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    Question Ruthie

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    Does anyone have a suggestion on what ICD-9 code/codes to use for the following scenerio?

    Patient presents for SDS for correction of contour abnormality following abdominoplasty. Suction-assisted lipectomy was performed in the flanks of her irregularity. " She had poor contouring after her surgery". H&P states patient coughed alot due to her allergies following surgery and popped some sutures (doesn't really say that this is the reason for the contouring abnormality).
    Thanks for your suggestions
    Last edited by godisgood07; 09-30-2011 at 11:44 AM.

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    It all sounds cosmetic but you could try 909.3 complication of surgery

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