Birth Control Removal
What is a Nexplanon Implant?
Contraceptive implants are a simple, effective and long lasting birth control solution for women. Nexplanon is an implant that is placed under the skin of the upper arm to release progestin, a hormone which subdues ovulation. The implant typically remains effective for about three years. You may have it removed at any point during the effective time frame. However, if you have it removed, you may become pregnant within a week.
Why Remove a Nexplanon Implant?
Often the Nexplanon implant is removed because pregnancy is desired. Others have it removed because it has reached the end of the effectiveness period.
Some women want to remove the implant because they experience unwanted side effects and wish to use an alternative form of birth control. Side effects are rare, but the most common are irregular bleeding and weight gain.
How is a Nexplanon Implant Removed?
Removal is a simple process that only takes a few minutes. You are given a local anesthetic, and then a small incision is made near the implant. The implant is gently moved toward the incision and removed. The incision will be treated and bandaged, and you will be on your way. Complications are rare and typically not serious.
An informative and caring process
Our patients want to make informed decisions about treatment with a trusted, world-class medical group that supports an effective pain management plan.
We have responded with processes that are minimally invasive and limit your loss of work and personal time. Our experienced physicians and staff keep you informed at each step of the process.
We always provide a personalized evaluation, treatment, and pain management plan. Our support continues after treatment with a comprehensive follow up plan.