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Suite 413, 29-31 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153

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1300 373 662


Lip Flip

Many women and men are seeking to have fuller-looking lips without the use of volumising products. At Bella Plastic Surgery, we offer non-surgical treatment that specifically target the upper lip muscles, allowing the upper lip to gently roll outwards, resulting in a subtle lip flip.


A non-surgical lip flip treatment is different to lip augmentation treatment. The lip flip treatment aims to enhance the appearance of the lips by exposing more of the upper lip which creates a temporary illusion of fuller lips.


The muscles around the mouth increase the upper lip to invert. We use products that inhibit the neurotransmitters, responsible for causing the upper lip muscle contraction.

The lip flip treatment can be an ideal option for patients who are seeking a very subtle enhancement to their lips.


The lip flip treatment in a non-invasive procedure is typically quick and minimally invasive.  Results generally last for several weeks to a couple of months, depending on the amount of product being administered and individual factors such as muscle activity and metabolism.

If you cease the treatments, your muscles will return to normal, and your upper lip will return to its original state.


Normal activities can be resumed soon after your lip flip treatment. However, you should avoid strenuous exercise or massaging the area for the first 24 hours after treatment.


Every non-surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand these risks and the possible complications associated. Majority of patients do not experience the following, but you should discuss each with your physician to ensure you understand.   

Common side effects may occur immediately or may be delayed.    

Pain, burning, stinging, bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site; local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids or eyebrows; swollen eyelids, skin tightness, itching or aching forehead, headaches, nausea and/or flu like symptoms.                                                                   

Although exceedingly rare, in some cases the effect of the product may be observed beyond the site of injection and the following symptoms may occur – loss of strength and muscle weakness, drooping of upper eyelid, double or blurred vision, trouble speaking, constipation, aspiration and trouble swallowing.  These symptoms can happen hours to weeks after treatment and are more likely to occur in patients treated with high doses or who have underlying conditions that would predispose to the above.


The following are very common side effects after treatment and should resolve with time.  

  • Swelling at puncture sites   
  • Bruising 
  • Redness at puncture sites  
  • Tenderness   
  • Tightness  
  • You may experience a mild headache; Paracetamol may be taken if required.    

Final Results  

You may notice the effects of your treatment within two – four days.  It can take up to 14 days for the full effect. You may require further treatments to achieve your desired results.   


Please contact the clinic immediately 1300 373 662 if you experience any inflammatory reaction and/or side effect.  If necessary, additional treatments, medications and/or surgery may be necessary.   

  • If out of hours, please attend your local medical centre or emergency department
  • You may return to your normal activities (including driving immediately post treatment)  
  • We advise no strenuous exercise or alcohol for 24 hours  
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure and extreme temperatures for at least 2 weeks post treatment 

Avoid touching or massaging the treatment area. Avoid facials, waxing, chemical peels, IPL, laser or any other skin treatments for at least 2 weeks after treatment. 

As part of your post-treatment care plan, you will be provided with verbal and written post-treatment instructions.