QUESTION Nose surgery and FFL

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I was recently disqualified from the regular army due to some kind of deviation in my nose, i was told to get surgery to fix it and then i can re-apply.
I'm thinking about not going back to army but instead i would like to try FFL, would it be possible to join FFL after the nose surgery?
 

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I was recently disqualified from the regular army due to some kind of deviation in my nose, i was told to get surgery to fix it and then i can re-apply.
I'm thinking about not going back to army but instead i would like to try FFL, would it be possible to join FFL after the nose surgery?
If the surgery was to correct a deviated septum, that should not pose a problem.
However, is it is something more serious like removing a cancer lesion, then it probably will be a problem to enlist.
 

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Yes it's a deviated septum


Yes but it's a bit harder to breathe
I actually had similar problem. By forcing myself to breathe through nose much as I could it actually made my situation much better. Still sleep with open month, but during day I could breathe through nose almost completely normal.

My situation got better only in late 20s. Before that it was almost impossible to breathe without nasal drops I also had chronic sinusitis (that caused breathing problems at first place) which thanks god magically disappeared.
 

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I was recently disqualified from the regular army due to some kind of deviation in my nose, i was told to get surgery to fix it and then i can re-apply.
I'm thinking about not going back to army but instead i would like to try FFL, would it be possible to join FFL after the nose surgery?
I do not see why you would not be able to. I had a Deviated Septum and when I was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, I had the surgery to repair, align, and to open up my left nostril, I could not breathe through it. After I healed a month later, yes it can take up to that long, I was finally able to breath better. My run times vastly improved. Nose surgery is not the same as if you had a Meniscus or ACL surgery done to a knee. Most certainly knee surgery will completely ruin your chances to enter service. If you were in service that would be a different situation.

I say get it done, you need the O2, you will be better off. KEEP ALL DOCUMENTATION.
 

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Can you breathe with your mouth closed?

I guess nose job shouldn't be something because of you would be automatically rejected, but as we like to say here. Only legion doctor knows that for sure.
 

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