Contraceptive Implant

The contraceptive implant provides long lasting birth control. It is a small, flexible rod that is inserted under the skin of the upper arm and releases hormones to prevent pregnancy. The rod is carefully inserted into the upper arm and this method ensures effective contraception while maintaining convenience and ease of use.

What to Expect During an Implanon Appointment

During the appointment, the focus is on ensuring the individual’s comfort and understanding of the procedure. Depending on the doctor, you may require an initial consult first.

  1. The arm area is first cleaned and numbed, and a small incision is made.
  2. If an existing implant has to be removed, this will be done before the new one is inserted.
  3. A special applicator is then used to insert the implant rod under the skin. The process is quick, often taking less than a minute.
  4. Following the insertion, the individual is provided with aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing.

The entire appointment typically lasts less than half an hour, making it a time-efficient option for long-term contraceptive care.

Clinics who offer these services

MyClinic Elsternwick
384 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick VIC 3185
MyClinic Melbourne
91 William Street, Melbourne 3000
MyClinic South Yarra
Shop 6/300 Toorak Road, South Yarra
MyClinic Southbank
63 Power Street, Southbank, 3006
MyClinic Bacchus Marsh
12 Gell St, Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340
MyClinic Balaclava
161-163 Carlisle St, Balaclava VIC 3183 (inside Priceline Pharmacy)
MyClinic QV
Corner Swanston & Lonsdale Street, QV Retail Centre, Melbourne VIC 3000 (Inside Priceline Pharmacy)
MyClinic Prahran
191-193 Commercial Rd South Yarra, VIC, 3141
MyClinic Tarneit
412 Derrimut Road, Tarneit, VIC 3029
MyClinic Werribee Village
Shop 10 167-179 Shaws Road, Werribee Vic 3029
MyClinic Hoppers
150 Hogans Road, Hoppers

Advantages of Choosing Implanon

Implanon provides a range of benefits for those seeking a hassle-free and reliable contraceptive method. It offers continuous protection against pregnancy for up to three years, eliminating the need for daily pills or regular clinic visits. Due to its under-the-skin placement, Implanon is invisible and doesn’t interfere with daily activities. Moreover, the hormone it releases, etonogestrel, is generally well-tolerated and may even result in lighter, less painful periods over time.

Aftercare and Removal

Once the Implanon rod is inserted, it requires minimal aftercare. You will be able to resume normal activities straight away. Generally, a follow-up appointment may be recommended to ensure the implant is working properly. When it’s time for removal or replacement, the area is numbed, a small incision is made, and the rod is gently removed. The removal process is straightforward and, like insertion, takes only a few minutes.

Is Implanon Right for You?

While Implanon offers numerous advantages, it’s important to note that it may not be suitable for everyone. Individuals with certain health conditions or those who are pregnant should not use Implanon. As with any medical treatment, consider your personal needs, health status, and future plans when deciding if Implanon is the right contraceptive option for you.

FAQS

  • How painful is the insertion and removal of Implanon?

    The discomfort associated with the insertion and removal of Implanon is generally minimal. Local anaesthesia is administered before both procedures to numb the area and minimise any pain.

  • Will Implanon affect my weight?

    Some individuals may experience minor changes in weight after using Implanon, but it doesn’t occur in everyone. It’s always a good idea to maintain a balanced diet and regular exercise.

  • Can Implanon affect my mood or libido?

    Hormonal contraceptives, like Implanon, can have different effects on different people. Some may experience changes in mood or sexual desire, but these side effects are not common and usually decrease over time.

  • What happens if I want to get pregnant?

    If you wish to become pregnant, you can have Implanon removed at any time. Your fertility is likely to return to its normal state shortly after removal.

  • Will Implanon interfere with my daily activities?

    Not at all. Once inserted, Implanon sits comfortably under your skin and won’t interfere with any of your daily activities.