How Much Does A Lip Flip Procedure Cost?

Even though we were rarely leaving our house in 2020, the pandemic caused a big change in the botox industry: it became uber-popular. A report on plastic surgery statistics during that year shows that there were 15.5 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2020, with most of them being minimally invasive.

One of those popular procedures was (and is) a lip flip. According to Healthline, a lip flip is a quick, in-office procedure that involves a medical professional inserting Botox into your upper lip, or as it's more rightly called, your Cupid's bow. As your muscles relax from the injections, your inner lip flips upward, causing your lips to look fuller.

This trend for full lips picked up steam in 2015, thanks to makeup influencers such as Kylie Jenner, who has become synonymous with the full pout, lip kit look. According to Dazed Digital, after she told the public about her lip procedure, the internet went wild searching for lip fillers and the desire for plump lips has only increased since then. But how much, exactly, does this procedure cost?

A lip flip procedure is a more affordable cosmetic option

The price of Botox can vary. In fact, how much you pay for a Botox treatment can depend on a number of factors, including where you receive the service and from who (a certified plastic surgeon versus a medical spa), per Cosmopolitan. But overall, you should expect to pay about $19 to $25 per unit, so the bigger the area you want done, the more expensive it will be.

To put it more simply, getting Botox injections in your forehead could cost between $250 and $600, while smaller areas — like crows feet or lips — won't hit your wallet as hard. If you are looking for fuller lips, you can expect to pay between $80 and $500 for a lip flip procedure, per Healthline. This is a pretty big range in price, so make sure you do your research before committing. According to Women's Health, many places charge by unit, while others charge a flat fee for the procedure, so make sure you know what you are getting into before signing up.

What to expect from a lip flip

While a lip flip is nonsurgical and quite simple (in fact, per Healthline, it only takes about 10 to 20 minutes), there is still a risk when it comes to any type of cosmetic procedure. Most people opt for a lip flip to achieve fuller lips, but you may also choose this procedure to reduce wrinkles around your mouth and cover up your gums when you smile (via Cleveland Clinic).

Before you can get a lip flip done, your doctor will go over your health, ensuring you are well suited for the procedure. According to the Cleveland Clinic, most doctors will advise you to stop drinking, smoking, and even taking aspirin a week before the lip flip will be performed. On the day of the procedure, your doctor will inject your upper lip and the corners of your mouth with Botox. After a quick monitoring, you will be sent home, told to keep ice on your lips and avoid kissing, straws, and applying any lip products. The end results should last, on average, about two to five months. Pucker up!