Women & Men

Lip flip

Add lip height and prevent your top lip thinning when you smile with a lip flip.
Simple and safe, this treatment is a great option if you want a subtle lip augmentation, or to complement your lip filler. It’s also great for first timers, who aren’t quite ready for a more comprehensive lip enhancement.

Treatment takes 5 mins. No downtime.

Mild discomfort. Strong numbing used.

Result within 1-2 weeks.

To maintain look, revisit every 2-3 months.


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Treatment info

What the treatment can do

Small top lip? Thins when you smile? Want to enhance your lips, but not ready for filler? Look no further than a lip flip.

This treatment adds lip height and prevents thinning without adding volume. It relaxes the muscles of your upper and lower lips, reducing the natural tension that causes lip thinning. It’s a great option if you aren’t ready for lip filler, or want to complement your lip filler result.

If you’re considering a lip flip, then get in touch with us to see if it’s right for you. Our experienced medical professionals are here to help. We will listen to your concerns, and design a personalised lip treatment plan tailored to your unique preferences.


Enjoy the benefits of a lip flip done by expert clinicians at Cosmetic Connection:

  • Increases vertical height of the upper and lower lips
  • Softens vertical upper lip lines (often referred to as smoker’s lines)
  • Reduces upper lip thinning when smiling

A lip flip is a simple, quick and convenient procedure. It’s ideal if you aren’t ready for fillers, or want to complement your lip filler result.


A lip flip is a great option for anyone chasing fuller lips that don’t thin when smiling. It can be done as a standalone treatment, or to complement results achieve with lip fillers.


To ensure your lip flip goes to plan, follow our preparation guidelines:

  • Remove all makeup immediately before your appointment
  • Avoid consuming excessive alcohol within 24 hours of your appointment
  • Refrain from intense exercise immediately before your appointment


After your lip flip, proper aftercare is crucial for optimal healing and results:

  • You may notice a very slight weakness to the lip when pursing your lips as the treatment takes effect. This generally resolves quickly on its own.
  • Avoid makeup, excessive alcohol and intense exercise until the following day
  • Refrain from applying pressure to the treated areas for 4 hours
  • Gently apply a wrapped ice pack to the injection sites to minimise swelling and bruising


Enjoy lips that look fuller, and that don’t curl under when you smile with results seen in just 2 weeks. The effect slowly fades over 2-3 months, and you can repeat the treatment as needed.

Further enhance your lips by combining your lip flip with lip fillers for your dream pout.

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    We will perform your treatment safely and effectively by adhering to the latest evidence-based protocols and techniques.

    We take the time to understand your aesthetic goals, allowing us to deliver a result that is aligned with your expectations.

    After your treatment we welcome you to schedule a complimentary follow-up appointment to review your result.

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    We want to answer any possible questions you may have.

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    Cosmetic Connection is a dedicated lip flip clinic in Melbourne and Sydney. Our clinic excels in providing a first-class service, and our cosmetic doctors are some of the most experienced in the country.

    We offer a purely bespoke approach to lip flip injections in Sydney and Melbourne, and will work with you to understand your concerns and develop a bespoke treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals.

    If you want tailored lip flip treatment in Sydney and Melbourne, choose the cosmetic doctors at Cosmetic Connection.

    A lip flip uses anti-wrinkle injections to give your upper and/or lower lips more vertical height.

    A lip flip works relaxes the obicularis oris muscle of your upper and lower lips. This reduces the tension applied to your lips, giving them a fuller appearance without changing the volume. It also reduces top lip thinning when smiling.

    A lip flip uses anti-wrinkle injections to relax the obicularis oris muscle. This increases the height of your lips without changing the volume. A lip flip takes 2 weeks to work, and lasts 2-3 months on average.

    Lip filler adds volume to the body and border of your upper and lower lips. It improves lip proportions, changes lip shape, improves symmetry and adds hydration. Lip filler lasts 12-24 months on average, gives an immediate result and can be reversed.

    Yes, a lip flip can be performed at the same time as lip fillers.

    A lip flip is a great option if you:

    • Have a small top or bottom lip
    • Notice your lips look thin when you smile
    • Are interested in lip filler, but want to try a conservative option first
    • Show too much gum when smiling, and gummy smile injections alone are not sufficient
    • Have volumised your lips with filler, and want a slightly fuller look without more volume

    Yes, a lip flip is not just for treating a thin top lip. We can treat your bottom lip with a lip flip to increase the vertical height.

    A lip flip is a very simple procedure.

    We first clean, mark, and numb your lips.

    Using tiny needles, we place muscle relaxing product along your top or bottom lip.

    A lip flip takes less than 1 minute to perform.

    A lip flip has a slight sting because lips are more sensitive. The discomfort only lasts a second during the actual injection.

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, we use strong numbing to ensure your lip flip is as comfortable as possible.

    A lip flip starts to work in 3-4 days, with the final result seen in 2 weeks.

    A lip flip lasts 2-3 months on average.

    To prepare for your lip flip, follow our preparation guidelines:

    • Cease all supplements 1 week before your treatment (unless taking for medical reasons)
    • Avoid excessive alcohol for 24 hours before your treatment
    • Attend your appointment without makeup

    After your lip flip there may be slight redness and swelling at the injection sites. These usually settle within 60 minutes.

    A lip flip is a safe treatment.

    Visiting an experienced, doctor-led clinic is the best way to ensure that your lip flip is performed as safely as possible.

    The main side effects of a lip flip are mild redness and swelling that will resolve very quickly after your treatment.

    A rare risk of a lip flip is mild lip weakness. This resolves on its own in a few weeks in the unlikely event it occurs.

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