Subcutaneous Implant (Nexplanon)

Subcutaneous Implant (Nexplanon): An Innovative Approach to Birth Control

Today, numerous contraceptive methods serve as essential tools to safeguard women's reproductive health and avert unplanned pregnancies. Subcutaneous implants are among the usable methods, and one such form, known as Nexplanon, provides women with highly effective and durable contraception. This article aims to explain the purpose and functionality of subcutaneous implants, particularly Nexplanon, and highlight their benefits.


For women, birth control is important for those who want to maintain a healthy reproductive health. This is where subcutaneous implants have made a big breakthrough. Nexplanon in particular is a standout option for providing long-lasting effective contraception.

What is a Subcutaneous Implant?

Subcutaneous implants are birth control devices that work by placing hormones in a thin tube under the skin. These implants prevent unwanted pregnancy in the body by slowly releasing hormones.

How Does a Subcutaneous Implant Work?

These implants are placed under the skin under local anesthesia, usually in the upper arm. Over time, the hormones in the implant enter the bloodstream and act on the uterus to prevent pregnancy. This prevents ovulation and makes it difficult for the lining of the uterus to prepare for pregnancy.

Nexplanon Innovative Birth Control

Nexplanon is a prominent brand among subcutaneous implants. Using hormones in a single rod, it provides effective protection for up to three years.

How is it placed?

Nexplanon is usually placed under the skin on the inside of the arm. There may be some mild pain or discomfort during this procedure. Once inserted, however, users usually do not notice the implant.

Effective Working Time

Nexplanon is effective for about three years after insertion. During this time it provides regular protection and prevents pregnancy. Users do not need to use any additional contraception during this time.

Advantages and Disadvantages


Some of the advantages of Nexplanon are:

  • Long-lasting effective protection
  • Does not require taking a daily pill
  • Suitable for nursing mothers
  • May increase menstrual regularity


However, Nexplanon also has some disadvantages:

  • There may be pain or swelling during the first insertion
  • A doctor's visit is required for insertion and removal
  • Some users may experience irregular bleeding

Who is it suitable for?

Those who do not want to plan a pregnancy

Nexplanon is a suitable option for women who are not planning a pregnancy or do not want to get pregnant for several years. It offers continuous and effective protection, making it a convenient method of contraception.

Breastfeeding Mothers

For breastfeeding mothers, it is important to choose the right contraception. Nexplanon is an option that can be used while breastfeeding and will not harm the baby.

Side Effects and Risks

Common Side Effects

Common side effects that Nexplanon users may experience may include

  • Headache
  • Breast tenderness
  • Nausea

Serious Risks

However, some serious risks must also be considered:

  • Blood clots
  • Implant displacement

How to Make it Effective?

For Nexplanon to work most effectively, it is important to note the following points:

Correct Placement and Tracking

For Nexplanon to be effective, it must be inserted and monitored correctly. It should be checked regularly in accordance with the doctor's recommendations.

Communication with the Doctor

It is important to contact the doctor if there are any concerns or problems. Informing your doctor about side effects or changing health conditions is important to ensure correct use.

Comparison with Other Contraceptive Methods

Nexplanon has some advantages compared to other birth control methods:

Oral Contraceptives

Nexplanon eliminates the risk of forgetting to take a daily pill. Therefore, it may be a more effective option for women with forgetfulness.

Birth Control Injections

Other contraceptive methods may require monthly or quarterly injections. Nexplanon offers effective protection for up to three years and requires fewer injections.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Nexplanon hurt?

There may be some mild pain or discomfort during the insertion of Nexplanon. However, it is usually tolerable.

When does fertility return after implant removal?

Fertility usually returns quickly after implant removal. However, each woman's body can react differently.

How to manage side effects?

It is important to act as recommended by your doctor to manage side effects. Mild side effects such as headache usually subside over time.

Does the implant protect against unprotected sexually transmitted diseases?

No, Nexplanon only prevents pregnancy, it does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. It is therefore important to avoid unprotected sexual activity.

Can menstrual irregularities occur with implants?

Some users may experience menstrual irregularities during Nexplanon use. This is normal, but it is recommended to consult your doctor if it becomes persistent or bothersome.


Our Nexplanon treatment service is offered with the caring approach of Dr. Tuba Nadide Yilmaz, which creates great satisfaction among our patients. We are here to offer the best contraceptive option for you.

Nexplanon is known for its effectiveness and ease of use, giving you the confidence to continue with birth control. It is our priority to help you shape your fertility plans by providing the best option for you.

Nexplanon treatment offered at our clinic has become a reliable and preferred option among our patients. We are here to make you more satisfied and protect your health.

We welcome you to come to our clinic to meet your contraceptive needs and choose the best treatment together with you. We care about your health and we are here to find the right contraception together with you.

Dr. Tuba Nadide Yilmaz

Dr. Tuba Nadide Yilmaz

Obstetrician Dr. Tuba Nadide Yilmaz is a leading expert in her field, specializing in genital aesthetics and health services with extensive knowledge and experience. She offers comprehensive guidance for maintaining a healthy lifestyle along with customized solutions that cater to individual patient needs using modern treatment methods. We endeavor to restore your self-confidence. Please feel free to contact us for any questions or appointment requests. Our top priority is your health.