CPT® 40720, Under Repair Procedures on the Lips

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 40720 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Repair Procedures on the Lips.

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Summary

The provider performs a secondary repair of a cleft lip and or nasal deformity. The provider performs this service if a primary repair of a cleft lip and or nasal deformity does not deliver favorable results. In this procedure, the provider reopens the defect and recloses the surgical site. Unfavorable results can include scar contracture, a tightening of the skin and or shortening of the muscle that restricts movement, the wound splitting or layers separating, and infection.

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