Dr. Heather Furnas – Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

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 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.

Professional Memberships

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 an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department 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.


"A Natrual Looking Breast Augmentation - I have never experience a more friendly environment in a Doctor's office before in my life. The Staff where all pleasant to be around, and caring of my specific needs. I was so happy to find a Dr Furnas. Dr. Furnas is full of great information, and will explain expectations and realistic results.. This was by far most appreciated. I would Highly recommend Dr Furnas for Breast Augmentation. She's got what it takes to give you the results your looking for..."



"Dr. Heather Furnas is more then just a plastic surgeon... - Dr. Furnas also improves your confidence with her wonderful work! She is compassionate as well. I had a breast reduction one year ago (2011) after dreaming and planning on it for over 15 years! I chose Dr. Furnas because of her wonderful reviews online and her locality. From the initial encounter, I experienced nothing but kindness, patience and professionalism from every single person I came across in Dr. Furnas' office and surgery room. Dr. Furnas and her husband Dr. Canales, have their own surgery unit and recovery room in their building. Everything is state of the art. They even have their own generator to use if the power goes off while performing surgeries! The whole staff make you feel welcome and comfortable from the moment you step in to the office. Everyone is always smiling and cheerful. Follow up after the surgery is just awesome, you don't get shoved aside and forgotten by Dr. Furnas. I can't recommend her enough! Go meet her, you will see what all of us already know!"



"Dr. Furnas was a joy. She made me feel at ease with her confidence. I recommend Dr. Furnas to everyone and wouldn't change a thing about my experience!"



"Dr. Furnas and her entire staff were kind, informative, and very professional. I had several procedures done at one time: upper blepharoplasty, lower facelift, and laser resurfacing on my face and chest. It has been a little over three weeks since my surgery and I look great! Not overly done which was my fear. Dr. Furnas does beautiful, natural work and I would highly recommend Plastic Surgery Associates."



"Best decision I’ve made for myself in awhile. I had an abdominoplasty w/muscle repair. I love the way my clothes fit!!! Better yet, my low back pain is gone.Dr. Furnas is kind and professional. My amazing results reflect her skill and high standards for quality care.I interacted with about 10-12 staff members between consultation, scheduling, pre-op, surgery, and post-op visits. ALL have been courteous, professional and welcoming.Thank you all!! I feel amazing!MV"



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