Rhinoplasty disqualifying?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by CVbsbl2019, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. CVbsbl2019

    CVbsbl2019 Member

    Feb 14, 2018
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    I have already completed and passed my DoDMERB exam and am medically qualified for USAFA. A few years ago, my doctor said that I could potentially be able to get a rhinoplasty (nose job) to help fix a hump on my nose (baseball injury but not severe). I did not withhold any info from DoDMERB on my form, as I hadn't had any treatment for the nose at time of exam. I was wondering if having this surgery would be a disqualification for appointment or, in the future, pilot qualification? Couldn't find any specific answer on if a rhinoplasty would be DQ. All help is appreciated (this isn't a necessary surgery, rather a personal preference operation. I don't have to have it done if it will be DQ). If it isn't a DQ I will notify DoDMERB of operation after completed.
  2. Tbpxece

    Tbpxece Member

    Nov 13, 2018
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    Look in the 2018 version of DODI 6130.03. It's pretty easy to follow. Section 5.7 covers the nose.
  3. GoCubbies

    GoCubbies Member

    Feb 13, 2018
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    This is most likely NOT a DQ.

    Key is the paperwork being clear on the indications for the rhinoplasty. It can't be things like chronic sinusitis, allergies, etc...

    Same for aviation... most likely not a DQ.