Dr. Francisco Canales – Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Canales

Dr. Francisco Canales is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern California who specializes in aesthetic care for men and women. Before becoming a well-established plastic surgeon in Santa Rosa, 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.

Skills and Specialties

As a seasoned plastic surgeon, Dr. Canales is adept 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.

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

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 with the Santa Rosa Masters Swimming Team and spending time with his wife and two children, Diego and Siena.


"Olive Hunter - I just had breast augmentation done by Dr. Canales and everything went perfectly. The dr. was so nice and professional. He really knew what he was doing. We saw his license in his office waiting area so we knew he had one. We looked at many before and after pictures before the surgery. Everything turned out fantastic and even better than what I had expected. Right now I have been recovering for three weeks and everything is going according to plan. I am very satisfied with the result!!"



"Five Stars - I absolutely love Allegro Med Spa/Plastic Surgery Associates! Everyone is so friendly, accommodating, genuine, and just AWESOME! I had Coolsculpting and it was a breeze. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a non-invasive way to get rid of extra fat. Kelli walked me through every part. I was so pampered; I almost fell asleep. I would recommend Plastic Surgery Associates/Allegro Med Spa to anyone looking for knowledgeable, professional, caring people to help enhance their image. I am so grateful for finally walking through their doors. I LOVE THAT PLACE!!!"



"I came to Dr. Canales for a consultation. I have had four children and my body has suffered for it. I worked very hard to have the shape I wanted and found that I still had extra tummy issues. I also asked about breast enhancement. Dr. Canales did an abdominoplasty and breast augmentation the same day. I woke up to a smiling recovery nurse who helped me manage pain and get ready to go. My visits are always very pleasant. The staff at Plastic Surgery Associates is polite and gracious. I look fantastic and love every bit of me. Thank you Drs. Canales and Furnas."



"All of the staff and Dr Canales are amazing people!! would definitely recommend this place! they changed my life !!"



"Very happy with my results. Staff was warm and responsive. My favorite part of my experience was working with Dr. Canales. I was very nervous about having my surgery. He has a very calming and compassionate demeanor about him. He even held my hand as I was going under anesthesia. Very happy with the whole experience."



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