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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Reclaim Your Vitality

BHRT at North Beach Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, VA

Are you experiencing symptoms like fatigue, low libido, night sweats, or foggy thinking? These could be signs of hormone decline, a natural part of aging that affects both men and women. At North Beach Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT is offered to help restore hormonal balance and improve your overall health and well-being.

Led by Caroline Ford, NP, a highly experienced and certified practitioner, North Beach Plastic Surgery provides personalized BHRT plans tailored to your unique needs. We understand that hormone imbalance can significantly impact your quality of life, and we're committed to helping you regain your vitality and feel your best again.

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What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) addresses hormonal decline by replacing missing hormones with bioidentical versions. These hormones are identical in structure to those your body naturally makes. As we age, hormone production decreases, leading to symptoms like fatigue, low libido, and night sweats. BHRT utilizes bioidentical hormones, typically derived from plants and processed to match human hormones. This approach offers a potentially safer and more natural alternative to traditional HRT, which uses synthetic hormones. BHRT comes in various delivery methods, like implantable pellets, allowing for a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs and alleviate symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance. Women are typically treated every three to four months, while men are typically treated every five to six months. For some women, micronized oral progesterone may be an essential part of their treatment.

How is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy delivered?

Our Virginia Beach Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy offers several delivery methods, each with its own advantages and considerations. Here, we'll focus on a popular and effective option: Biote® pellets. The special device we use for insertion delivers the pellets into the subcutaneous tissue, where the pellets will evenly dissolve over time, providing a more steady state than other forms of HRT.

Biote® Pellets

At North Beach Plastic Surgery, we utilize Biote® pellets, a safe and convenient method for delivering bioidentical hormones. These tiny pellets, about the size of a rice grain or slightly larger depending on the dosage needed, are composed of compressed bioidentical hormones. The specific hormones included in the pellet will depend on your individual needs and gender.

The Insertion Process

The insertion process is minimally invasive and performed during a quick in-office procedure. Here's a breakdown of what to expect:

  • A small area of skin (typically on the buttocks) will be numbed with a local anesthetic.
  • The doctor will use a sterile insertion tool to painlessly place the pellets beneath the skin's surface.
  • The insertion site will be bandaged, and there will be minimal downtime following the procedure.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Benefits

With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Virginia Beach patients can regain their zest for life! It addresses hormonal imbalances caused by aging, restoring balance and improving your overall well-being. Here's how BHRT can help you feel your best:

  • Boosted Energy: Feel more motivated and tackle your day with renewed energy.
  • Reduced Hot Flashes & Night Sweats (Women): Say goodbye to these disruptive symptoms and enjoy better sleep.
  • Enhanced Mood & Reduced Anxiety: Experience emotional balance and manage anxiety with greater ease.
  • Improved Libido: Restore a healthy sex life for both men and women.
  • Muscle & Strength Gains: Build muscle and feel stronger with improved muscle recovery time.
  • Sharper Mind: Improve cognitive function and memory.
  • Stronger Bones: Reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Better Sleep: Wake up feeling rested and ready for the day.
  • Pain Relief: May reduce chronic muscle and joint pain.

BHRT can significantly improve your health and quality of life. Let North Beach Plastic Surgery help you reclaim your vitality!

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Candidates

Is hormonal decline impacting your life? BHRT might be the answer!

Ideal candidates may experience symptoms such as:

  • Women: Hot flashes, vaginal dryness, low libido (peri/menopause/post-menopause)
  • Men: Fatigue, low libido, decreased muscle mass (andropause), erectile dysfunction, sexual dysfunction
  • Additional symptoms for both men and women can include fatigue, insomnia, joint/muscle pain, irritability, brain fog, apathy, depression, anxiety, bladder problems

BHRT effectively addresses:

  • Hormonal imbalance: Optimize your hormone levels, alleviating symptoms.
  • Age-related decline: Counteracts the natural decrease in hormone production.

While BHRT is beneficial, there are considerations:

  • Contraindications: Certain cancers, active liver disease, and clotting or bleeding disorders.
  • Age is flexible: We assess individual needs, though the treatment is ideal for women in perimenopause through menopause.
  • Allergies: Possibly to BHRT components (typically local anesthetics used).

The Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Process

At North Beach Plastic Surgery Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Virginia Beach is designed to be simple and convenient. Here's what to expect:

  1. Consultation: During an in-depth consultation with Caroline Ford, NP, you'll discuss your symptoms, medical history, and overall health goals. This helps determine if BHRT is right for you and develop a personalized treatment plan. We will also need to obtain bloodwork, ideally before consultation. The patient will also fill out a screening questionnaire to assess symptom severity.
  2. Biote® Pellet Insertion: If Biote® pellets are chosen for your treatment plan, the insertion itself is a quick in-office procedure. A small area on your buttocks will be numbed with a local anesthetic. The doctor will then use a sterile insertion tool to painlessly place the pellets under the skin's surface. The entire procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Recovery and Results

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy offers a smooth recovery. The in-office procedure has minimal downtime, with slight discomfort at the insertion site resolving within days. Women will need to abstain from strenuous lower body exercise or activities for three days, while men should do so for seven days. Additionally, patients are advised to avoid bathtubs, swimming, and hot tubs during this period, although showers are permitted. Most patients experience initial improvements within weeks, with optimal results taking three to six months.

Post-treatment life involves maintaining a healthy lifestyle and attending follow-up appointments to monitor hormone levels and determine if additional pellet insertions (lasting three to four months for women, five to six months for men) are needed. Your provider will go over all activity modifications in detail with you during your appointment. BHRT is a gradual process, but with patience and monitoring, you can reclaim your vitality.

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Why choose North Beach Plastic Surgery?

North Beach Plastic Surgery empowers you to regain control of your health with BHRT. Our experienced, certified provider, Caroline Ford, NP, crafts personalized treatment plans using Biote® pellets and a holistic approach that considers your overall well-being. We prioritize clear communication and patient-centered care throughout your BHRT journey. Let North Beach Plastic Surgery be your partner in reclaiming your vitality with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Schedule Your Virginia Beach, VA, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Consultation at North Beach Plastic Surgery Today

Take charge of your health! Schedule a consultation for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Caroline Ford, NP, at North Beach Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach. Call (757) 734-1000 or visit here to learn more and reclaim your vitality.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

BHRT recovery has minimal risks. There might be temporary bruising or discomfort at the insertion site.

Most patients feel initial improvements within weeks, with optimal results in three to six months.

Biote® pellets typically last three to four months for women and five to six months for men. Follow-up appointments ensure continued optimal hormone levels.

The number of treatments varies. Follow-up appointments determine the need for additional pellet insertions.

The cost depends on your individual treatment plan. We'll provide a cost estimate during your consultation.

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