Essure Permanent Contraception is a safe and simple procedure and provides women with a non-cutting alternative to traditional surgery. No hormones, no metal, and no cutting/scarring or the risks of surgery are involved. This 12 minute procedure is done in our office using only a novacaine-like anesthetic. It is a very safe and effective procedure with a 98.4% success rate. Most women return to their normal activites the next day. An x-ray test done later will assure complete blockage of the fallopian tubes.