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How is implanon inserted in the body?

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Under the skin

Implanon is a small Etonogestrel Implant placed just under the skin on the inner surface of the upper arm. It is usually placed placed in the non-dominant arm (ie, left arm if you are right-handed).
Local anesthesic is used prior to insertion of the device with a needle. It is a quick and easy procedure and contraception lasts for 3 years.

In brief: Under the skin

Implanon is a small Etonogestrel Implant placed just under the skin on the inner surface of the upper arm. It is usually placed placed in the non-dominant arm (ie, left arm if you are right-handed).
Local anesthesic is used prior to insertion of the device with a needle. It is a quick and easy procedure and contraception lasts for 3 years.
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Under the skin

Implanon is a matchstick-like contraceptive that is placed under the skin next to the biceps muscle.
Local anesthesia (like novacaine) is used and a 1/4 inch incision may take a week to heal. Implanon lasts for 3 years and has a great pregnancy protect rate; however, the most common complaint from its users is a high rate of unexpected spotting and bleeding.

In brief: Under the skin

Implanon is a matchstick-like contraceptive that is placed under the skin next to the biceps muscle.
Local anesthesia (like novacaine) is used and a 1/4 inch incision may take a week to heal. Implanon lasts for 3 years and has a great pregnancy protect rate; however, the most common complaint from its users is a high rate of unexpected spotting and bleeding.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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