What Does BBL Mean on TikTok?

TikTok is rife with shorthand abbreviations, acronyms, and entirely made up words and terminology. While some terms and acronyms are…

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TikTok is rife with shorthand abbreviations, acronyms, and entirely made up words and terminology.

While some terms and acronyms are reminiscent of those used offline and can be understood away from TikTok as well as on the platform (for example LOL and BRB), others have become popular exclusively on TikTok.

BBL is an example of an acronym which has long held one meaning on other social platforms but has taken on a new meaning and a whole new life with the rise of TikTok.

On other social platforms, BBL is most likely to stand for ‘Be Back Later’.

However, on TikTok, BBL has risen in use and popularity as shorthand for ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’.

Why?

Because this surgical enhancement has become more and more popular thanks to celebrities with perfectly rounded backsides.

How to Use BBL on TikTok

Many examples of BBL on TikTok will be attached to ‘Before and After’ videos – with users showing off their silhouette before and after the surgical enhancement.

There are also an increasing number of videos shared by aestheticians and clinicians who specialise in the surgery, amid the rise in interest around how these interventions are performed. While not for everyone, this kind of content can actually be an incredibly beneficial way to outline what the procedure involves and the risks that patients need to know about and recognise.

So, is a BBL something that you’re interested in learning more about and seeking out on TikTok? Or are you more inclined to reserve the BBL acronym for a quick ‘Be Back Later’ note?