Our implant insertion and replacement services include:

  1. Pre-procedure consultation (Telephone/Video)
    • Ensuring you know how your new implant will work, its benefits and drawbacks
    • Ensuring the most appropriate device for your menstrual history
    • Consent for the procedure
    • Ascertaining whether you are pregnant
  2. Procedural appointment
    • Insertion of the device at a new consultation

Common Questions

Read these before continuing:

What is the implant and is it for me?

The Contraceptive Implant (Nexplanon)

  • Over 99% effective
  • lasts 3 years
  • Upon removal, immediate return to fertility
  • A small plastic rod is placed under the skin in your upper arm and releases the hormone progesterone into the blood stream slowly which prevents the release of an egg each month (ovulation) as well as thickening cervical mucus making it more difficult for sperm to enter the womb. It also thins the lining of the womb so an egg is less likely to implant.

Benefits:

  • Lasts a long time & works within 7 days
  • No interruption of sex and can be used during breastfeeding
  • It can help those with heavy or painful periods
  • It can be used by those who can’t use combined contraception eg migraines, overweight
  • Your fertility returns to normal as soon as the implant is removed

Drawbacks:

  • Periods  may become irregular or stop completely (advantage)
  • Some experience temporary side effects in the first few months: headaches, nausea, breast tenderness or mood changes
  • You may develop acne or your acne can worsen
  • Doesn’t protect against STDs
  • Some medicines can make it less effective e.g.:
      • Treatment for HIV, epilepsy and TB
      • Complementary remedies e.g. St John’s Wort
      • Antibiotics such as rifabutin or rifampicin
    • You would need additional contraceptive cover if using any of these medicines

The contraceptive implant is not suitable if you:

  • Think you are pregnant
  • Don’t want your periods to change
  • Take medicines that interfere with its effectiveness
  • Have unexplained bleeding between periods or after sex
  • Have arterial disease or a history or heart disease or stroke
  • Have liver disease
  • Have breast cancer or had it in the past
  • Have a medical condition that may affect which contraception you can use

Prices

Prices are dependent upon whether the patient requires an implant to be provided privately. NOTE: Patients will sometimes attend with an implant provided by their NHS GP on prescription. We are happy to fit implants provided by NHS GPs. You are not guaranteed to be provided with a prescription for an implant from your NHS GP, but it is worth asking

Have I another way of getting an implant other than paying for it?

Patients sometimes will provide their own implant having received an NHS prescription from their GP. We are happy to fit implants provided by patients.

You are not guaranteed to be provided with a prescription for an implant from your NHS GP.

Implant Prices – Privately Provided Implant (Nexplanon)

Prices are inclusive of all costs:

  1. Insertion: £285
  2. Replacement: £340
  3. Removal: £215

After booking your initial consultation for insertion/replacement/removal (£50) the remaining balance  of the total cost is paid later when booking your procedure appointment. The initial consenting consultation is non-refundable whether or not you proceed to insertion/replacement or removal of the implant for any reason.

Implant Prices – Patient Provided Implant (NHS prescription for Nexplanon)

Prices are inclusive of all costs:

  1. Insertion: £160
  2. Replacement: £215
  3. Removal: £215

After booking your initial consultation for insertion/replacement/removal (£50) the remaining balance  of the total cost is paid later when booking your procedure appointment. The initial consenting consultation is non-refundable whether or not you proceed to insertion/replacement or removal of the implant for any reason.

Select the most appropriate appointment from the links below.

You can provide your own implant via your NHS GP. Alternatively we can provide a Nexplanon at additional cost.