Facepulling For Jawline Gains

Facepulling, quite literally, is all about pulling your face. But what exactly does it entail?

Facepulling involves using your hands to firm pressure on specific points of your face, particularly your upper palate, to split the sutures leading to various positive facial changes.

Facepulling for Jawline

Facepulling is often touted as an effective method when it comes to enhancing your face.

The basic idea behind it is to split the sutures, particularly the one in the roof of your mouth, leading to more pronounced and stronger features.

But how does one go about facepulling? The process usually involves using your thumbs to push against each side of the roof of your mouth, or your inner gums.

facepulling pointer guide
where your thumbs should be pushing against

That being said, facepulling doesn’t directly affect the jawline, but it is crucial in allowing the jawline to move forward.

Facepulling targets the middle of the face, which is the maxilla.

recessed maxilla vs pronounced maxilla
recessed maxilla vs. pronounced maxilla

If you notice, the woman with the forward-grown maxilla also has a forward jaw.

I think you need a pronounced maxilla to have a pronounced jawline, and without a pronounced maxilla, you will have an overjet.

This is because your bottom teeth naturally rest behind your upper teeth. If your upper teeth block the way for the bottom teeth, they won’t move.

And if the bottom teeth move beyond the front teeth, it becomes a malocclusion with plenty of other aesthetic and health issues.

Facepulling is like the key to the door, while mewing is actually opening the door.

You can’t open the door with the lock (the lock being a recessed maxilla), but you can’t open the door with the key.

In simpler terms, if you have a recessed maxilla, you’ll see little gains to your jawline aswell. But facepulling can allow your jawline to grow because it moves the maxilla forward.

Is Facepulling Dangerous?

Facepulling is risky but not dangerous.

It won’t cause any permanent harm to your facial structure unless done incorrectly over a long time.

However, it is risky because of the lack of professional sources regarding the topic.

No one knows who invented facepulling, nor do we know how it was popularized.

When dealing with facepulling, you have to carve your own personal path to your technique since our mouth shapes are all different.

That’s why it can be daunting for some when you don’t have a lot of information at the ready.

So, unless you’re unhappy with your mewing progress or have a recessed maxilla, facepulling isn’t something you should go head first in.

Does Facepulling Mainly Target The Jawline?

No, facepulling mainly targets the maxilla.

By expanding the sutures, you broaden the maxilla and bring it forward.

As I said, this allows jawline gains if you have a recessed maxilla.

If you’re trying to get jawline gains from facepulling alone, it won’t help.

But, match it up with something like mewing, which brings the jawline forward, and it will.

Like most orthotropic exercises we talk about here, it’s best done with mewing, as mewing is the foundation to these other exercises.

Is Facepulling The Best For Jawline Gains?

It’s possible that facepulling can be the key solution to your jawline gains.

If your maxilla is blocking your jaw from moving forward correctly, something like facepulling that directly targets the maxilla might be your one-way ticket to a razor-sharp jawline.

But is it the best? It’s a very debatable topic, but I would say no.

There are many more orthotropic exercises that have the sole purpose of affecting the jawline, so it would be hard for facepulling to be a contender.

Facepulling can be another routine in your day that can speed up the process slightly, but it isn’t something you should do for a better jawline primarily

How Long Will It Take To See Results?

Since the facepulling is a very small community, there aren’t many before and after result pictures.

But speaking from someone who has been doing mewing for over 3 years, the amount of force from facepulling compared to mewing is something to take into account.

Since mewing takes around 3-6 months to see real results.

I would say that facepulling would take roughly 2-3 months when done consistently & correctly.

Take that estimation with a grain of salt, however, there are other sources where users have seen changes from facepulling after a period of time.

Can Facepulling Worsen Your Jawline?

Will it? Most likely not. Can it? It’s near impossible, but a slight chance.

Let’s think about your jawline as a proportional part of your face, not just its size.

If you take facepulling to the extreme and see a noticeable maxilla change, and completely neglect your jaw, it will be set back, leading to a recessed jaw appearance.

However, this is all theory, and reality may be different, but it could be possible.

Again, this is something that will probably never happen even if you try, so don’t worry.

That being said, I also want to reinstate the importance of focusing on the jawline. Consider pairing facepulling up with mewing.


Facepulling is a great exercise for many facial changes, but it’s not inherently better for the jawline than anything else.

Facepulling focuses on the maxilla the most.

Pair facepulling up with maxilla for the best results. Continue doing these techniques, and you’ll set yourself up for success in the future!

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