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    Default Lipectomy or Excision??

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    Plastic Surgeon calls procedure "Excision and Suctioning of Lipomas"!!! Thru a small stab incision Tumescent fluid was introduced into lipomas, then fat was suctioned from these lipomas. Would you code it excision of lipoma or lipectomy?? Thanks!!!!

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    Default Can you post more of the note

    Can you post the entire scrubbed op note? Lipectomy (i.e. liposuction) is usually considered cosmetic surgery.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Unfortunatly I cant!!! These were large lipomas, 20X16cm, 6x7cm & 6x5cm of the neck....and very close to the preparotid area.

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