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57: Ask a Plastic Surgeon: Liposuction 101, What to Know BEFORE Getting a BBL, Fat Transfer, & more!

Updated: Apr 21, 2022

n today’s episode, Zuri sits down with aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Spivak from Squlpt Body Shaping, a unique and innovative practice that focuses purely on awake liposuction and fat transfer. Zuri and Dr. Spivak are talking about the BBL of it all and they're getting into the nitty-gritty of why the world is obsessed with BBLs (and who really made them popular!); when to get liposuction (and how much at one time), how to find an ethical plastic surgeon, and the red flags to watch out for when choosing a plastic surgery clinic (overseas and in the USA).

Zuri also shares why she’s here for plastic surgery and why she’s focused on empowering women to make informed choices and do things that make them feel good and that are safe,

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Finally, Z also has Dr. Spivak answer ALL of your questions when it comes to plastic surgery.

  • Can I give my fat to friends/family?

  • How soon can you sit after a BBL?

  • What’s the recovery like for liposuction and BBL?

  • How to minimize scarring after surgery for Black women and WOC?

  • How do you know if you need plastic surgery?

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With a refined eye for beauty, Dr. Ryan Spivak takes tremendous pride in delivering results that are natural and highly aesthetic. Dr. Spivak is greatly respected by his patients for his warm bedside manner and a focused and diligent approach toward achieving safe and beautiful aesthetic results.

Dr. Ryan Spivak trained as a plastic surgeon at the University of Southern California Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency in Los Angeles. The USC Plastic Surgery program is considered one of the top residencies of its kind in the U.S. Here, he was able to work with some of the best reconstructive, cosmetic, and aesthetic surgeons in LA.

As Co-Founder of Sculpt Body Shaping, and Co-Inventor of Soft Sculpt™, Dr. Spivak has attained master-level skill in awake liposuction and fat transfer. Beyond that, he genuinely loves the connection and partnership with his patients as they embark on their body transformation journey.

About Squlpt:

Squlpt has innovated a patent-pending awake liposuction technology called SoftSqulpt™, and popularized fat transfer procedures including the Petite BBL™, XL BBL®, and Naturals™ (fat transfer to breasts).

Their work is beautiful and natural and has captured the attention of those who seek plastic surgery nationwide.

Their office is in Los Angeles currently, and they are opening additional locations in 2022-2023 in Miami, New York City, and Houston.

Connect with Dr. Spivak: Instagram | Website | Tiktok | Youtube

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Zuri Hall is an Emmy award-winning TV host (Access Hollywood, American Ninja Warrior) and is the executive producer & host of this millennial-focused podcast that will empower women to avoid “best life burnout” through candid conversation, expert panel discussions, and real-life, human interest stories from everyday women.

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