What is Bonesmashing? Does it Work?

Two men showing effects of bonesmashing: before and after images questioning the effectiveness of the technique.

Exploring Bonesmashing: Does This Controversial Technique Really Enhance Facial Structure?


In the quest for aesthetic perfection, a technique known as "bonesmashing" has emerged within the looksmaxing community.

Looksmaxers believe it to be a revolutionary method to enhance physical attractiveness by altering bone structure.

But does it really work as intended, or is it a misunderstanding of scientific principles?


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Understanding Bonesmashing

Bonesmashing involves applying blunt force trauma to areas of the body, such as the jawline or cheekbones, with the intention of promoting bone growth and achieving a more sculpted appearance.

Tiktokers are going to great lengths to get the face of their dreams.

This technique is often justified by referencing Wolff's Law, a principle in bone physiology.


The Misinterpretation of Wolff's Law

Wolff's Law states that bones adapt to the loads under which they are placed. If loading on a particular bone increases, the bone will remodel itself over time to become stronger and more dense to withstand that load.

This principle is often cited by bonesmashing enthusiasts as evidence that their technique can promote bone growth through repeated impact.


Does Bonesmashing Work?


However, Wolff's Law refers to the adaptation of bone structure in response to continuous pressure or stress, such as that from exercise or weight-bearing activities, not blunt force trauma.

It emphasizes gradual adaptation over time, not immediate changes from hitting or applying pressure in short, intense sessions.      


The Reality of Bonesmashing

Contrary to the intended effects of enhancing bone structure, bonesmashing can lead to the formation of scar tissue in the targeted areas.


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While this might temporarily give the appearance of larger cheekbones or a more defined jawline, the "growth" is not bone, but scar tissue.

This distinction is crucial because unlike healthy bone growth, scar tissue can lead to long-term complications and does not serve the same structural or aesthetic purpose as bone.


The Risks Outweigh the Benefits

Engaging in bonesmashing not only misunderstands the application of Wolff's Law but also poses significant risks.

The creation of scar tissue, potential for fractures, and the development of chronic pain are just a few of the negative outcomes that can result from this practice.

Far from enhancing one's appearance, bonesmashing could lead to lasting damage and regret.



The allure of quick fixes and unconventional methods like bonesmashing is understandable in the pursuit of physical improvement.

However, it's vital to approach such techniques with skepticism and prioritize health over temporary aesthetic gains.

Wolff's Law does not support the theory behind bonesmashing; instead, it highlights the importance of gradual and natural adaptation of the bones to stress.

For those looking to improve their physical appearance, safer and more proven methods, such as exercise, nutrition, and mewing should be considered.

Let's embrace self-improvement practices that honor our bodies' natural processes and ensure our well-being.



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