We all have certain aspects of our appearance that bother us. For many, that irritating feature is a gummy smile. They look in the mirror and at photos and dislike how much space their gums occupy when compared to their lips.
Luckily, there is a solution for this: the BOTOX® lip flip for gummy smiles.
Tired of seeing more gum than lip when you smile? A BOTOX lip flip might be the right solution for you.
What Is a Lip Flip?
A lip flip is a quick, in-office procedure that uses BOTOX to enhance the upper lip and correct a gummy smile. With just a few strategically placed injections in the orbicularis oris muscle, BOTOX can cause the upper lip to relax and roll very slightly upward. This results in an upper lip that appears to be fuller and more defined.
How Does This Address a Gummy Smile?
In most cases, when someone complains of a gummy smile, what they mean is that the ratio of gums showing to lip is higher than they want it to be. While instinct says the right choice is to lower the top lip to better cover the gums, this can cause complications and isn’t easy to do. Instead, increasing the volume of the upper lip, or maximizing its appearance, is typically the best route for balancing “gumminess” and avoiding more extensive procedures.
Are you interested in enhancing your smile through a BOTOX lip flip? Then allow our highly trained specialists to help you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chang today by calling us at 410-740-9330 or heading over to our contact page.