SEP 20, 2022
Possible Foreign Body Removal During Blepharoplasty Surgery
We had one of our surgeons perform an exploration of the medial upper lid for possible foreign body during a blepharoplasty procedure. There was no foreign body but excessive scar tissue. She debulked and biopsied the scar tissue and sent it to pathology.
There is no defined CPT for scar tissue exploration of the eyelid. As this was performed during blepharoplasty no additional code would be billed.
15822 — Blepharoplasty, upper eyelid
15823 — Blepharoplasty, upper eyelid; with excessive skin weighting down lid.
You can submit the biopsy with CPT code 67810 — Incisional biopsy of eyelid skin including lid margin but should wait and attach the diagnosis from the pathology results.