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BioTE® - Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) – Orange County (Newport Beach)*

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About BioTE

Dr. Juris Bunkis of Orange County Plastic Surgery is a certified provider of BioTE – Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for men and women seeking a better quality of life. Through hormone replacement therapy with BioTE, various aspects of everyday life can be improved without the hassle of pills, creams, or other daily therapies. BioTE is an implanted hormone therapy pellet, which is formulated and personalized for each patient that slowly releases a customized BHRT into the bloodstream. Men and women struggling with unbalanced hormones or who experience symptoms, such as weight gain, low libido, mood swings, and fatigue, could benefit from this new and simplified HRT process. Through a careful examination of your current hormone levels, lifestyle, and medications that may be currently taken, Dr. Bunkis can provide a BioTE consultation. Schedule your appointment with our Newport Beach, CA plastic surgery center to learn more about BioTe.

Is BioTe for me?

BioTe pellet therapy is suitable for both men and women who live with unbalanced hormones and wish to optimize hormone levels without the worry of implementing an everyday routine. To learn if you are a candidate, a thorough assessment will be provided to discuss your symptoms and conduct a medical examination to confirm if hormonal imbalance is a cause for your symptoms. Patients seeking treatment, such as BioTE, may experience:


  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Fatigue or a feeling of being tired (even with a good night's sleep)
  • Low sperm count or infertility
  • Gynecomastia
  • Erectile dysfunction or loss of libido
  • Low testosterone levels
  • Night sweats
  • Sleepless nights or restless sleep
  • Unexplained weight gain


  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Fatigue or a feeling of being tired (even with a good night's sleep)
  • Changes in menstrual periods
  • Headaches
  • Loss of moisture in the skin
  • Low estrogen levels
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleepless nights or restless sleep
  • Unexplained weight gain

The symptoms listed above are just a subset of a larger group of symptoms one could be experiencing. Living with unbalanced hormones can take its toll on your emotional and physical health. Balance in your hormones can improve your overall quality of life. Regardless if you are experiencing one symptom or a combination of symptoms, Dr. Bunkis and our staff at Orange County Plastic Surgery can provide answers.

What to Expect

During your appointment, we will discuss your medical background and provide a thorough physical examination (height, weight, blood test, etc.). We will also discuss your lifestyle, such as diet, exercise, and tobacco use. It is very important to let us know about the medications you are currently taking and explain in detail the symptoms you are experiencing and how severe and how often you have them.

If it is determined that BioTE can help you, we will schedule you to come to our office several times throughout the year for the BioTE insertion. The dosage may vary, depending on how the therapy is working for you. During your appointment, we will numb a small area using a local anesthetic on the upper part of your buttocks. A very small incision will be made and the BioTE pellet will be properly placed and then the skin will be closed with surgical adhesive (sutures are not necessary). Because the pellet is inserted into the fatty lining in the skin, you should not feel it. Over time, the pellet will release the hormone therapy consistently to keep it in a therapeutic range for hormone optimization.

Other Considerations

BioTE pellet therapy has improved the lives of countless individuals. It is not a one-size-fits-all type of HRT therapy. Each dosage will be personalized and created specifically for you. To optimize your therapy, we will also take into consideration other medications, supplements, and hormone therapies you are already taking.

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Live & Age Well With BioTE

At Orange County Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, our goal is for every patient to not only look their best but to feel their best, too. We invite you to call our office and learn more about BioTE and begin to transform your daily life by balancing your hormone levels with ease. During your consultation, we'll explain the benefits of this therapy and how to monitor your hormone levels once BioTE has been started. Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Bunkis and begin feeling better quickly.

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