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Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa is a luxurious plastic surgery practice in Northern California that offers surgical and nonsurgical procedures for men and women. Our practice is led by board-certified plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales, Heather Furnas, and Eric Culbertson.

Looking for the best plastic surgeon in Northern California? You found them!

With their extensive expertise and our accomplished team of staff, we are able to provide high-quality aesthetic care in a safe and welcoming environment. Our office is AAAASF accredited and also features an on-site MedSpa. Come tour our facility or schedule a private consultation to learn more.

Our Story

Leading Plastic Surgeon In Northern California

Here’s a quick look at how we became the leading plastic surgery practice in Northern California.

Every day our team strives to create a comfortable and memorable patient experience. Many of our patients even tell us that coming to our practice feels like visiting a family member or good friend. Ultimately, our goal is to add more joy to each and every one of our patients’ lives.

In 1992, Board Certified Plastic Surgeons Dr. Heather Furnas and Dr. Francisco Canales (husband and wife team), opened their practice in Santa Rosa, California. With a Stanford and Harvard background, Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales brought the highest level of excellence in plastic surgery to wine country.

Dr. Furnas and Canales’ dedication to the field of plastic surgery doesn’t end at their own practice. Both surgeons travel internationally to speak at plastic surgery conferences, allocate time to research in the field, and have published dozens of medical articles. When not working, Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales enjoy spending time with their grown children, Diego and Siena.

Dr. Eric Culbertson joined Plastic Surgery Associates in 2021, after having his own practice in Sonoma County since 2017. Dr. Culbertson is board-certified in plastic surgery and a member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Culbertson is married with two young children. He enjoys giving back to the community and is the immediate past- president of the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa, which helps underserved youth of Sonoma County.

Meet the Team

Get to know the doctors and aesthetic professionals who make up the Plastic Surgery Associates team.

Heather Furnas, M.D.

Board-certified Plastic Surgeon

Francisco Canales, M.D.

Board-certified Plastic Surgeon

Francisco Canales MD

Eric Culbertson, M.D.

Board-certified Plastic Surgeon

Deepa Bhat, M.D.

Aesthetic Surgery Fellow

Deepa Bhat, M.D.

Ashley

Ashley Practice Manager

Practice Manager

Ashley was born and raised in a small town in South Dakota. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Management and Administration. She fell in love with the aesthetic industry when she started working for a plastic surgeon in Minneapolis. She has over 8 years of plastic surgery office and surgery center experience and is always ready with an answer if a patient has a question. Her job is to oversee the daily operations of the office and maintain the quality of care. She can tackle any patient concerns or problems so that our patients receive the best experience at our office. Her passion for the medical / aesthetics industry and patient satisfaction is a perfect match for this professional, innovative, and cutting-edge organization. In any spare time, she enjoys anything outdoors, traveling, spending time with her fiance and two doggies, and loving her new nephew!

Claudia

Claudia Front Office Coordinator

Front Office Coordinator

Claudia was born in Oregon but moved just months later to her parents’ hometown in Michoacán, Mexico. She returned to the US at age 4, and has lived in Santa Rosa ever since. Claudia knows firsthand the challenge of being first generation Mexican-American, speaking English during the day at school, and Spanish in the evenings at home. This challenge lead to one of her biggest strengths, which is connecting people through language. Claudia came to Plastic Surgery Associates with extensive administrative experience, and loves her role as Front Office Coordinator. When she joined the Plastic Surgery Associates team in 2016, Claudia fell in love with the aesthetics industry, as she loves having the opportunity to witness how patients gain so much confidence after their surgery. In her free time, Claudia dotes on her 3 wonderful children, taking them to soccer, gymnastics and dance lessons. Her family loves spending time together hiking, swimming, going to the movies, cooking, and listening to music!

Keri

Keri Patient Coordinator

Patient Coordinator

Keri was born and raised in Sonoma County. As an avid runner, she is grateful to call this beautiful county her home. Keri joined Plastic Surgery Associates in 2013.  Her professional background in oral surgery, practice management, and adjunct faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Health Sciences Department, prepared her for the aesthetic industry.  Her role as Patient Coordinator allows her to do what she enjoys most – providing patient care and patient education.  When she’s not at the office, Keri enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with family and friends.

Julianna

Julianna Information and Scheduling Specialist

Information and Scheduling Specialist

Julianna Page is our Information and Scheduling Specialist, joining the Plastic Surgery Associates team in 2015. The Southern California native fell in love with Sonoma County upon graduating from Ashford University with a BS in Psychology. She has since used her education in many patient-related fields, from youth and adult clinics such as Victor Treatment Center and Lifehouse Inc., to holistic wellness centers such as Osmosis Day Spa, where she was a leader the Guest Services department, earning such awards as CANVAS’ Hospitality Excellence Award. These endeavors have allowed her to focus on what she is truly passionate about; excellently serving others with sincerity and integrity.

Julianna enjoys spending time with her family and encouraging her daughter in basketball and karate. She loves music, art, road trips, and soaking up as much of this California sun as possible. Don’t worry – she never forgets sunscreen!

Kelsey

Kelsey Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

Kelsey was born and raised in the egg basket of the world, Petaluma, California. Kelsey went off to college at Southern Oregon University where she received her Bachelor of Science in business administration. Kelsey always had a passion for helping others and decided to go back to school soon after to become a certified clinical medical assistant. Kelsey joined Plastic Surgery Associates in 2018 where she takes care of patients before and after their surgeries. Her goal is to make patients feel comfortable, safe, and happy! She loves witnessing her patients build confidence and increase their self-esteem.

Kelsey enjoys spending her free time hiking, fishing, spending time with friends and family, and playing with her dog, Bear.

Rachel

Rachel Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

Rachel is a medical assistant with 15 years of experience in medical and cosmetic dermatology She joined Plastic Surgery Associates in 2021 after moving to Sonoma County from Phoenix, AZ. She is passionate about helping people be more confident in their skin and loves seeing patients be able to move beyond the things that bother them. Rachel considers it an honor to guide patients through their surgical process and knows how important this time is for each individual. She and her family enjoy exploring Northern California with their rescue dog, Ruger- they camp and seek new adventures whenever they have a chance!

Alexandria

Alexandria Patient Coordinator

Patient Coordinator

Erica Stanley

Erica Stanley Front Office Coordinator

Front Office Coordinator

Our Office

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Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa in Northern California is an aesthetic practice that offers surgical and nonsurgical procedures for men and women. Some of their top procedures include breast enhancement, tummy tucks, liposuction, vaginal rejuvenation, and mommy makeovers.

FAQ

How do I choose a plastic surgeon?

Take your time; although it’s elective surgery, it’s still surgery, and typically not something in which you need or should rush into. Do your research with regards to the specific plastic surgery procedure or medical spa treatment you’re interested in. Once you know both what you hope to achieve and how you hope to achieve it, schedule consultations with several plastic surgeons in Santa Rosa.

At your consultation, you will not only have the opportunity to learn more about a specific procedure or treatment but ask questions of the plastic surgeon. For instance:

• Are they board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?

• How long have they performed plastic surgery, specifically the procedure you’re interested in?

• Do they use board-certified anesthesiologists?

• Do they have a recovery room nurse who is there solely to monitor you in the recovery room?

• Can you see a photo of the recovery room and of the operating room?

• Plastic Surgery Associates recommends that you see several different board certified plastic surgeons, as it will help you to not only better understand why you’re seeking plastic surgery, but you’ll come to discover exactly what it is you’re looking for in a plastic surgeon. Patients tell Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas they’re looking for integrity, caring, compassion and perfectionism. What are you looking for? Ask questions and don’t stop until you have your answers.

Is Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery important?

Yes! Unfortunately, here in California, it is legal for any physician with a medical license to claim to be a plastic surgeon. Additionally, there are many sound-alike boards, allowing some doctors to make claims as to super-specialization. Only one board is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Medical Association for the certification of plastic surgeons – the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales are each certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Additionally, they are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Physicians certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery:

• Have received specialized residency training

• Have successfully completed rigorous oral and written examinations in plastic surgery

• Are held to high ethical standards

• Are required to maintain their skills through continuing education

• To ensure your plastic surgeon’s memberships, as well as his or her training, you can contact the state medical board, the American Board of Plastic Surgery (215-587-9322), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (888 4-PLASTIC) or the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (888 272-7711).

Who has plastic surgery and why?

According to National Plastic Surgery statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), each year, close to two million American women and men elect cosmetic plastic surgery. Some desire noticeable change while others want subtle refinements. The best candidate for plastic surgery is a person of good health with a firm understanding of both his or her personal goals and the procedure’s risks and benefits. Only you know what you hope to gain with plastic surgery; Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas’ job is ultimately to help you realize that personal goal while minimizing the risks and maximizing the benefits.

What plastic surgery procedures and medical spa treatments are available at Plastic Surgery Associates?

Plastic Surgery Associates provides patients from Marin County and throughout Northern California with a full menu of body contouring, facial sculpting, breast enhancement, and medical spa services. Call Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas today to request your consultation. Normally $25, your consultation is free when you request it online.

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