TikTokers tease their newly made-over friends with the ‘BBL effect’ trend

Can a cosmetic procedure give you a brand new attitude? People on TikTok think so, and thus the BBL effect was born.

People are noticing what they call “BBL behavior,r” or how the plastic surgery appears to transform people on the outside and in

Here’s why people are roasting the so-called victims of BBL behavior. 

What is a Brazilian butt lift (BBL)? 

The Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic augmentation where fat is transferred, using liposuction, from one part of the body to the buttocks. When the body’s own fat is used it reduces the risk of infection that implants may cause. 

The end result is a fuller, lifted booty and according to VeryWellHeatlth, “a BBL can create a look that’s otherwise impossible to achieve through lifestyle changes alone.” 

People are always on the lookout for leggings that have a BBL effect

Millennials have caused a boom in plastic surgery, and the Brazilian butt lift was the fastest-growing procedure in 2018. Naturally, people are eager to find a way to recreate the trendy aesthetic. 

The user @thisisnessah went viral when she snagged a pair of BBL leggings, that make your waist look small and your booty accentuated, for $7.99 at Ross. 

But one TikToker is calling out BBL behavior as they see it

The user @antonibumba has made it a point to roast the attitudes of their post-BBL friends. 

“POV: someone with a BBL ordered a quesadilla for dinner,” they captioned the video. 

Then @antonibumba proceeded to eat the quesadilla ever so delicately with a fork and knife while flipping their do-rag the way someone would flip their hair.

The implication here is that those with BBL’s feel as though they are a part of a new stratum of society now and become prone to over-the-top diva-like behavior. 

“Wait could I please get a different fork? I have a BBL,” one person joked

“I love BBL behavior,” another said

“POV: someone with a BBL is boutta beat their face,” they wrote. 

Then @antonibumba very dramatically spritzed their face with mist and fanned themselves. 

“I’ve genuinely started doing my everyday routine with BBL energy cause it’s just the vibe,” a user commented

“It’s always your perched upper lip for me,” someone responded


this is literally how i eat now, the bbl effect is so intoxicating 😭😭

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“POV: someone with a BBL just ordered Chinese,” @antonibumba said. 

They pouted their lips, took a small bite of food, then adjusted their do-rag as they chewed in the most extra way. 

“Why do they all move like this?” a person said

“I’m crying. How does this make so much sense,” another wrote

TikTok has come under fire before for how much it promotes plastic surgery, especially to children


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TikTok and other social media platforms have been criticized for promoting plastic surgery and distorting beauty standards. 

Even Charli D’Amelio the most popular person on TikTok and 16 years old at the time, showed off her “nose job check.” 

“[Snapchat] gives people an idea of what they want to change about themselves in ways that aren’t necessarily possible,” Dr. Alyssa Golas, clinical assistant professor of plastic surgery at NYU Langone Health told CNBC. “I think that’s also had an effect of age of people coming in. We’re seeing a lot of younger people come in.”

While plastic surgeons cite photo filters and aspirational photos for the rise in millennial plastic surgery, TikTok boosted videos where teenagers as young as 14 were getting rhinoplasties onto the For You Page. 

TikTok claimed it banned plastic surgery advertisements, but cosmetic surgeons often use marketing agencies to get around it. 

If you’re considering getting plastic surgery than perhaps you should heed Dr. Alan Matarasso’s, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, advice.

“These body contouring are often reflective of what’s popular in culture, and they’re not something that’s achievable on your own,” Dr. Matarasso told CNBC. “Yes, a big butt is fashionable. But you should be doing it not because your friend did it. You should be doing it for self-improvement.”

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