So I've been appointed to USMA and was planning on getting an otoplasty to pin my ears back since obviously I'll be wearing my hair up pretty much 24/7. I talked to the DoDMERB help desk and they said if I did it six months out from Beast it would be fine, but because of scheduling problems the earliest I could have it done would be Feb. 14. I called DoDMERB again and they said if I had it done now I would have to get a waiver, which could jeopardize my appointment. It's a minor surgery, done under local anesthesia, and I can return to running and exercising in two weeks. Should I get it done anyway? What's my chance of getting a waiver and how long would it take?