Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V51
Aftercare involving the use of plastic surgery
  • Short description: AFTERCARE W PLASTIC SURG.
  • ICD-9-CM V51 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM V51 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM V51.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V51: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
V51 Excludes
  • cosmetic plastic surgery (V50.1)
  • plastic surgery as treatment for current injury­code to condition
  • repair of scar tissue-code to scar
Applies To
  • Plastic surgery following healed injury or operation
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM V51
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V51:
  • Admission (encounter)
  • Repair
    • scarred tissue V51
  • Surgery
    • cosmetic NEC V50.1
      • following healed injury or operation V51
      • hair transplant V50.0
    • elective V50.9
      • breast augmentation or reduction V50.1
      • circumcision, ritual or routine (in absence of medical indication) V50.2
      • cosmetic NEC V50.1
      • ear piercing V50.3
      • face-lift V50.1
      • following healed injury or operation V51
      • hair transplant V50.0
    • plastic
      • breast augmentation or reduction V50.1
      • cosmetic V50.1
      • face-lift V50.1
      • following healed injury or operation V51
      • repair of scarred tissue (following healed injury or operation) V51
      • specified type NEC V50.8
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