ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V51.8

Aftercre plastc surg NEC

Diagnosis Code V51.8

ICD-9: V51.8
Short Description: Aftercre plastc surg NEC
Long Description: Other aftercare involving the use of plastic surgery
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V51.8

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V51 Aftercare involving the use of plastic surgery

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

After Surgery

Also called: Postoperative care, Recovery from surgery

After any operation, you'll have some side effects. There is usually some pain with surgery. There may also be swelling and soreness around the area that the surgeon cut. Your surgeon can tell you which side effects to expect.

There can also be complications. These are unplanned events linked to the operation. Some complications are infection, too much bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, or accidental injury. Some people have a greater risk of complications because of other medical conditions.

Your surgeon can tell you how you might feel and what you will be able to do - or not do - the first few days, weeks, or months after surgery. Some other questions to ask are

  • How long you will be in the hospital
  • What kind of supplies, equipment, and help you might need when you go home
  • When you can go back to work
  • When it is ok to start exercising again
  • Are they any other restrictions in your activities

Following your surgeon's advice can help you recover as soon as possible.

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  • Bland diet
  • Deep breathing after surgery
  • Diet - clear liquid
  • Diet - full liquid
  • Getting your home ready - after the hospital
  • Hemorrhoid removal -- discharge
  • Indwelling catheter care
  • Post surgical pain treatment - adults
  • Preparing for surgery when you have diabetes
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Sternal exploration or closure
  • Suprapubic catheter care
  • Surgical wound care -- closed
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment
  • The day of surgery for your child
  • The day of your surgery - adult
  • Tracheostomy tube - eating
  • Tracheostomy tube - speaking
  • Urinary catheters
  • Urine drainage bags
  • Using an incentive spirometer

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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
  • Breast lift
  • Chin augmentation
  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Cosmetic breast surgery - discharge
  • Cosmetic ear surgery
  • Dermabrasion
  • Eyelid lift
  • Facelift
  • Forehead lift
  • Head and face reconstruction
  • Liposuction
  • Oculoplastic procedures
  • Rhinoplasty

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