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Francisco L. Canales, MD Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Francisco Canales is a Harvard and Stanford educated board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic care for men and women. Before becoming a well-established plastic surgeon in San Francisco, Dr. Canales owned and operated a practice in Boston, MA. There, he also worked as a faculty member in the division of plastic surgery at Harvard Medical School.

When he relocated to Sonoma County, Dr. Canales served as the chief of plastic surgery at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and as the chief of surgery at Warrack Hospital. In 1992, he co-founded Plastic Surgery Associates with his wife, Dr. Heather Furnas. As a seasoned plastic surgeon, Dr. Canales is adept in all aspects of aesthetic care for the breast, face, and body.

Professional Affiliations

American Board of Plastic Surgery Logo
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Logo
California Society of Plastic Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Badge
Harvard Medical School Logo
International Society of Plastic Surgery
Stanford Medical School
The Aesthetic Society Logo

Professional Memberships

Dr. Canales is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • The California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Skills and Specialties

As a seasoned plastic surgeon, Dr. Canales is highly skilled in all aspects of aesthetic care for the breast, face, and body. He is well-known for his keen eye, brilliant skill set, and unique expertise. Countless patients visit him from all across the country, and he has had many international clients as well. Dr. Canales is one of the few doctors in the area who performs drainless tummy tucks and rapid breast augmentation. He performs a wide variety of services, including breast lifts, nipple correction, liposuction, mommy makeovers, and rhinoplasty.

Education and Training

Dr. Canales was educated and trained at two of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country: Harvard University and Stanford University. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors at Harvard, he then completed his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Canales was particularly interested in plastic surgery and elected to take on additional surgical training. He completed his plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Hospital.

Humanitarian Work and Hobbies

Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Canales feels a strong connection to Latin America and volunteers his skill and experience repairing cleft lips and birth defects to children in Nicaragua, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina, and Kenya. When not serving the plastic surgery needs of people locally and internationally, Dr. Canales enjoys Masters Swimming and spending time with his wife and two children, Diego and Siena.


Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales Sitting in Front of Group on Hillside

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No Drain Tummy Tuck by Plastic Surgery Associates of San Francisco

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