The board-certified plastic surgeons at Dr. Black Plastic Surgery are now certified providers of BioTE – Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) in Metairie, LA. We want to help our patients, both men and women, have a better quality of life through an implanted hormone therapy pellet that slowly releases a customized BHRT into the blood stream. There are no pills to take or creams to apply with BioTE. The pellet, which is made through a compounding pharmacist, is personalized for each patient.
Men and women, who live with unbalanced hormones or have unexplained symptoms (like mood swings or weight gain), may benefit from this therapy at our practice. Through a careful examination of your current hormone levels, medications, and lifestyle, either Dr. Black can provide you with at BioTE consultation. We invite you to learn more about the health benefits of BioTE at a private appointment.
"I've been a patient of Dr Summer Blacks for about 4 years and I would never go anywhere else. I am ALWAYS ecstatic with her work and have had Botox and Restylane filler in my cheeks and lips. Dr Black is not only a total perfectionist but she becomes a friend you feel comfortable confiding in and sharing your life with. I would recommend Dr Black to my own mother....and in fact I did! Now we are both her patients who regularly visit her for all our anti-aging facial perfecting cosmetic work."- A.R. / Google / Feb 06, 2017
"Dr. Summer Black, Dr. Elliot Black, and their team are all amazing! They truly care about their patients. Dr. S. Black gave me her honest opinion about the cosmetic procedure I wanted and told me she didn't even think I needed the surgery. This practice does not try to milk money out of their patients like other places. I love her honest opinion, and I also love my results!"- M.H. / Google / Jun 19, 2019
"Dr. Summer Black is absolutely amazing for several reasons. Dr. Black answered all my questions during my consult and took as much time as I needed. She also encouraged me to call or text her personally with any additional questions I may have thought of after my initial consult. We thoroughly discussed what my “goals” were for having the En Bloc Total Capsulectomy. She was very honest and matter of fact about what I could expect from having this procedure. She did not try to sell me on having additional procedures, even though I specifically asked if I need to have a lift with this procedure (which clearly would have been more expensive), but she told me she did not think I needed it. I have complete confidence in Dr. Summer Black and her father (prior to the surgery and even more so now on the other side). They operate as a team which makes me even more confident knowing there are two wonderful plastic surgeons operating on me. Dr. Black took videos and pictures explaining what she found during the procedure. She called me the evening of my surgery to check on me and we communicated for the next two weeks every day or every other day regarding my recovery. The personal care you receive from Dr. Black Plastic Surgery is excellent (exceeded all my expectations). The results of my surgery are amazing and exactly what we had discussed. If I decide to have additional plastic surgery in the future I would absolutely return to her, hands down. Dr. Black also offers dermal fillers. She injected my lips to increase the fullness. I experienced minimal pain and the attention from the staff was impeccable and I love my lips. Thanks Dr. Black, you gave me a new lease on life!"- M.K. / Google / Jun 18, 2019
"Dr. Summer Black, Dr. Elliot Black, and their team are amazing! They truly care about their patients. Dr. S. Black gave me her honest opinion about the cosmetic procedure I wanted and told me she didn't even think I needed the surgery. This practice does not try to milk money out of their patients like other places. I love her honest opinion, and I also love my results!"- M.H. / Google / Jun 11, 2019
"I was tired. I was sick. I was tired of being sick and tired. I had food, alcohol and medicine intolerances. I had unexplainable symptoms, arm pain, rashes, joint pain, hair loss, anxiety and heart palpitations. There were times when I wondered if this was all in my head and if I would ever feel “normal” again. I came across Breast Implant Illness symptoms thanks to a friend and immediately knew in my gut, that was the culprit. I researched qualified surgeons that perform explants and kept coming across Dr. Summer Blacks name. I asked around and knew someone that had an explant and Dr. Black was her surgeon as well so I made a consultation. My personal experience with Dr. Black has been beyond excellent. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate so with little hesitation, I scheduled my explant. I have been in the medical field for over 20 years and you don’t meet many doctors that give you their cell phone number much less answer a text within an hour. The surgery center she operates at, Crescent City Hospital, is phenomenal. The staff is attentive and caring. I woke up from surgery and felt great, my arm pain gone and I could take a deep breath. My scarring is minimal and clean. To say the surgery changed my life sounds cliche BUT it really has changed the quality of my life. I’m so glad I listened to my gut. Thank you Dr. Black."- C.A. / Google / Apr 12, 2019
Do I Qualify?
Men and women, who wish to optimize their hormones, will meet with our medical team to discuss the appropriateness for BioTE. Patients seeking this type of treatment may experience:
Depression or anxiety
Feeling tired (even with plenty of sleep)
Gynecomastia (increase in breast tissue)
Loss of libido (with or without erectile dysfunction)
Low levels of testosterone
Trouble with sleep or restless sleep
Changes in menstrual periods
Depression, anxiety, or mood swings
Feeling tired (even with plenty of sleep)
Loss of moisture in the skin
Low levels of estrogen
Trouble with sleep or restless sleep
Living with unbalanced hormones can take its toll on your health. This is just a snapshot of some of the symptoms. Whether you are experiencing one or a combination of symptoms, we want to help you figure out how to fix it. Balancing your hormones is a quality of life issue. We are here to help.
What to Expect
During your first consultation, your practitioner will provide you with a physical examination (height, weight, etc.) and ask many healthy history questions. It is very important to share all the medications that you are currently taking and explain the symptoms you are experiencing. Your practitioner will also order blood work to get the full picture of your health.
You will have an appointment in our office every 3 – 6 months for the BioTE pellet insertion. We will provide you with a local anesthetic to place the pellet in the skin of the upper part of your buttocks. A small incision is made, the pellet placed, and then closed with surgical adhesive (no sutures). You should not feel the pellet as it is inserted into the fatty lining of your skin. Overtime, the pellet will release the hormone therapy consistently to keep it in a therapeutic range for hormone optimization.
Your dosage will be personalized specifically for you. This is not a one-size-fits-all type of therapy. Each patient will have their own treatment. We will also take into consideration other medications and hormone therapies you are already taking.
Plan Your Procedure
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Live & Age Well With BioTE
Transform your life at the hormone level with BioTE therapy. We invite you to learn more about how to qualify, the benefits of the treatment, and how to monitor your hormone levels. Call and schedule an appointment at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Metairie, LA. Your treatment will be personalized for your needs only.