Media Coverage

Dr. Francisco Canales and Dr. Heather Furnas are among the top plastic surgeons in California, as such, they are frequently asked to speak, train, and lecture about the latest innovations and advancements in plastic surgery today. Together, they are recognized leaders in the field of aesthetic surgery and each brings over 20 years of experience to Sonoma and Marin County.

Speaking Engagements

Presented at the following conferences:

Plastic Surgery Meeting, September 2016

 

Plastic Surgery The Meeting
September 2016

The Aesthetic Meeting, April 2016

 

The Aesthetic Meeting
April 2016

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Aesthetica 2017

 

Aesthetica 2017
March 2 - 4

American Association of Plastic Surgeons March 2017

 

American Association of Plastic Surgeons
March 2017

Experienced Insights

 

Insights in Breast and
Body Contouring
October 2018


Awards & Achievements

Top Plastic Surgeon -2019

 

Top Plastic Surgeon Reviews 2019
Dr. Heather Furnas

Tiffany Award - Dr. Heather Furnas

 

Tiffany Award
Dr. Heather Furnas

RealSelf Top Doctor - Dr. Heather Furnas

 

RealSelf Top Doctor
Dr. Heather Furnas

RealSelf Top Doctor - Dr. Francisco Canales

 

RealSelf Top Doctor
Dr. Francisco Canales

Top Plastic Surgeon - Aesthetic Everything

 

Top Plastic Surgeon
Aesthetic Everything

Readers Choice 2013

 

Best Plastic Surgeons
2013

Best Plastic Surgeons

 

Best Plastic Surgeons
2014

Readers Choice 2015

 

Best Plastic Surgeon
2015

Top Plastic Surgeon - Aesthetic Everything

 

Top Plastic Surgeon
Aesthetic Everything

Top Doctors - Dr. Francisco Canales

 

Top Doctors
Dr. Francisco Canales

Top Doctors - Dr. Francisco Canales

 

Top Doctors
Dr. Francisco Canales

Top Doctors - Dr. Francisco Canales

 

Top Doctors
Dr. Francisco Canales

Top Doctors - Dr. Heather Furnas

 

Top Doctors
Dr. Heather Furnas

Top Doctors - Dr. Heather Furnas

 

Top Doctors 2018
Sonoma Magazine

Top Doctors - Dr. Heather Furnas

 

Top Doctors 2017
Sonoma Magazine

Top Doctors - Dr. Heather Furnas

 

Top Doctors 2016
Sonoma Magazine

Best Physician - Dr. Heather Furnas

 

Best Physician - 2019
America's Best Physicians

Best Physician - Dr. Heather Furnas

 

Top Doctors - 2019
Sonoma Magazine


Published Articles

A new minimally invasive treatment to get you ready for the holidays

A new minimally invasive treatment to get you ready for the holidays

November 2019

Now that the holidays are quickly upon us, how do we look great at the holiday party on very short notice? Luckily, there are several new aesthetic options that don't require surgery or significant downtime.
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Having plastic surgery? Here's how to prepare for a smooth recovery

How reliable are online reviews for plastic surgery?

October 2019

Patients often choose their plastic surgeon based on online reviews.
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Having plastic surgery? Here's how to prepare for a smooth recovery

Investing in your safety when choosing to have plastic surgery

August 2019

Before embarking on elective plastic surgery, you have choices to make. Who will perform your surgery? Where will your surgeon operate? How much will you pay?
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Having plastic surgery? Here's how to prepare for a smooth recovery

Having plastic surgery? Here's how to prepare for a smooth recovery

April 2019

After you've decided to have plastic surgery and you've chosen a great plastic surgeon, you're probably going to get a great result, right? Actually, there is someone else just as essential to a great outcome – you!
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Having plastic surgery? Here's how to prepare for a smooth recovery

Breast augmentation – why cost shouldn’t be the first question you ask

February 2019

One of the most common questions regarding breast augmentation is "how much does it cost?"
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - November 2016

Sifting through the Ashes to Find the Meaning of Resilience

November 2018

Attending the 2017 American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting in Orlando may have saved my life. On October 9, hours after a sparkling evening with my husband.
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June 2018

Reconstruction and Recovery After Massive Burn

September 2018

Forty years ago, a 33-year-old female suffered a 35% total body surface area burn after the car in which she was a passenger caught fire in a rear-end collision. She experienced second- and third-degree burns of her face, head, back, arms, and hands.
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June 2018

A Look at What’s New and What’s Coming in Cosmetic Surgery

June 2018

As we look back through the decades, we see that cosmetic surgery has broadened its reach far beyond the knife. Technological advances have refined our surgical techniques and given us more options, while expanding the frontier of noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures.
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June 2018

Vaginoplasty and Perineoplasty

November 2017

Normal vaginal delivery can result in widening of the vagina by stretching the tissues and separating the adjacent muscles. Postpartum vaginal laxity can create a gaping perineum and reduce friction sensation, diminishing sexual satisfaction.
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Let your plastic surgeon know if you're taking psychoactive drugs

June 2017

The use of psychoactive drugs is exploding among plastic surgery patients, but not all patients disclose their usage to their plastic surgeons.
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The Impact of a Plastic Surgeon’s Gender on Patient Choice

The Impact of a Plastic Surgeon’s Gender on Patient Choice

April 2017

Most surgical referrals are based on a list of doctors associated with patients’ insurance plans, whereas the market for aesthetic surgery is patient-driven, and its demand is growing.
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April 2017

Why Women Request Labiaplasty

April 2017

In recent years, labiaplasty has jumped in popularity, despite opposition to the procedure. In 2007, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists declared the recommendation of cosmetic vaginal procedures to be “untenable".
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March 2017

Understanding Female Genital Plastic Surgery Procedures

March 2017

The number of labiaplasty procedures done in the U.S. jumped 400% between 2011 and 2015. One of the biggest reasons for that growth may be that people are finally talking and writing about female genital plastic surgery. From the noninvasive treatments, like ThermiVa and Viveve, that help with dryness and vaginal laxity, to surgical procedures, like labiaplasty and vaginoplasty, the field is growing.
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - January 2017

Pregnancy and the Plastic Surgery Resident

January 2017

Combining pregnancy with plastic surgery residency has historically been difficult. Two decades ago, 36 percent of plastic surgery program directors surveyed actively discouraged pregnancy among residents, and 33 percent of women plastic surgeons suffered from infertility.
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How Nicotine Sabotages Plastic Surgery

December 2016

Having plastic surgery? Then your plastic surgeon probably told you not to smoke. That’s good advice. But that doesn’t mean you can reach for a substitute. Nicotine wears several masks that may seem seductively harmless, but don’t let them fool you! Nicotine gum, patches, snuff, chewing tobacco, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, and even trendy e-cigarettes have one thing in common: Nicotine.
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - November 2016

Discussion: Understanding and Overcoming Implicit Gender Bias in Plastic Surgery

November 2016

Like the horizantal crease in a growing child's pants after the hem has been lengthened, gender bias is the memory of our history. Many washings and vigorous.
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November 2016

Giving Plastic Surgery as a Gift

November 2016

As the holidays roll around, people sometimes call my plastic surgery office inquiring about giving the gift of plastic surgery. A wife may want to pay for her husband’s eyelid lift, or a husband might ask to surprise his wife with a breast augmentation.
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Having plastic surgery? Here's how to prepare for a smooth recovery

Plastic surgery tourism: Proceed with caution

August 2016

Good plastic surgery happens not only in the USA, but also around the world. However, if you are an American citizen planning to travel out of the country for a short period of time to have an elective cosmetic procedure, caveat emptor.
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January 2016

10 Features of a Safe Operating Room

January 2016

If you’re having plastic surgery, you’re probably putting 100% of your focus on choosing your surgeon. But where you have your surgery is as important as who does your surgery. An excellent surgeon is likely to operate in a safe operating room, which means one that has been accredited by a recognized national certifying agency.
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