use pools and hot tubs. You may take a shower during this time.
For the next three days, you should not drink alcohol or take fish oil supplements and blood-thinning medications. You also should not use retinoid skincare products. Further, you should try to avoid engaging in vigorous exercise or drinking large amounts of caffeine for the next four days. During this time, you should drink ample amounts of water instead.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The longevity of your changes will depend on how much product we used during your treatment, how your body responds to your injections, and other factors. That said, your improvements may last for up to two months.
Taking good care of your lips may increase the duration of your results. To preserve your benefits, you should drink ample amounts of water and use high-quality skincare products. In addition to living a healthy lifestyle, you can maintain your attractive new look by getting maintenance treatments. Although your maintenance schedule will be customized, it’s common to get touch-up injections every two months.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Lip Enhancement Technique?
If you are a healthy adult, you’re probably a good candidate for this lip augmentation technique. Since this technique is minimally invasive, your body is likely to respond well to this treatment.
That said, some health conditions can prevent you from using this treatment. For instance, you cannot use Botox if you have an allergy to botulinum toxin or if you have had a negative reaction to other botulinum toxin-based products like Xeomin or Dysport. Further, some nerve and muscle conditions can prevent you from using Botox. Similarly, you cannot use certain types of dermal fillers if you have an allergy to lidocaine or to gram-positive bacterial proteins.
During your initial consultation, you should tell us about any allergies or health conditions that you have. We will use this information to decide whether you can use this cosmetic treatment. In some cases, we may be able to work around your allergy or condition. For instance, if you have an allergy to lidocaine, we can use a dermal filler that does not contain this substance.
Enhance Your Lips
Plumping your lips is easy. A lip flip can give you fuller, more symmetrical lips in a quick, minimally invasive manner. To learn more about this fantastic cosmetic technique, contact us at Beautique Medical in Knoxville, Tennessee for an initial consultation today.