A woman opens up about her botox ‘lip flip’ procedure, which she describes as ‘the most annoying thing ever’ and says she struggled to rub her lips, talk and drink afterwards.
- Pamela from Dublin, Ireland posted a message on TikTok about the botox “lip flip” procedure.
- It involves injecting botox above the upper lip to “pop it up” so it looks fuller
- The treatment left Pamela struggling to speak, drink or apply lipstick properly
- Reactions were mixed, some people were sympathetic, others less so
A woman who had a botox ‘lip flip’ procedure slammed the results – saying the injections left her unable to drink a cup of tea or speak properly.
TikTok user Pamela, from Dublin, opened up about the treatment in a recent video on the platform, describing the results as “the most annoying thing ever” and urging others not to try it themselves.
Lip flips are a popular non-permanent cosmetic procedure in which a small amount of botox is injected above the upper lip. By relaxing the muscle, the lip “flips out” and creates a fuller pout, without fillers.
However, because the jab freezes the muscles, there can be unintended side effects, which Pamela points out in her video, which has amassed 1.9 million views.
She revealed that she is experiencing some of these effects and is currently unable to blow on a cup of tea to cool it down or apply lipstick.
Pamela, from Dublin, pictured here before cosmetic injections, says she would definitely not recommend the ‘lip flip’ procedure, which is cheaper than lip fillers.
As a result of the injections, Pamela struggled with some “annoying” side effects – including not being able to rub her lips together or purse them together.
Pamela, who says she will avoid Botox in future and instead go for lip fillers – a more expensive option, had her facelifted before the procedure and then again five days later.
In the video she says: ‘Today is day five of the lip flip and it’s the most annoying thing ever. I can see a slight difference, but it’s all in the middle of my lip and not so much on the sides.
“It’s really annoying when I talk and say words like ‘bobby.’
She then listed other annoying things the procedure has prevented her from doing — including applying lipstick because she can’t rub her lips together to spread the product evenly.
It is also difficult for her to drink properly now, and she said, “Drink [is also a challenge]. Trying to keep it in your mouth is actually so hard.’
As for hot drinks, she added: “Another annoying thing you can’t do is blow out a cup of tea.”
The Irish beauty complained that the lip twist only made a visible difference in the middle of her upper lip and not on the sides
Turns out the lip flip was a lip flip, but some TikTok followers weren’t sympathetic and poked fun at the video
She summed up the experience by saying she “wouldn’t recommend to a friend” and that people should “stick to fillers”, adding that “the results aren’t worth the hassle”.
However, her TikTok followers were divided on the post.
Some were quick to sympathize and offer advice, others made fun of her, and others noted that they had the same treatment but didn’t suffer the same side effects.
Reactions to the video were mixed, with some saying they didn’t have the same lip-smacking effects, others saying they now question whether to do it, while others laughed at the clip.
One wrote: ‘I lost it when you tried to blow your teacup.’
Another added: “I lost it when you were trying to rub your lips together.”
Others have also shared their experiences and said they enjoyed the procedure.
One wrote: ‘I had a lip flip done and didn’t experience any of it.’
But another said, “I’ve been thinking about how to do it, and you’re changing my mind.”