Irrespective of whether you love it or hate it, you have to admit that TikTok is redefining the way we perceive information. The social networking giant has practically changed the entire vocabulary of its users and is forcing non-users to take a closer look.
Today, we’ll be taking at another abbreviation — “BBL” — TikTok has successfully managed to morph; tell you what BBL Effect means on TikTok.
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What does “BBL” mean?
To non-TikTokers, “BBL” stands for “Be Back Later,” which is synonymous to “Be Right Back.” TikTok users, however, have taken it upon themselves to change the innocent-looking abbreviation, replace it with something a lot more hardcore. According to the TikTok dictionary, “BBL” is short for “Brazillian Butt Lift” — a cosmetic procedure that gives your posterior the mass it requires.
Brazilian Butt Lift is a wildly popular plastic surgery procedure and has been in the spotlight since 2018. Doctors use liposuction to transfer fat from one section of your body to your backside, reducing the chance of infection associated with implants. The recovery period is also cut down to only 3-4 weeks, but the effect it has on your personality can apparently be life-altering.
What is the meaning of “BBL Effect?”
For those unaware, the phrase “BBL Effect” doesn’t exist in the medical dictionary. However, TikTokers claim it to be a very real phenomenon. According to TikTok, the BBL Effect comes into play only after someone goes through the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. They tend to distance themselves from the “normies” or non-BBL folks, never failing to let others know that they have been blessed with an enviable derriere.
So, if you spot someone on suspiciously higher social strata, making no efforts to conceal their prima-donna behavior, you could straight up ask them whether they went under the knife for BBL.
BBL effect spoofs
As you may have guessed already, many TikTokers have noticed the “Effect” and are already doing their best to call out their colleagues. TikToker, Antoni Bumba, has been leading the charge with a series of hilarious BBL effect videos, calling the divas out for their ludicrous behavior.
i stg these ppl are so elite 😭
Others have followed suit, as well. You can click on this link to watch more BBL Effect videos.
Another enthusiast, thisisnessah, went to her neighborhood Ross store and snagged a pair of BBL-resembling leggings for $7.99. She claims the leggings can do wonders to one’s posterior shape, without having to go under the knife for the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure.