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Dr. Keith Denkler

Plastic Surgery
Larkspur, CA
43 years experience male

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Office

Larkspur, CA

Address

275 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, CA
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Blue cross blue shield

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Wellpoint

Office

Larkspur, CA

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Plastic Surgery

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55 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Weight Affects Chin: Weight gain will lead to a double chin. However, some double chins are genetic. Weight loss with a double chin can lead to skin excess.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Dupuytren is Genetic: The cause seems to be genetic. It can be passed in families and occurs in all races. It is more common as we age and in northern europeans.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Can Try Botox : Botox can help with persperation and odor from the armpits. Lasts perhaps nine months so is very good for the upcoming summer months. Get a home BP ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Liposuction is Safe: Often liposuction is performed under local anesthesia so it is very safe. Cleanliness is important to avoid infection. Doc needs to be well trained,... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Rinse with water: Copious irrigation with water is important. Glycolics are an acid and will sting and can give chemical burns. So rinsing is important. Lots of wate... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Many Risks: Melanoma risk is increased with a family history, intermittent sun exposure, more moles, larger moles, and even red hair. Risks can be decreased via ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Skin Checks Are Good: With a previous melanoma, you are at higher risk to getting another one. Plus there is a slight chance your previous melanoma can recur. So see a de... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Glycolics Thin Skin: Glycolic acids thin the skin, so self tanning would not be advised as your skin would be thinner from the acid.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Melanoma=Mole Cancer: Cancerous moles, or melanoma can be genetic. Or they can arise from sun exposure to a mole. Sporadic exposure such as sunburns lead to a higher risk ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Fillers May Bruise: All fillers are injected, so bruising is a common side effect. Certain areas are more vascular, such as near the eyes and they can bruise more and th... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Needs More Treatment: Stage iii skin cancers are serious. They need evaluation as to the areas of spread, so the cancers can be cut out with surgery, or radiated. Otherw... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Hands, Feet, Penis: Dupuytren's generally is a disease of the hands. On the feet it is called lederhose disease. In the penis it is called peyronies disease.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Injections Bruise: All injections bruise. So fillers such as juvederm can occasionally cause out of control bruising. Injections near the orbit are more likely to brui... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Consider Propecia (finasteride): See your doctor about Propecia pills. They block hydrotestosterone from causing hairloss. Rogaine, (minoxidil) a topical application helps in some ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Weight Loss Can Help: Losing some weight can help a double chin. However, if the double chin is diet resistant, then liposuction will be necessary to trim the fat. Liposu... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
SmartLipo is Laser: Smartlipo melts the fat with laser heat. Local anesthetic is necessary as it would hurt if not numbed.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Unknown: Juvederm dot com states: the safety of juvÉderm® injectable gel for use during pregnancy, in breastfeeding females, or in patients under 18 years has... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
See your doctor: A physician, or an ear/nose/throat specialist can look into your nose to determine if you have a deviated septum, polyps, or both. So see your doctor... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
See a Physician: An exam by a physician will help determine if it is a lipoma based on clinical exam ultimately, only excision will show if it is a lipoma or not.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Sun is a Problem: Intermittent sun damage and sunburns are associated with an increased risk of melanoma. So sensible sun protection at the beach is important. Avoid ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Abnormal Airflow OK: After a septoplasty there can be clogged blood and mucous in the first few weeks. You may even have some splints that hold the deviated septum in pla... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
SmartLipo is Laser : Smartlipo is a laser-assisted fat removal and skin tightening. Laser is used internally through punctures wounds and a fiberoptic wand is passed into... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
SmartLipo Melts Fat: Smartlipo melts fat with laser and can tighten skin. Regular liposuction uses a cannulas and a vacuum to suction out fat.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
BOTOX can Help: Botox can helps the spasms in the muscles. It is used to help balance the muscle imbalance. It has been around for some years and is not experimenta... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Online Forums : There are melanoma online forums: http://forum.Melanomainternational.Org/mif/ and basal cell cancer forums: http://www.Cancercompass.Com/mess... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
SmartLipo is Laser: Smartlipo and regular cannula liposuction both require tumesent anesthesia. Tumescent anesthesia is dilute local anesthetic mixed with a vasoconstric... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Can Spread Quickly: Nodular melanomas tend to grow up as a nodule, and down into the skin. With melanomas, the deeper it is into the skin, the more likely it is to sprea... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Time Will Help: Larger breasts in teenage men are somewhat common and they shrink at 17 or 18. Loosing weight can help if you are overweight. Certain drugs such as ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Avoid Alcohol: Smartlipo is a medical procedure that requires local anesthetic and possibly sedation. Like any invasive procedure you should discuss with your physic... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Genetics: Dupuytren's occurs on all races and is considered to be hereditary. It is common in northern europeans over 50 and in men more than women.
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A female asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Lipodissovle In Test: Lipodissovle is still in clinical trials and when they are done it will be submitted to the fda. It takes time and the patients need to be followed t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
May Be Good: The clinical trials are underway, and it may be a good product. Will know more when the studies are submitted to the fda.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Slight Diferences: Belotero and juvederm are similar products by different companies. Both are hyaluronic acids, a normal human substance. Belotero does not come with ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Cleansing is Key: Your stress response is causing your acne to break out. So cleansing is very important. Plus adding things like benzoyl peroxide will help keep the b... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
US About a 1000/year: About 1000 cases a year in the us link: http://www.Spineplus.Com.Au/studynotes/geninf07.Htm mortality of gas gangrene is about 19% link: ht... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Bumps Can Improve: Bumps may get better after some time and firm massage/pressure. The bluish discoloration may remain and need hyaluronidase.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
XIAFLEX (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) Can Help: Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) injections will dissolve dupuytren's and scar tissue. So these injections can be useful after previous... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Epi Best Small Cuts: Minor cuts would bleed less from Epinephrine in local anesthetic as Epinephrine is a constrictor. Local anesthetics with Epinephrine are useful for p... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Dr. DiBernardo: Dr. Dibernardo helped develop the technique of smartlipo and lectures to doctors on its use. He is very experienced.
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A female asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Little Migration: Juvederm would migrate only in the local area. It can be massaged and smoothed out, but there is little migration other than a few millimeters or so.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Try Silicone Strips: Over the counter siilcone strips can help. Or your doctor can possibly laser it to improve it, or inject it with cortisone to help shrink it.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
SmartLipo is Laser : Smartlipo uses a laser to melt fat. It requires local anesthetic, or sedation as it is an invasive technique. The melted fat is suctioned out and th... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Needs a Biopsy: Melanomas need to be excised as a biopsy as the diagnosis is from the pathological analysis. Clinical exam alone is not sufficient for a diagnosis.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Infection Possible: Your doctor may be concerned that a low grade infection is causing the lumpiness. So that is why the antibiotic was prescribed. Rare infections can ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Treatments Available: Dupuyten's contracture can be treated with injections, via puncture treatmetnt(needle aponerutomy) or via surgery to excise the disease. The disease ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Low Chance of Keloid: Keloids are skin scarring conditions and the cartilage piercing should not cause them to worsen. Cartilage piercings carry a chance of infection, so ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
SmartLipo is Laser: Smartlipo is laser melting of fat. Numbing is required with local and or sedation. Skin pokes are necessary to pass the fiberoptic cables. Fat is m... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
BOTOX/RESTYLANE Diff: Botox is a nerve and muscle relaxant. It causes weakness in the muscles. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a hyaluronic gel that pumps up and fills soft... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Check Redness/tender: Infectins will be red, tender, and swollen. Hot compresse will help to bring it to a head and relieve the pressure. Topical antibiotics will keep th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Laser or Injection: Certain lasers can help keloids, as can injections of cortisone. So see you dermatologist or plastic surgeon as they can help with these treatments, ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Denkler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Denkler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! I thought I was out of the woods since cancer free for 23 yrs
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas System, Austin
MD

Residency

St. Joseph Hospital

Awards

UCSF Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, UCSF
Top Plastic Surgeon, Second Place, California - Spring
2014
Top Doctor, Third Place, San Francisco Region - Spring
2014

Affiliations

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
California Medical Association
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