Tummy Tuck

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Marin County, Santa Rosa and San Francisco, CA

A tummy tuck in Northern California is an effective treatment that can help you regain confidence in the way you look and how you feel.

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About Tummy Tuck

Find Out If You’re A Candidate For Tummy Tuck Surgery In Northern California.

Our team of expert plastic surgeons can perform this procedure quickly and effectively.

Ideal Candidates

Tummy tuck surgery in Northern California can be offered to both men and women.

If you have loose or wrinkly skin in addition to pesky pockets of fat in the abdomen, this body contouring procedure can help you regain a slimming and more toned figure. We advise that you be at a normal weight before undergoing this treatment. Tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss — it focuses on loose skin. A form of liposuction is generally incorporated during the procedure to target fat. If your abdominal area has good skin laxity, but you still are not satisfied with how your tummy looks and feels, you could consider liposuction. Women interested in abdominoplasty should be past childbearing to make sure the results are not compromised.

How It Works

Surgical Technique

Learn more about our surgical technique. 

One technique that distinguishes Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales is their ability to do a tummy tuck without drains! They have lectured about their technique across the USA and Europe.  Not having drains leads to a faster recovery, less pain, and less for your caretaker to do after surgery. Abdominoplasty is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. There are numerous surgical options that come into consideration when this surgery is performed by Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas, which is customized according to the individual’s current condition. To start, the incision type is determined based upon the quantity of excess skin. Some individuals with an abundance of loose skin might benefit best from an extended tummy tuck. This abdominoplasty technique makes the incision along the lower abdomen from hip to hip, just on top of the pubic zone. Some individuals who are concerned with minimal skin wrinkling may be better candidates for a less invasive technique. Men and women who receive this treatment still benefit from an abdominoplasty but will simply have a less expansive scar. Regardless of the technique used, all abdominoplasty procedures at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa involve the excision of hanging skin and liposuction.

What to Expect

Here’s what to expect when you undergo a tummy tuck in Northern California. 

After the Treatment

Sometimes liposuction is needed at the same time to achieve an optimal result.  When abdominoplasty surgery is completed, you will have long-acting local anesthetic to help you in your recovery.  A compression garment is recommended starting 48 hours after surgery.  Standing upright and walking will be challenging for a while so you should take it easy for several days. Walking becomes less painful once the abdominal muscles adjust and the incision heals.


You can generally resume a normal routine within two weeks. Workouts can begin around 6 – 8 weeks or earlier if you are given permission by Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas. You may experience some discomfort and tightness, but you will feel healthy and normal again once healed.



How much does a brow lift cost?

It is better to concentrate on finding a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Canales, Dr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson, who can give you the best results rather than going with the lowest price. Your costs for brow lift surgery will depend on the technique used, anesthesia, facility fees, and more. Typically the cost for a brow lift is in the range of $7,000 to $12,000. When your treatment plan is developed during your consultation, cost estimates can be made. We will also explain payment methods and where to apply for low-interest financing to make your surgery more affordable.

Do I need a brow lift or facelift?

Whether you need a facelift or brow lift will depend on your goals and where you have excess skin. You should openly talk about your wants with Dr. Canales, Dr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson, so they can help you choose which treatment is best. Some patients who come in wanting a facelift may find they would be better with a brow lift and vice versa. Using their experience, our plastic surgeons will confidently help you decide on your treatment plan to give you your best results.

What about nonsurgical treatments?

You may consider one of the many nonsurgical options, including laser skin tightening and injectables (like Juvéderm and BOTOX), that can provide short-term improvements. However, brow lift surgery is better for longer-lasting results and significant improvements. In your consultation, we can go over both your nonsurgical and surgical choices to help you decide which is better for your needs.

What technique should I choose?

Dr. Canales, Dr. Furnas, and Dr. Culbertson can explain surgical techniques in your consultation so you know the benefits. They will then help you choose the technique that best meets your needs and goals. A few of the factors that might influence your choice are your hairline (factoring in both your current hairline, as well as your risk of developing a receding hairline), the amount of loose skin, and recovery time available.

Will my results look natural?

If you have an experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Canales, Dr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson, your brow lift will appear natural. They will create your treatment plan for your needs and goals to help you appear refreshed instead of frozen or tight. When performing your brow lift, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will concentrate on removing loose skin. The remaining tissue and skin will be smoothed so your results don’t lift your eyebrows too high or limit your facial expressions.

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Ready for a tighter tummy?

A variety of factors can result in a sagging stomach that leaves behind loose and wrinkled skin. We understand it can be annoying and frustrating — tummy tuck surgery is usually the key to overcome this. If you are bothered by the stretched-out skin in your abdominal region, whether it is significant or not, plastic surgery by Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas in Santa Rosa, CA can help you get the body you dream of. We invite you to call Plastic Surgery Associates  for more information.