Dr. Elliott B. Black, III

Dr. Summer Black

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

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BioTE® in Metairie, LA

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About BioTE

The board-certified plastic surgeons at Dr. Black Plastic Surgery are 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 such as mood swings, low libido, difficulty sleeping, or weight gain may benefit from this therapy at our practice. Through a careful examination of your current hormone levels, medications, and lifestyle, Dr. Black can provide you with a BioTE consultation. We invite you to learn more about the health benefits of bio-identical hormones at a private appointment.

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
Night sweats
Trouble with sleep or restless sleep
Weight gain 

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
Night sweats
Trouble with sleep or restless sleep
Weight gain

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.

Other Considerations

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.

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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.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.