ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z42

Encntr for plast/recnst surg fol med proc or healed injury

Diagnosis Code Z42

ICD-10: Z42
Short Description: Encntr for plast/recnst surg fol med proc or healed injury
Long Description: Encounter for plastic and reconstructive surgery following medical procedure or healed injury
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z42

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Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Encntr for plast/recnst surg fol med proc or healed injury (Z42)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z42 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Also called: Cosmetic surgery

Surgeons can reshape the appearance of body parts through cosmetic surgery. Some of the most common body parts people want to improve through surgery include

  • Breasts: Increase or reduce the size of breasts or reshape sagging breasts
  • Ears: Reduce the size of large ears or set protruding ears back closer to the head
  • Eyes: Correct drooping upper eyelids or remove puffy bags below the eyes
  • Face: Remove facial wrinkles, creases or acne scars
  • Hair: Fill in balding areas with one's own hair
  • Nose: Change the shape of the nose
  • Tummy: Flatten the abdomen

  • Abdominal wall surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breast augmentation surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Breast lift (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chin augmentation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eyelid lift (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Facelift (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Head and face reconstruction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Liposuction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rhinoplasty (Medical Encyclopedia)


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