Dr. Francisco Canales

Meet Dr. Canales

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Francisco Canales specializes in aesthetic services for men and women in the Northern California area. Prior to establishing himself in Santa Rosa, he began his own private practice in Boston, MA. Additionally, he worked as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School in the division of plastic surgery. Upon moving to Sonoma County, Dr. Canales was appointed the chief of plastic surgery at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and the chief of surgery at Warrack Hospital. With his wife, Dr. Heather Furnas, he co-founded Plastic Surgery Associates and Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa in 1992.

Skills and Specialties

At Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa, Dr. Canales utilizes his expertise to provide an array of aesthetic services in order to create desirable outcomes for his patients. As a part of skin enhancement procedures, he offers laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, microneedling, PRP therapy, ultherapy, and IPL photofacials. For the body, he performs Cellfina, CoolSculpting, tattoo removal, vaginal rejuvenation, and nonsurgical skin tightening. Additionally, he provides injectable and nonsurgical procedures for areas of the face and body for rejuvenated, younger-looking results.

Education and Training

At Harvard College, Dr. Canales earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors before going on to complete his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine. With a particular interest in plastic surgery, Dr. Canales completed additional surgical training and a plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Hospital.

Professional Memberships

In additional to being board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Canales is a member of several prestigious surgical organizations, including:

  • 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 enjoys volunteering his expertise and skill to helping correct cleft lips and birth defects for children in Nicaragua, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina, and Kenya. When not volunteering or providing results for his Santa Rosa patients, Dr. Canales enjoys swimming and spending time with his wife and two children, Diego and Siena.


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"Breast Implant Revision - The over all care from the entire team made me feel safe and secure before and after my surgery. I am absolutely pleased with the end result, there were complications with the removal of the old implants which I was told of but never felt any discomfort throughout the healing process, I no longer have pain in my breasts and I feel so much better. I will never go to anyone else, Doctor Canales is wonderful and again I'm extremely happy !!"



"Breast Augmentation - The office was professional and had good customer service. They were responsive to any questions or nervousness about my procedure."



"Breast Augmentation - Everyone was so friendly and made you feel comfortable."



"Breast Augmentation - After having children, I just was not happy with my body. Having a breast augmentation has made me feel so much more confident. I feel like a younger, more beautiful woman now!I had to travel quite a distance to have my surgery. I was so happy that they were able to work around my schedule for my surgery as well as my follow up appointments. I was so impressed with the staff, as well as Dr. Canales. Everyone made me feel very comfortable. Thank you!"



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