The contraceptive implant may not suit everyone, and for many reasons, some women wish to have it removed. Dr Khaled Sadek now offers a fast implant removal service where our friendly qualified clinicians are able to do this for you.
What is it and how does it work?
Inserted under the skin in the uper arm the contraceptive implant is a small flexible plastic rod. The implant works by releasing a hormone called progesterone which stops the release of an egg from the ovaries. It also works by thickening the mucus from the cervix making it difficult for the sperm to fertilise the egg. Implants can also work by stopping the fertilised egg from implanting in the uterus. The implant can work for up to three years.
The fitted implant is convenient for Women who don’t need to worry about taking contraception every day.
The implant can be removed at any time of your menstrual cycle and your fertility will return to normal once it is removed.
The contraceptive implant does not protect you from sexually transmitted infections, so please make sure you are tested regularly. Please ask Dr Khaled Sadek for further tests or see our website for more details.
What do you need to do before the implant is removed?
You should not have sexual intercourse 7 day before removing the implant if you do not wish to become pregnant. If you wish to have sexual intercourse then a barrier method should be used. There is a risk of you becoming pregnant once the implant is removed because the sperm can live for up to 7 days, and can fertilise the egg.
How is it removed?
The removal of an implant takes a few minutes. Our clinician will look for the implant in the arm and apply an antiseptic to the area where the implant is. Once located the clinician will use a sterile marker to mark the end of the implant closest to the elbow. This is where the incision will take place. An anaesthetic will then be injected into the arm at the site where the incision will be made. A small incision will be made, and the implant is gently pushed until the tip of the implant is visible. The implant is then removed with forceps. The clinician will then close the incision with a bandage.
Sometimes, the implant cannot be found under the skin so it may not be easy to remove it. If this happens, an ultrasound may be needed to locate the implant, and then it can be removed.
What do you need to do after the implant is removed?
You should be very careful not to get the bandage wet for 3 days.
The contraceptive implant is carried out at the clinic. contraceptive implant removal is available daily at our clinic. Our team of highly qualified doctors are specialists at removing your contraception implant safely and pain free.
When do i change my contraceptive implant?
you can remove the contraceptive implant whenever you want.
What do I get:
- Implant removal
- Family planning advice.
Contraception needs changing over time. Our implant removal service provides same day treatment. We’re also able to give you information on family planning and alternative forms of contraception
When do I need to remove it the implant contraceptive:
Contraceptive implants can be removed whenever you wish. You can also choose to remove it sooner than you may otherwise would because of side effects. Removals are Swift painless and easy and how doctors will provide you with contraceptive advice what does it include includes a consultation a contraception review full history and implant removal.
For more information on this visit our implant removal page and book your free consultation online today.