You’ve probably heard the phrase, “BBL Drake” before, but don’t really know what it means. It’s a popular acronym used in text messages, Instagram captions, and other social media posts.
TikTok is famous for its lingo, but deciphering some of it can be tricky. That’s why it’s important to understand what the various abbreviations mean before you use them.
BBL stands for Brazilian Butt Lift, a specialized cosmetic procedure that takes fat from one area of the body and injects it into the buttocks to give them a bigger appearance. The trend of people having this surgery has sparked a lot of rumors and memes on TikTok.
If you’ve ever watched a TikTok video, you’ve seen a character that has the BBL effect. Whether they’re ordering dinner, exiting an Uber, or finding out something bad, the BBL effect character will be smug and full of confidence.
The BBL effect is what happens when a person’s perception of themselves changes after a cosmetic procedure. Typically, people who get a BBL surgery will be depicted as wearing clothing that reveals their butt and acting with a new sense of self-importance.
Getting a BBL can also change a person’s personality and their attitude. They may act more effeminate and sexy, or they might even become more catty.
It’s also possible to get a BBL from tattooing, or by undergoing a cosmetic surgery such as a breast implant or tummy tuck. Many people who have had these procedures will post photos and videos of themselves on TikTok showcasing their results.