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How do they place the nexplanon implantation into your body?

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Wendy Askew answered

Specializes in

Office visit: Your doctor places the device after injecting numbing medication into the skin on the inner surface of the upper arm, then placing the device into the fatty tissue below the skin using the loading device (which looks like a large hypodermic needle). It involves some burning from the numbing medicine, and a pulling discomfort. It only takes about 20 seconds. Causes mild soreness afterwards.

Answered 10/23/2013


Dr. Brian Enggano answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Office procedure: Nexplanon is a hormonal (progesterone) implant that is placed just under the skin in the upper arm and is a very effective birth control option. It is placed by trained providers in the office. It requires local anesthesia and placement itself takes approximately 30-45 seconds. Ask your doctor about nexplanon.

Answered 12/29/2014



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