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New Member
Jun 9, 2004
Yes i know i'm vain and I know i will probably be subject to some ridicule for posting this but i have to ask. I will be having a nosejob (rhinoplasty) in late august. The doc said no diving for 6-8weeks and then it should be good. My question is can having a nosejob cause any permanent or long-standing problems with freediving such as equalizing bleeding, etc etc. Do any of you know any divers that have had one? are they ok?



Well-Known Member
Mar 2, 2001
While I'm not very knowledgeable in this area, I can say that it is unwise to ever allow surgery of the inner nasal regions (i.e. anything which affects flow of air through the nose). The function of the sinuses is not well understood. Some people who have had surgery affecting the flow of air through their nose end up with 'mental confusion', implying that the flow of air through the sinuses is critical, perhaps as a coolant mechanism or some other unknown mechanism.

Eric Fattah
BC, Canada


Aquatic shopper...
Jul 3, 2003
I'm just a beginner but from reading alot of yoga threads here it is clear that most if not all of the the yoga breathing excercises are through the nose.

I think yoga has developed over thousands of years and they may have an insight into breathing and breathing patterns. Perhaps it may be unwise to have surgery on such a critical organ.


Mermaid, Musician and Marketer
Nov 12, 2002
Hey Spearopimp

why not post a photo and we will let you know whether we think it is worth the risk!

guess it depends how bad the nose is...

I am sooooo bored today



Well-Known Member
Jun 30, 2003
What kind of procedure are you having done? If you are just having an oversized bridge decreased, then filing off the superficial alar cartilage or nasal bone would likely not have any longstanding effects to the nasal cavity. You should talk to the surgeon about the approach/technique for your particular surgery and any adverse effects/damage.


New Member
Jun 9, 2004
Yes, I already talked to my surgeon and I found that he is actually an avid scuba diver. He told me that it will have not any adverse long-term effects and that it might actually make equalizing easier because my sinuses won't get clogged as easily.

Doesn't really matter what other people think, most of my friends said I'm crazy and I don't need one. But I would like the way I look better with one and it's my body and money so I'll do what I like.

Mr. Streeter

New Member
Oct 28, 2003
nose job

I can shed some light on this issue. After many years of nasal adjustment on the rugby pitch I decided that I wanted to get my nose fixed. After all I have my cat walk modelling career to think of! I had it done twice to get it somewhere near right and there are no affects whatsoever on my free or scuba diving. There was no pain at all after the surgery and I am so glad I had it done.

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