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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal * Before & After Photo. * 810nm Diode Laser * Legs, arms, bikini line, chest, back and face. * Total of 6 treatments. * Treatments are 8 weeks apart. To learn more about the benefits of Laser Hair Removal call 804 673-8000 and schedule a consultation at DeConti Plastic Surgery today.

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Labiaplasty: Labia Minora and Labia Majora Reduction

Labiaplasty: Labia Minora and Labia Majora Reduction

Labiaplasty (also known as labioplasty, labia minora reduction, and labial reduction) is a plastic surgery procedure for altering the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia).  These are the outer folds of skin surrounding the human vulva. There are two main categories of women seeking cosmetic genital surgery: those with congenital conditions […]

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Why Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated in the USA But Not in Europe?

Why Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated in the USA But Not in Europe?

Eggs found in Europe sit next to dried goods, at room temperature, in the neighborhood markets. This is very strange considering all our eggs are refrigerated in the US. We are all concerned about the potential of Salmonella to make people sick, but the U.S. and Europe just protect against this threat in different ways. […]

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Lifestyle and Youthful Looks:  What You Do Now Can Make You Look 10 Years Older Later.

Lifestyle and Youthful Looks: What You Do Now Can Make You Look 10 Years Older Later.

Lifestyle has been well proven to have a dramatic effect on the risk of age-related health diseases. Smoking, excessive alcohol use, poor diet and lack of exercise have been shown to lead to obesity, stroke, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. However, until recently, the association of lifestyle and facial aging has been less well studied. […]

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Arnica Ointment:  Does It Decrease Bruising & Improve Healing?

Arnica Ointment: Does It Decrease Bruising & Improve Healing?

Arnica has long been thought to limit bruising and swelling after surgery. Arnica montana is an herb which grows in the mountains. It has a history of medicinal use dating back to the 1500s. Arnica has gained popularity in the past decade as a preventive mesure to reduce swelling and ecchymosis, bruising, following elective surgical […]

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‘Tis the Season for Visiting DeConti Plastic Surgery for Botox, Fillers, Obagi Products & Gift Certificates

‘Tis the Season for Visiting DeConti Plastic Surgery for Botox, Fillers, Obagi Products & Gift Certificates

The holiday season is a good time to make a tweak to one’s appearance. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons, many people seek a plastic surgeon to rejuvenate their facial appearance. The holidays offer time off of work or school and allow one to have time to heal. Also, there is more […]

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Healthy, Low Calorie Snacks Perfect for Bedtime

Healthy, Low Calorie Snacks Perfect for Bedtime

Think snacking before bed packs on the pounds? You and your cravings will be happy to know that it’s a myth that eating in the evening leads to weight gain. As long as the total amount of calories you burn isn’t less than the calories you eat, it doesn’t matter when you consume those calories, […]

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Avoid Vacation Weight Gain: 5 Simple Rules

Avoid Vacation Weight Gain: 5 Simple Rules

You can enjoy your vacation without packing on the pounds. When you’re on vacation, it’s all too easy to abandon everything you know about eating healthfully — and then return home unable to button your pants. But, experts say, it is possible to indulge in your favorite foods and beverages while on vacation without the […]

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Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke Prevention for These Hot Summer Days

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke Prevention for These Hot Summer Days

You can take a number of precautions to prevent heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses. When temperatures climb, remember to: Wear loosefitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Excess, dark or tight clothing holds in heat and doesn’t let your body cool properly because it inhibits sweat evaporation.2. Avoid sunburn. If you’re going to be outdoors, wear a […]

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Move Over, Smoothie Bowls: It’s Time for Smoothie Pops to Have Their Moment

Move Over, Smoothie Bowls: It’s Time for Smoothie Pops to Have Their Moment

We know you love smoothies and smoothie bowls, but have you tried smoothie pops? These fruit and Greek yogurt parfaits are frozen in treat form in a popsicle mold, making your breakfast feel a whole lot more like dessert (all while being a stealthily healthy breakfast!). You can also serve these as a cool treat […]

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