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What are peoples "Face Pulling" experiences?
« on: October 05, 2012, 10:39:41 am »
A couple of people on the forum have mentioned experimenting with a face pulling device. I hooked a couple of elastics onto my hawley retainer and tried a few ten to fifteen minute sessions though i did not use any headgear as demonstrated on Plato's website, just held the elastics out at the angle and tension I though was working best...

I am not sure the results were strong enough for me to judge yet. It did feel pretty good. My bite was a little more open temporarily afterwards but because my lower jaw is still moving forward from NCR treatments, things have tightened up again for me. I still feel a huge amount of pressure on certain teeth during NCR inflations so at this stage I will give up on face pulling till I hit a certain amount of equilibrium with NCR. What are others experiences with it so far?   
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 12:37:04 pm »
I have been face-pulling for twelve consecutive days, and the results which I have achieved are very encouraging. Just as promised, my entire facial bone structure is being drawn into a more optimal configuration. My cheekbones have just come in, which has contributed to a more oval shape, which I am still stunned to witness in the mirror. My jawline has changed considerably, although I cannot report having any sensation of the bones shifting. Whereas my jaw previously appeared elongated and uncomfortable, it is beginning to resemble the balanced jawlines of attractive people that I have seen in public.

I am grateful that I did not undergo any sort of cosmetic surgery while I was obssesing about it, or I would not have the opportunity to see my face in its Creation-bestowed design. It is so difficult to quantify the changes, but I encourage anybody who is curious to try it! You will love the results!

I have attached a picture of my face, in an attempt to illustrate the changes. The lighting is different because I have recently moved out of my parents' home and I photographed the 'After' image in front of a near-infrared sauna that I purchased on-line. I am not certain that my face is tilted to the same angle; however, I have attempted to line up my eyebrows, in order to illustrate the overall changes in a simplified and accurate manner. I sense that the eyebrows act as a good anchor for comparison.

You will notice that I am not smiling in the second image. This is because, for the first time, I feel like I am able to look attractive without forcing a smile onto my face! In the past, I always wore a very slight smile because it provided a slight facelift to my severely flat face and absent cheekbones. If I stopped smiling, my face fell down and I looked like a skeleton... Now I can wear my neutral expression with without fear of looking emaciated! My face does look narrower in the 'After' image, yet I believe this can be contributed more so to the lighting.

Of particular note is the change in the shadow of my brow as it hangs over the bridge of my nose. This is the feature which I have always been the most intensely unsettled by, as subconsciously I feel that it relates to the emaciated appearance of a skeleton. Notice that in the 'After' image, the shadow appears a little shorter, which would seem to indicate that my nose is being brought out gradually to smooth out this harsh angle. This is one of the most exciting breakthroughs for me, as I have always coveted this feature. Although there is no depth to be perceived in a 2D image, this is also a signifier that my face is coming outward.
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 12:18:19 pm »
After having the opportunity to "wear" my new face out in public a few times, I'd like to report on internal changes, which I have perceived. By that, I mean to illustrate how my perception of the outside world has shifted, and how others seem to be treating me a little differently than they did before.

To begin with, my intellect feels sharper. This does not mean that I grasp abstract ideas in any increased capacity, and has nothing to do with Intelligence Quotient; instead, it means that the information coming into my retina seems to be processed in a more keen, observant manner. My eyes feel a bit more relaxed, as well, and as a result, my gaze feels more equipped to perceive accurately.

At the grocery store today, I felt my gaze being light, and more approachable, than before. Please forgive my simplistic language, as I am not adept at describing my internal world of feeling and perception.

Others look at me in a different capacity now. In the past, I have been seen by the majority as somebody who is missing some cognitive function, albeit someone with a kind heart. I know this because I am observant, despite the illusion that I am an airhead, and because others have previously commented to that effect. Those who are close to me know that I have a temper in certain circumstances, but by and large I am considered to be a gentle soul by other people, if only one whom is frequently lacking lucidity.

I cannot read the thoughts of others accurately, but based on my observation of the expressions, and actions, of others whom I have recently met, I conclude that life is helping me out now, in ways which it wouldn't in the past. Since I live in a consumerism-based culture, this has predominantly taken the form of being given deals when I make purchases; however, of much greater importance, I feel there are instances where others are able to peer at my spirit, wherein I have caught their true attention for but an instant before the connection is lost. In some instances, rather than being greeted with fake, consumerism-based enthusiasm, I can detect a subtle curiosity in the voices of some people whom I have met, as if they detect that I am on the path of truth, light, and progress. This has very rarely occurred in the past, when others would praise me, or want to avoid me, in the same manner as they would treat a disabled person, instead of perceiving my true identity... In the past, only a rare young child would be able to perceive my spirit.

In other words, while I feel that my spirit is somewhat evolved in its capacity to observe the truth, my body has always presented an absent stare, and has clouded my perception. I am eager to find out if the two will synchronize someday, so that I am able to display my spirit's current place in evolution to the external world...

For unselfish reasons, I feel that we all ought to have such an opportunity, in order to act as a beacon of light for others, and to present a positive example for the rest of humanity.

There is something very meaningful here, which goes far beyond cosmetic appearance...
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 04:48:45 am »
Hi Tyler,

Thank you for posting. Are you doing the hockey helmet or the crane for face pulling? I wonder what kind of retainers are you using too. Did you had any relapse with  face pulling? I hope you'll be having more progress.

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 07:36:00 am »
I am using the hockey helmet. It was somewhat costly at $65, but you may be able to find a cheaper alternative source on-line.

Fortunately, I was already fitted with braces before I came across Plato's work, so I did not require a retainer. As far as I am aware, I have not experienced any relapse. In fact, my progress is improving day by day. It is something I look forward to each and every day; furthermore, face-pulling has ensured that, even on days where there is little to accomplish in the way of employment or education, there is always progress to be made.

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 07:12:16 pm »
Its nice to receive another good feedback from face-pulling. Hope to hear more of your updates and your journey with the progress as time goes by. Wishing you more progress. Thanks Tyler.

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 06:04:04 pm »
After 33 nearly consecutive days of face-pulling, I'm beginning to see such remarkable changes in my facial-bone structure that I can no longer perceive my old outward appearance inside of my face! I have been afraid of the camera for my entire life, but I'm finally beginning to relish every moment in front of it!

Regardless, I'm simply amazed by this procedure! It is interesting to me that, the more my face is drawn into its optimal configuration, the more it feels like I'm finally seeing myself when I look in the mirror. It is difficult to describe what is meant by this statement... my reflection simply feels more like "me". Has anybody else had this experience, wherein the optimized facial structure feels more natural and suited to their personality / spirit? I suppose it is because the bone structure, in being slowly optimized toward the original blueprint, is much more aligned with the body that we were born into.
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 11:43:48 pm »
Wow! its great seeing a new photo. You're definitely having the 3D look. Im excited for you Tyler. All the more i wanted to try this. Had been seeking for a dentist who would construct a retainer for me. I went to a lot already but they are not opened to this idea. Which tooth do you put the bands? Can i get some tutorial from you? lol.


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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 05:49:57 pm »
Here's my face pulling experience so far.

At first I tried using my retainer with a hockey helmet.  However, I found this cumbersome, so I got rid of the helmet and instead just pulled on the elastics with my hands.  I found I could apply more force, as well as direct it better.  It felt better too, which is the best indicator of whether things are doing good.

Unfortunately though, I must have pulled a little too hard, because during a session my retainer exploded. 

Eventually I am planning on pursuing ALF orthodontic treatment, so instead of wasting money on a new retainer, I decided to just find a temporary solution.

I bought a simple moldable mouthguard (about $3), molded it, punched a couple holes where the clips should have been and attached shoe laces instead of rubber bands.  I just pull on the shoe laces with my hands. 

To my surprise, using the mouthguard felt even better than using the retainer as I was before (I prefer the shoelaces to the elastics).  The downside with the mouthguard is that I have to bite down to keep it in my mouth.  All in all, this temporary solution has served me well so far.

In general, the feeling I get from face-pulling is one of relief and calm.  It relaxes me and I zone out.  If I pull too hard, this feeling goes though.  Also true if I pull more than about 30 minutes.

My results have not been anything spectacular.  However, since I began NCR last week, the face-pulling treatment feels more powerful.  Maybe the NCR is loosening things up? 

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2013, 04:13:53 pm »
Thank you for sharing your innovative strategy with the forum, Walrus! It will surely benefit others, who cannot afford a hockey mask!

I suspect that the NCR may be loosening any areas, which were previously locked up due to tension, although I cannot speak with any authority on the matter.

I still have not gotten into the habit of capturing images wherein my shoulders and back are lined up straight against a flat surface, but I have a set of images, which nevertheless illustrate the dramatic change possible from this face-pulling procedure.

I have overlaid a wire-frame image of the Golden Ratio atop two self-portraits, and created a GIF animation, in order to demonstrate the changes. As you can see, in the 'Before' image, my jawline extends quite far beyond the bottom of the optimal facial-bone structure. However, in the 'After' image, which has been captured after approximately 40 consecutive days of face-pulling, my jawline is almost perfectly aligned within the Golden Ratio. My eyes have also come forward quite dramatically, and the shifting bone structure has yielded a more aesthetic brow shape.

It is interesting to me to observe the changes in my own facial structure. I have always been regarded as a little bit slow, albeit naive and harmless. Now, as I perceive the dim-witted gaze present in the 'Before' image, I can see where people were misled to this conclusion!

Keep at the procedure, Walrus! It is not easy to detect changes as they occur very gradually over time; however, I hope that my testimony has been able to convince you that dramatic changes are occurring, even if you do not see it on a day-to-day basis.

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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2013, 06:20:50 pm »
Having gotten into the habit of capturing my progress in a series of images over the span of the past 40 days, I must say that one of my favourite aspects of face-pulling is being repeatedly impressed by my own new-found level of proportional aesthetics. Each time I observe a change, I say, "Wow! I have never looked so handsome before!" and then, 2-3 days later when I capture another image, I say, "Wow!" again, and proceed to gawk in amazement at the "old me", which now looks sickly in comparison.

It's not a bad way to stay positive, hehehe...  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2013, 06:38:53 pm »
Holy smokes Tyler!  Your transformation is amazing - you look like a completely different person.

You look like a model in the second picture!

Are you wearing a neutral expression in both pictures?  I see exactly what you mean when you describe your change in expression.  I don't mean any offense, but I do see the slightly "dopey" look you described in the before picture.  Like you are a little "spaced-out".  This is replaced by a much more intense, dominant look in the after picture (I mean this in a good way!).  I think this is primarily caused by the change in you brow-line as you mentioned, but I could be wrong, as all your features seem to fit the mask better in the after picture. 

Anyways, congrats on your progress and I hope it continues!  Your results are inspiring!

Having gotten into the habit of capturing my progress in a series of images over the span of the past 40 days, I must say that one of my favourite aspects of face-pulling being repeatedly impressed by my own attractiveness. Each time I observe a change, I say, "Wow! I have never looked so handsome before!" and then, 2-3 days later when I capture another image, I say, "Wow!" again, and proceed to gawk in amazement at the "old me", which now looks sickly in comparison.

It's not a bad way to stay positive, hehehe...  ;D

Hey now, maybe I should take back the compliments I just gave you...  I don't want you to get too vain! ;)

Just kidding of course, you have every right to be proud of yourself.  ;D

I am in the same boat as you.  Since starting NCR, my emotional reaction to my reflection has improved considerably and takes me by surprise sometimes.  All because my cranial structure is improving.  It really is a remarkable experience.

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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2013, 07:42:17 pm »
Every time I see these pictures, I am amazed.

I don't know how to put a mask like that over any of my images.  How do you do that?

I've just had NCR, and hopefully another session (5th one!) next month, or perhaps June.

I don't have a retainer, nor do I know anyone locally who could make me one, but I may get the mouth guard and try the shoestring approach.

I have been using my fingers behind my palate in the designated spots and pushed outward and upward at the angles as shown in Plato's site.  It feels good to do so, and I did it to relieve some TMJ issues such as cracking and tightness in the TMD joint.

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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2013, 08:09:10 am »
Holy smokes Tyler!  Your transformation is amazing - you look like a completely different person.
 

Yes, I agree wholeheartedly! It has been a life-altering experience for me; however, at the same time, I understand what Plato meant by being unfamiliar with being so handsome all of a sudden! Although my reflection is much more aesthetically pleasing now, I frequently forget that it is a true reflection of my face!

In a way, I'm very grateful that I spent the majority of my childhood, and adolescence, looking sickly and spaced out... I am having a difficult enough time not succumbing to vanity now, in my early twenties! I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to resist vanity as an attractive teenager!

I see exactly what you mean when you describe your change in expression.  I don't mean any offense, but I do see the slightly "dopey" look you described in the before picture.  Like you are a little "spaced-out". This is replaced by a much more intense, dominant look in the after picture (I mean this in a good way!).  I think this is primarily caused by the change in you brow-line as you mentioned, but I could be wrong, as all your features seem to fit the mask better in the after picture. 
 

Do not worry; I take no offense from your remarks. My step-father's nickname for me used to be "space cadet" because I was always detached in my mannerisms and, evidently, in my expression.

Sadly, while you have asked whether my expression was neutral in both images, to this I must regrettably say, 'No.'

You see, before my facial-bone structure was optimized in the manner it has been thus far, I possessed an incredibly long, sunken face. Consequently, I got into the habit of wearing a slight smile at all times, which acted as a slight "face-lifter". Truly, however, my eyebrows were still settled in repose in both the 'Before', and ‘After’ images, so the comparison in regards to my gaze is accurate. Furthermore, the difference in the position of my lips in the ‘Before’ image from my neutral expression at the time is very slight, so rest assured that you are seeing an accurate representation of the procedure's capability. That is to say, only the corners of my lips were slightly upturned.

You look like a model in the second picture!
 

I believe my gaze has become much more "Alpha" in nature now, which I have noticed is a common trait shared among models. This "Alpha" stare is perhaps the source of intensity and apparent assertiveness, which you have observed. In an earlier post, I commented that it felt as though my gaze had become “lighter” and more approachable than before. It is interesting to note that, the more friendly my gaze feels to me, evidently the more assertive and ‘Alpha’ it becomes.

To that end, I feel quite exhilarated because I finally have the opportunity to be taken seriously without having to adopt a sometimes unnervingly sophisticated language. My mom has told me to stop speaking in my sophisticated voice at times because it freaks her out. Now I am able to express myself with much greater ease, requiring much less “forced intelligent expression”, which generally worked against my favour. It has brought me utter joy.

What is a man to do when his face does not effectively communicate his intelligence to others? Evidently, he face-pulls, that’s what!
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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2013, 08:33:39 am »

I don't know how to put a mask like that over any of my images.  How do you do that?

It requires some basic knowledge of image-manipulating principles; namely, layering images, resizing images, and making effective use of layer modes.

I will attempt to describe a simple tutorial of the process.

Step 1: Open an image of your face in an image-manipulating software program. For my manipulations, I use Pixlr, a free on-line service.



Step 2: Copy, and paste, an image of the Golden Rule mask over top of your self-portrait. Ensure that it is pasted onto a new 'layer'. As you can see, in this example, the mask is significantly larger than my face; hence, it does not fit within the boundaries of the image.



Step 3: Change the 'layer mode' of the Golden Ratio mask to 'multiply'. I am afraid that I do not how to explain layers to you in an effective manner; however, you can find a multitude of informative tutorials on the Internet, which will explain layers and 'layer modes' in greater detail.

I have also 'desaturated' the image of the mask, in order to make it stand out more readily. As you can see, it is dark grey now, instead of red. However, it is still too large.



Step 4: Finally, you will need to resize the mask. While selecting the appropriate layer in Pixlr, click on (Edit - Free transform...). Then, once you see a box encapsulating the mask with an anchoring point in each direction, hold the 'Shift' key and shrink the image using one of the corner anchors. By holding 'Shift', you will ensure that the mask retains its proportion.

Lastly, carefully line the mask up with your irises, and you will be set!



Good luck!

PS. Please let me know if I have left anything too vague! I want to help you succeed, and certainly image-manipulation is not effortless once you attempting to familiarize yourself with it.
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