Frequently Asked Question
What are the common surgeries at Richardsons Dental & Craniofacial Hospital?
The most common surgeries in Richardsons are Cleft lip and palate, Rhinoplasty, Genioplasty, various jaw surgeries, facial asymmetry correction, Revision surgeries and so on and so forth. Any issue above the neck can be treated here at Richardsons.
How do I reach Richardsons Hospital from Oversees?
Richardsons Hospital is easily accessible by Road, Rail and Air. The nearest airport is 70km away and nearest railway station is 7 km away and the hospital is located on the National Highway NH 66.
Will I have visible scars?
Dr. Sunil Richardson has excellent suturing techniques so the fear of scarring is not a matter of concern.
When can I begin work out after surgery?
You can resume your workout regime after a month of surgery gradually.
What kind of anesthesia is used in surgery?
Most of the surgeries are done in local anesthesia. However for complicated cases, General Anesthesia is administered.
What are the hospital timings and official working hours?
Is the hospital open in cases of emergency for accident and trauma cases?
Yes, our expert team is always available for any kind of emergency.
Is diagnostic scanning available at the hospital or should we go elsewhere for the scanning?
Facilities for Intraoral radiographs and Orthopantomogram are available. The OPG machine is the latest digital machine from SIRONA (Siemens) which can take all facial views including views required for dental implants.
What options do you have for Lip Enhancement?
Lip revision, cleft lip surgery, removal of pits in lip, surgeries to give better shape to lip are a few.
What are various jaw surgeries at Richardsons?
Distraction Osteogenesis, Osteotomy, Anterior Maxillary Distraction, Genioplasty, Orthognathic-surgery and Revision.
Do you show before and after pictures?
We have documented all the before after images and they can be easily accessible for your reference.
What’s the usual downtime after a Rhinoplasty surgery?
Some patients go overnight as it’s a day care procedure whereas in reconstructive rhinoplasty, the patient might have to stay up to 5 to 6 days.
How successful is the Rhinoplasty at Richardsons?
Here at Richardsons, our expert surgeon Dr. Sunil Richardson has handled numerous cases on Rhinoplasty for both functional issues and for cosmetic reasons with 100 percent success rate.
What’s the age appropriate for Rhinoplasty?
For functional issues, it can be done at an early age. After 15 years for girls and 17 years for boys, definite rhinoplasty can be done.
Is Rhinoplasty available for everyone?
Rhinoplasty is usually available for any person who has maintained a healthy general health.
At what age can a cleft child be operated upon?
The primary surgery can be done when the baby is about 5 kgs.
Will a cleft palate child be able to speak clearly after surgery?
Absolutely yes, Speech pathologists are very essential in any craniofacial team and ours at Richardsons dental and Craniofacial Hospital is no exception.
What’s the difference between Cleft palate and Cleft lip?
Both Cleft Lip and Cleft palate are congenital deformities. Cleft lip is the deformity at the top of the lip either as a small gap or indentation whereas Cleft palate is a gap or the hole in the roof of the mouth.
Is hair transplantation treatment a permanent solution?
Can Male Pattern Baldness be treated at Richardsons?
Male pattern baldness is usually treated by non-surgical and surgical hair treatments.
What are hair transplantation techniques in Richardsons?
There are four techniques to treat hair transplant: Medicine, Laser, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction).
Can my mustache or eyebrows be transplanted?
Yeah, in Richardsons facial hair can be transplanted effectively with 100 percent growth results.
What are the non-surgical methods for hair loss treatment?
Based on the diagnosis, our hair team offer a host of non-surgical options including cyclical medical therapy, laser, PRP, PRF, IPRF, dermaroller, shampoo, dietary and lifestyle advises etc…
When do we need Dental Implants?
We usually have Dental Implants with titanium plates when there is missing teeth due to oral health negligence and for fractures.
Why are children’s dental visits necessary?
Children’s Dental visits are absolutely essential to educate the kids about proper oral hygiene. This is usually done once in 3 months.
If we lose a tooth in an accident, can it be restored?
The tooth lost can be restored by observing certain precautionary measures. However, the gap in the jaw can be replaced by prosthesis.
Are Dental Implants safe?
Yeah, dental implants are completely safe on adults provided we maintain a good oral health.
Can my child get Dental Implants?
While dental implants are a completely safe option for replacing missing teeth in adults, it is not an option for children below a certain age. If a dental implant is placed in a young patient whose jaw hasn’t finished growing, it could impede jaw growth and prevent other teeth from coming in naturally.
Do dental implants cause bad breath?
Yeah sometimes but they can treat as it might be due to an infection.
My face is noticeably asymmetrical. My nose is crooked and one cheek is bigger than the other. Am I a candidate for Facial Reconstructive surgery?
Facial Reconstruction can be done issues like this. However, it’s best to have a consultation with the surgeon to diagnose any functional deformity.
Do you have a solution for sagging skin in face and Neck?
Absolutely yes, we do face lift too to tighten the loose skin.
I am a female with male like chin appearance. Can I have a chin surgery which will correct my chin at Richardsons?
Yes, Genioplasty (chin surgery) can be done to correct male-like appearance to a more rounded look.
If by an accident, I had a hard blow near my eye, can my face be restored?
Are traumatized cheekbones restored via surgery?
Cheek Augmentation or malar Augmentation is done depending upon the position of the trauma.
Can a Tongue Tie Release be done at Richardsons?
When Can I fly after a cosmetic surgery?
You can fly after a week after your cosmetic surgery, however it depends on the complexity of the surgery.