Nexplanon Insertion

The Implanon is a form of birth control that is placed in the patient's non-dominant arm.  Traditionally, the physician will clean the arm with Betadine and provide a local anesthetic in the place of insertion. She will later insert the 4cm rod in the patient's arm.   A snug bandage will be placed around the arm, which should not be removed for 24 hours.  There are no major limitations after insertion except for heavy lifting or weight lifting for 24 hours.  The entire appointment time takes about 15 minutes, and the actual insertion takes less than a minute.  There are no follow up visits required.