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Nasal septum correction will I retain my easa class 2?

Old 24th Sep 2019, 13:44
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Nasal septum correction will I retain my easa class 2?

My humble greetings!

I hold a 2nd class EASA medical and an EASA PPL. Today I visited an ENT doctor (ear, nose, and throat) and she told me that my nasal septum had a bad deviation which is the reason for my frequent rhinitis and other problems. She recommeded that my nasal septum is surgically corrected. She explained that in my case the surgeon will dissect the nasal septum and then remove the badly deviated piece of a bone or cartilage. I am quite enthusiastic about the thing since it will finally permit me to breath well. But what about my 2nd class medical? Will I pass my next medical exam after this operation?

I'll appreciate your help on the subject. Help of those who have an aviation medical background is especially appreciated.
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 19:40
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about fifty years ago when I was checked for my initial CPL medical, the assessor mandated septum straightening for a pass on the medical. I underwent the procedure, it was painful and unwelcome, but it achieved the issue of a pass certificate, opening the gate to a long career. I did not have any prior breathing difficulty or discomfort. So on the face of it the procedure should enhance the prospect of passing any aviation medical.
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Cant advise on your regulator but in other countries you will be disqualified from the operation and for two weeks or until the surgeon has deemed you have recovered.

However septoplasty is used to improve nasal airflow due to a deviated septum. Patients with rhinitis do not obtain as much improvement. So you may be advised to seek a second opinion as this is not the front line treatment for rhinitis
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