Meet Dr. Furnas
Seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. Heather Furnas specializes in aesthetic care for the face, breast, and body in Santa Rosa, CA. In 1990, Dr. Furnas was appointed to the plastic surgery faculty at Harvard Medical School and served on the staff at the Beth Israel Hospital. Shortly thereafter, she relocated to California and co-founded Plastic Surgery Associates with her husband, Dr. Francisco Canales. Since that time, she has earned a reputation as a skilled and caring plastic surgeon in the local community and beyond.
Skills and Specialties
Dr. Furnas has been in practice for over 20 years and has significant experience both nationally and internationally with helping men and women attain their aesthetic goals. She is known for her work in vaginal rejuvenation and mommy makeovers. However, as a highly skilled plastic surgeon, she performs both simple and comprehensive procedures, such as after weight loss surgery, facelifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction.
Education and Training
Dr. Furnas is an accomplished Santa Rosa plastic surgeon who attained both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University. She then completed her medical degree at UCLA School of Medicine before returning to Stanford for her plastic surgery residency. She is a board-certified plastic surgeon, having received her certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Furnas is pleased to be 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
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Publications and Leadership
Dr. Furnas is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Division of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she enjoys working. She lectures internationally and publishes in leading plastic surgery journals on topics, including vaginal rejuvenation. She was awarded the prestigious ASAPS Tiffany Award in 2017 for best scientific paper on "Why Women Choose Labiaplasty." She also served as a guest editor for the specialty's most prestigious and widely read journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, for a series of articles on women in plastic surgery. The series received a national journalism Ozzie Honorable Mention Award in 2017.
Humanitarian and Hobbies
Dr. Furnas has taken her technical skills abroad to serve the needs of children with birth defects in Peru, Honduras, Western Samoa, the Philippines, and El Salvador. Her volunteer efforts were inspired after spending a year in Kenya with her father, a world-renowned plastic surgeon, who also volunteered with the East African Flying Doctors. A true artist at heart, Dr. Furnas has a passion for theater, books, art museums, and writing. She is an artist herself and much of her work can be found on display at the practice. But her greatest joy is spending time with her family.