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Looksmaxxing is any attempt at improving one's appearance. The majority of women have been looksmaxxing from an early age, e.g., regularly using using make-up.

Some forms of looksmaxxing are mild (such as getting a haircut, using minoxidil and grooming eyebrows), however there are also more extreme forms of looksmaxxing such as plastic surgery and using anabolic steroids.

More uncommonly, some advocate radical practices including trannymaxxing (i.e. becoming a male to female transgender), although there remains controversy whether this truly constitutes a form of looksmaxxing or not.

In-depth description[edit | edit source]

In the looksmaxxing community, having a lean body and a full head of hair are considered the most crucial features to look good as a male. Skin quality is another important trait and can be improved by fixing acne, increasing collagen or moderate tanning. As regards the facial bone structure, forward growth (opposed to the unattractive downward growth) is considered the key to have an attractive face. This feature can be improved with orthognatic surgery.

SoftMaxxing[edit | edit source]

Softmaxxing is a subset of looksmaxxing that concerns non-invasive and cheap methods to improve one's looks. Examples of softmaxxing are:

  • Dietary changes such as following a healthy diet and lifestyle, taking supplements, dieting to get lean etc.
  • Working out in gym to get muscular, running, cycling etc. Various forms of physical activity aimed at improving one's body composition. (Lowering body fat percentage and increasing muscle mass).
  • Preventing male-pattern hair loss with the anti-androgen drugs finasteride and/or dutasteride. Hair regrowth agents like minoxidil could also be included in this category. In extreme cases, some men experiencing hair loss even opt to take testosterone blocking drugs.
  • Better grooming and style. Examples would be following a skincare routine, haircuts, styling facial hair and eyebrows, and wearing better fitting, higher quality clothing. One could also include anti-aging serums in this category, such as usage of retin-A (tretinoin) or various other substances/methods that have evidence for slowing, or purporting to slow collagen loss, such as dermarolling.
  • Various methods of frauding natural features. Like wearing light color contacts, or increasing height with shoe lifts.

Hard looksmaxxing[edit | edit source]

Hardcore Looksmaxing involves more invasive or hazardous methods of enhancing one's physical appearance. Examples would include:

  • Injecting (or taking orally) Anabolic steroids to improve one's muscle building capacities far beyond what would be possible naturally.
  • Other substances with anabolic effects or weight loss drugs. Such as the use of the bronchodilator clenbuterol to improve body composition, or the use of potentially dangerous stimulants like ephedrine for weight loss.
  • Bleaching one's skin or using other chemicals to whiten one's skin.
  • Various forms of plastic surgery: fillers, laser scar removal, botox etc.

Controversial looksmaxxing methods[edit | edit source]

In the Looksmaxxing community other less popular methods are also discussed, that many deride as pseudo-scientific or unproven, such as:

  • Mewing, a practice that supposedly improves facial bones (such as the position of the maxilla) through adopting correct tongue posture.
  • Bonesmashing, a practice that supposedly relies on Wolf's Law (that states that bones adapt to stress by becoming stronger) to improve bone structure. Basically striking yourself in the face in the belief that this will remould your facial bones.
  • NoFap i.e. stopping masturbation for various purposes like improving brain receptors or improving the hormonal profile.
  • The assumption that various over the counter supplements, like vitamin K in the MK4 form, can have dramatic effects like reshaping one's facial bones.

Surgerymaxxing[edit | edit source]

In looksmaxxing communities it is commonly argued that, much of the time, in order to ascend, ugly men need to undergo plastic surgeries. The least invasive surgeries are otoplasty, rhinoplasty and facial implants (often chin/jaw implants), which are able to fix minor facial flaws, however this might not be enough for men who have recessed facial bones: in these cases Maxillofacial surgery is often argued to be the only way to substantially improve their facial appearance.

Community[edit | edit source]

Looksmaxxers discuss their methods in forums such as Looksmax.me, jawsurgeryforums.com, limblengtheningforum.com and Lookism.net, and hairlosstalk.com.

List of attributes[edit | edit source]

Body[edit | edit source]

  • Height
  • Frame
  • Muscle distribution
  • Body fat percentage
  • Neck
  • Hairless torso
  • Narrow hips

Eye Area[edit | edit source]

  • Medial canthus
  • Canthus tilt
  • Under eye support
  • Upper eyelid exposure
  • Browridge projection
  • Eyebrow set (high or low)
  • Interpupillary distance (IPD)
  • Eyebrow shape

Lower Third[edit | edit source]

  • forward growth (maxilla and jaw)
  • jaw width (frontal)
  • chin projection
  • Beard
  • gonial angle

Hair[edit | edit source]

Penis[edit | edit source]

  • Penis length
  • Penis girth
  • Erection strength
  • Foreskin restoration

Ears[edit | edit source]

  • ear prominence
  • Ear size
  • Ear lobes

Nose[edit | edit source]

  • Nose size
  • Nose shape
  • Nostril show is the extent to which nostrils are visible from the front. In most cultures, nostril show is more common in women.[citation needed]

Skull[edit | edit source]

  • Skull size
  • Skull shape
  • Forehead

Skin[edit | edit source]

  • Acne
  • Skin quality
  • Wrinkles and moles

Mouth[edit | edit source]

  • mouth width
  • lip size

Other[edit | edit source]

  • Midface ratio
  • Facial symmetry
  • Teeth
  • Zygos
  • Face

List of Surgeries[edit | edit source]

Jaw and chin[edit | edit source]

  • orthognatic surgery: a surgery that can improve forward growth of facial bones
  • jaw angle implants: a surgery that increases the width of the lower third
  • custom jaw implants: a surgery that inserts a 3D-designed implant that wraps the whole jaw and chin
  • side wing osteotomy: the same of jaw angle implants, but it's performed by moving outward part of the jaw bone
  • chin implants: a surgery that makes the chin more frontally projected or wider
  • chin osteotomy: the same of chin implant, but it's performed repositioning the chin bone

Eye area[edit | edit source]

  • canthoplasty: a surgery that modifies the canthal tilt
  • infraorbital rim implants: a surgery that fixes the hollow area under the eyes
  • upper eyelid filler or fat graft: a surgery that fixes Upper eyelid exposure
  • orbital box osteotomy: a surgery that changes the distance between the eyes
  • Eyelid retraction: a surgery that lifts the lower eyelid
  • Ptosis surgery: the procedure that fixes ptosis
  • Browridge implants: a surgery performed to increase the sexual dimorphism

Maxilla[edit | edit source]

  • rhynoplasty
  • zygo implants
  • MSE: a palate expander inserted inside the maxilla to expand it laterally

Mouth Area[edit | edit source]

  • lip reduction
  • lip lift
  • lip widening

Other surgeries[edit | edit source]

  • otoplasty: surgery that pins back the ears
  • Limb Lenghtening: osteotomy that increases height
  • Fat Grafting: the injection of fat to emulate the effect of facial implants
  • Hair transplant

List of non-surgical methods[edit | edit source]

Face[edit | edit source]

Skin[edit | edit source]

  • collagenmaxxing: the attempts to increase collagen production in order to slow the aging process
  • acne treatments
  • scar and mole removal
  • whitemaxxing

Hair[edit | edit source]

  • minoxidil
  • finasteride
  • dutasteride

Other[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]



Looks theoryLooksRegression toward the meanBeautyGolden RatioDecileFacial Aesthetics: Concepts and Clinical DiagnosisThe WallScientific BlackpillPhysiognomyBody dysmorphic disorderCheerleader effect

Lookism communities




Looks levels

ChadChadliteBradGigachadTannerPretty BoyBeckyStacyMegastacyGigastacyWitch


EthnicelJBW theoryRicecelCurrycelBlackcelArabcelWhitecel



Body Parts

EyesLateral orbital rimLipsLower thirdMandibleMaxillaEyebrowMoustacheBoobsFeetBrowridgeCheeks

Body Characteristics

MacrophallismMidface ratioNeotenySexual attractivenessSexual dimorphism Facial Aesthetics: Concepts and Clinical DiagnosisFashionAntefaceFiveheadFrameFWHRCanthal tiltCompact midfaceDeep-set eyesHunter eyes