How Mewing Affects The Nose? Here's What Will Change

  • by Matt Phelps

The nose is probably one of the least important parts of the face, unless it's your weak point.

If you're looking to change the shape of your nose without surgery, you've probably stumbled upon meowing in your quest.

By meowing, you condition your jaw to move upward, which affects the appearance of the rest of your face.

The size of your nose will not change.

Instead, the surrounding tissues will move forward.

This makes the nose less prominent and can reduce the nasal hump caused by facial recession.

If you worry too much about how your nose affects your appearance, don't worry, you're not alone.

A study with over 400 participants found that people use nose shape as a measure of attractiveness and those with a prominent nose scored the highest for being physically attractive (Sevi et al. 2015).

Mewing won't help the nose become more prominent, but it will improve facial features relative to the nose.

To change the actual shape of the nose, rhinoplasty is required.

The Structure of the Nose

The nose is made up of bone and cartilage.

The nasal and maxillary bones support the nose.

The nose itself is made up of hyaline cartilage, which forms the lateral, alar major and minor, and septum.

The part that shapes the nose is the lateral and upper alar cartilage.

The inner surface of the nose is made up of the nasal septum, which acts as a separator for the nasal cavity.

The lower level of the nasal cavity consists of the hard palate, which separates the sinuses from the oral cavity.

structure of the nose



Factors Affecting Nose Shape


You might wonder why people have different nose shapes.

The main factor is geography.

It turns out that the shape of the nose depends on the temperature levels of the air entering the nostrils.

People in colder parts of the world have narrow nostrils.

This subtle shape helps keep the air warm as it moves inside the nose.

For people who live in dry and humid places, the nose has a wider shape because they do not need to heat the air temperature.

The size of our nostril adapts to the position and degree of nasal breathing.

However, you should not expect too much change in the shape of the nose as you move from place to place.


We all know the important role of genetics when it comes to structuring our facial features, which is the most important factor in the shape of the nose.

Unfortunately, neither meowing nor any type of exercise can change that.

Most likely, you will have the same nose shape as your parents.

The mating preferences of our ancestors also affect the shape of our noses.



The nose will change shape with age; this is because our nose is made up of hyaline cartilage which uses collagen.

When our skin sags, our nose also lengthens and dips downward.

This drooping motion is the main reason our noses change over time.

It is also possible that the tip widens and gives the illusion that the nose has become larger than the whole face.

facial aging

Effects of meowing on the nose

Mewing does not directly change the shape of your nose.

Instead, it affects the facial features around it.

This article discusses how meowing affects the facial plane, face tilt, filter curve, and other features surrounding the nose.

To understand how meowing affects the nose, we need to go back to the basic anatomy of the skull which is made up of sutures.

Sutures are fibrous joints (as opposed to fixed bones) that allow the bones of the head to be repositioned.

These sutures also frame the jaw in relation to other bones.

When you hold your tongue to the roof of your mouth, you push your jaw up.

The lower part of the nose rests on the jaw and also moving the jaw forward can make the nose more prominent and straight, as shown in this animation:


Mewing Effects

Mewing is also known to straighten out deviations of the septum.

As the nasal bone does not recede as much as the jaw can, it will always support the upper part of the bridge, even in severe facial recession.

Some people do not have a hooked nose at all with a facial recession because the nasal bone supports the entire nose.

However, keep in mind that the hooked nose that results from facial recession is different from the "Roman" hooked nose, which is entirely genetic and is found on many models.



Effects of mouth breathing on the nose

Look at the picture below and notice the difference between a mouth breather and someone who breathes through their nose. Mouth-breathers have a longer face with a crooked nose and teeth.

The worse the facial recession becomes, the more the person has to tilt their head to compensate.

As a result, the effect of gravity on the nasal tissues becomes stronger, as they lack the support they normally would have.

However, not everyone who suffers from a recession does so, and not everyone will develop the typical hooked nose of a blowhole.

This video will explain in more detail the negative effects of oral breathing.

Mewing, making sure to seal the lips and breathing through the nose allows for optimal nasal structure.

Your nose has a "genetic blueprint" for how big it will become.

An oversized nose is usually the result of the jawline not being pushed forward enough, which makes the nose look more prominent.

Mewing will cause the lower face to wobble, limiting the effects of gravity on the nose.

A good example is this 17 year old boy from Reddit:

mewing affect on face

He had the typical crooked nose making and you can see that his under eye area lacked support, all clear signs of recession of the jaw.

However, after years of meowing, her under-eye area has improved and her nose has actually straightened.


Unfortunately, your nose is one of the last things to change with the mew.

It takes years, if not decades, to undo the amount of facial recession that caused your nose to twist when it was originally straight.

Also, meowing won't help a hooked nose that comes from genetics.

And finally, mewing cannot change the rest of the nose.

For this, rhinoplasty is necessary.

Surgeons have become very good at this type of surgery, but you always want to make sure you're seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon who has plenty of experience.

Here are some typical rhinoplasty results:

If you're looking for results like these, it could take years/decades to mew.

If you are very concerned about your nose, go straight to rhinoplasty.

Keep in mind that no one pays as much attention to our noses as we do.

In fact, it is the least important part of the face.

Probably one of the least important parts of the face unless it’s your weakest feature.

If you’re looking into changing your nose shape without surgery, you’ve probably stumbled onto mewing in your research.

By practicing mewing, you are conditioning the maxilla to move upwards, which affects how the rest of your face appears.

Your nose size will not change.

Instead, the surrounding tissues will move forward.

This makes your nose less prominent and can decrease a nasal hump caused by facial recession.

A study with 400+ participants found that people use nose shape as a measure of attractiveness, and those with a protruded nose got the highest score for being physically attractive.
Mewing won’t help with your nose become more protruded, but it will improve your facial features in relation to your nose.
To alter your actual nose shape, you need rhinoplasty.




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