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Testosterone Replacement

Testosterone levels in men peak around age 20, then start declining. The testosterone level of a 60-year-old is typically only 10% of a 20-year-old’s testosterone levels. This drop in hormone levels, commonly referred to as “andropause,” is less pronounced than menopause in women, but can have a similar impact on men’s quality of life. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can correct low testosterone levels.

Austin plastic surgeon Dr. David Dellinger at Elysian Plastic Surgery is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Over his two decades in practice, he’s helped countless men throughout Texas and beyond alleviate andropause symptoms with the help of bioidentical testosterone therapy treatment.

Contact us online or call our Austin office at 512-229-1978 to learn more about your options for testosterone replacement therapy.

Why Choose Elysian Plastic Surgery?

  • At Elysian Plastic Surgery, we use testosterone pellets for TRT to deliver a steady, stable dose of bioidentical testosterone.
  • Dellinger is committed to continuing his own education and training, frequently attending and lecturing at medical conferences.
  • Our comprehensive approach to treatment planning ensures that you feel confident about moving forward.

Best Candidates for Testosterone Replacement

Men suffering from low testosterone can experience multiple symptoms that negatively impact their quality of life:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) or other problems with erections
  • Decreased testicle size
  • Hair loss and thinning hair
  • Low energy and fatigue
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Weight gain, especially a “spare tire” around the abdomen
  • Mood changes, including depression, irritability, memory and ability to focus

Other medical conditions that can occur as a result of low testosterone include anemia and decreased bone density.

Not all men are good candidates for TRT. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, prostate cancer or male breast cancer are not recommended for testosterone replacement.

What to Expect

At Elysian Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dellinger prefers the use of bioidentical testosterone pellet therapy to correct low testosterone. This process, which has been in use for several decades, involves placing small testosterone pellets in the flank or buttock fat. The procedure takes just a few minutes, with minimal discomfort and provides a constant steady level of testosterone in the body for about 5 months.

For men who want to regain and maintain any loss in testicle size, we also recommend the use of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This treatment involves injecting a small amount of hCG every 3 days using an insulin syringe and a very small needle.

Your Testosterone Replacement Results

As your testosterone levels improve, you should notice an improvement in andropause symptoms. Most men report improved energy levels, sex drive and mental focus soon after starting TRT. Dr. Dellinger will track your hormone levels to ensure a continued correct dosage as long as you remain on testosterone replacement therapy.

Testosterone Replacement FAQs

Can’t I use an over-the-counter testosterone replacement product?

Most over-the-counter products that claim to boost testosterone levels have no effect at all, or the effects are so minimal that the results are negligible. Additionally, the potential for side effects can cause more harm than good. Medically supervised bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy is the safest approach to boosting your testosterone levels.

Can I combine testosterone replacement with other treatments?

Bioidentical testosterone replacement may help with related concerns, such as treatment for ED. If you’re also interested in other male cosmetic procedures, Dr. Dellinger and his team can create a customized treatment plan designed just for you.

Are there any risks associated with testosterone replacement therapy?

Like any medical treatment, TRT does have possible side effects and risks. Dr. Dellinger will give you all the data you need to make an informed decision before you begin testosterone therapy.

Service Type
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Provider Name
Dr. David Dellinger,
11623 Angus Rd, Suite C15,Austin,Texas-78759,
Telephone No.5122291978
Austin, Texas
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) from Austin plastic surgeon Dr. David Dellinger at Elysian Plastic Surgery has improved andropause symptoms for many Texas men.