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About Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa
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.
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.
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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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
From Our Clients
“Amazing and friendly staff! I had a very informative consultation on breast argumentation and had cool sculpting on my chin waddle. Megan and Abby were so incredibly sweet and patient with me. Dr. Canales answered all my questions and I was very appreciative of his honesty and thoroughness with me.”
“DYNAMIC DUO!! I was referred to Dr. Canales from literally everyone in Sonoma County that already had a breast aug. My sister and I went together for our initial consult and we both left feeling very confident he was the Dr. for us. We both got our surgery done on the same day and loved our results! We both felt that he listened to exactly what we wanted and also gave us the right input and direction. Fast forward my life 11 years & 3 breast fed babies later, I now had saggy, separated, HUGE breasts that laid in my armpits! I needed a mommy makeover on them in a bad way! So of course I went back to Dr. Canales, he greeted me like family, we consulted and I booked my surgery. I wanted a smaller more narrow look, no armpit boob and natural looking (basically a miracle)! Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas are amazing along with everyone else that helped to prep and take care of me! Now 3 weeks postop they’re exactly what I wanted; reduced, lifted and a new smaller implant. I would recommend this office to anyone and everyone and can honestly say every single one of my friends that I have referred to his office has been just as happy with there results.”