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How does Smartlipo Work?

Smartlipo is the latest innovation in liposuction. Using a single laser fiber administered with a cannula through a tiny incision in the skin, it removes excess fat, firms lax skin, and tones the body. It’s a highly-effective, minimally-invasive procedure that can dramatically improve your looks and self-confidence.

Smartlipo is a form of laser liposuction. It heats unwanted fat cells with targeted thermal energy – melting away the unwanted volume while simultaneously tightening your skin.

Smartlipo vs Liposuction What’s the Difference?

All surgeries carry potential risks. At Transformations Plastic Surgery, Dr. Pryor and our courteous and professional team will consult with you one-on-one before your procedure and discuss the various pros and cons of having a thigh lift. Most of our patients report they are happy with their new look and suffer few or no side effects.


  • Local anesthesia
  • Return to work in 1 to 2 days
  • Ideal for smaller problem areas
  • Small, discreet scarring
  • Very little post-treatment bruising

Traditional Liposuction

  • General or local anesthesia
  • Return to work in 3 to 5 days
  • Can treat large problem areas
  • Small, discreet scarring
  • Post-surgical bruising is common

Before & After

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Is Smartlipo Right for You?

Smartlipo is an incredible procedure – but it’s not right for all of our Rockford, IL patients. In general, the best candidates are men and women who:

  • Are close to their ideal body weight
  • Want to lose fat from specific problem areas
  • Don’t have a significant amount of weight to lose
  • Are in good overall health

It’s important to keep in mind that Smartlipo is not a weight loss surgery – it is a body contouring procedure. As such, it’s best for clients who want to refine their figure.

The procedure What to expect during Smartlipo

Smartlipo is a minimally-invasive liposuction procedure that is performed in the comfort of Dr. Pryor’s Rockford, IL office. The entire process should take between one and two hours, depending on the number and size of treatment areas.

The procedure is done under local anesthesia, so you should experience minimal to no discomfort during your appointment. At the very most, you may feel some mild pressure. To begin, Dr. Pryor will create an incision in the target area. He will then insert a cannula containing the laser fiber directly into your unwanted fat. The laser will destroy the fat cells while ensuring that the remaining tissue is unharmed.

The Recovery

Smartlipo is associated with a fairly easy recovery period and very minimal downtime. Here is a quick look at what to expect after your appointment:

  • You may experience minimal pain or discomfort after the procedure.
  • Most of our Rockford, IL patients only need to take one to two days off from work.
  • Wait a full two weeks before resuming strenuous activities.

The Results

Smartlipo results emerge over time. In about two weeks, the swelling will begin to go down and you will see your initial results. Within three to six months, all swelling will have dissipated and your skin will have tightened and conformed to your new contours. At this point, your results will be considered final.

Schedule a Consultation

Smartlipo is a minimally-invasive liposuction technology that can reduce unwanted fat and restore a younger-looking body contour. Contact Transformations Plastic Surgery in Rockford, IL today to schedule an initial consultation and discover what this treatment can do for you.