Implant – removal
Will my implant be difficult to remove?
- It usually only takes a few minutes to remove an implant. If the implant has been put in correctly, it should not be difficult to remove.
- Occasionally, an implant is difficult to feel under the skin and it may not be so easy to remove. If this happens, you may be referred to a specialist centre to have it removed with the help of an ultrasound scan.
- If you want to carry on using an implant, the doctor or nurse can put a new one in at the same time as removing your old one. You will continue to be protected against pregnancy if your previous device has not expired. If your previous device has expired you will need to use additional precautions for seven days after your new implant is fitted.
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