The surgeons and staff at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa are ready to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Whether you are interested in facial, breast or body contouring procedures, we have the expertise and experience to create the look you want. Dr. Francisco Canales and Dr. Heather Furnas are renowned in their field for advanced cosmetic procedures using the latest techniques. Through both technical skill and personalized, caring service, we strive to give you an experience at our practice that enhances your looks and leaves you feeling fulfilled and satisfied.
Drawing patients from Santa Rosa and Napa, our plastic surgery practice serves Marin County and other areas throughout Northern California. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, request a free consultation online or call 707-537-2111 to learn more.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to improve the shape and size of the chest through the addition of implants. By using either saline or silicone breast implants, breast augmentation adds volume and form to the chest. The outpatient procedure will make the breasts more proportionate to a woman’s body shape and size.
Heavy breast tissue may begin to sag with age. Pregnancy, breast-feeding, and extreme weight loss can also lead to a drooping chest. The breast lift, or Mastopexy, is designed to reduce lax skin, muscle, and fat while bringing the breast up to a more natural, appealing position. During a breast lift, the nipple and areola can be reshaped, and repositioned, to match the newly raised breasts.
Plastic Surgery Associates’ breast revision procedure is available to improve the results from a previous breast augmentation surgery. Unfortunately, not all women see a positive outcome from their original breast implant placement, or during their lift or reduction procedures. Breast revision is designed to address complications that may arise after an initial breast augmentation or to meet a woman’s changing aesthetic desires.
Large breasts can be heavy and burdensome. The excess weight can cause back pain, shoulder discomfort, and difficulty breathing. Physical activities can be excruciating with a big chest. The breast reduction procedure at Plastic Surgery Associates will bring the breasts down to a comfortable and natural-looking size. Excess fat, skin, and breast tissue are removed, making the breasts proportionate to a woman’s build.
The Mommy Makeover is a set of surgical procedures designed to address common physical changes that occur during pregnancy. After the weight fluctuations of pregnancy, and the trauma of breast-feeding, women can see sagging breasts and lax abdominal tissue. A Mommy Makeover will generally consist of a breast augmentation and tummy tuck. However, a variety of other procedures, such as a breast lift, arm lift, or butt lift can be added to the Mommy Makeover, to meet each woman’s unique needs.
Unattractive, large, asymmetrical, or poorly formed nipples may be the results of genetics, as well as the physical changes that occur during pregnancy, extreme weight loss, illness, or trauma. Nipple correction techniques are available at Plastic Surgery Associates to create or restore healthy, beautiful, symmetrical nipples. During nipple correction, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas can excise unwanted tissue, to attractively reshape the area. The nipple correction procedure can also improve the look of an overly dark areola and reverse inverted nipples.
Long, pendulous breasts, with soft, elongated nipples can be part of a condition commonly known as tuberous breasts. At Plastic Surgery Associates, the tuberous breast correction is designed to release constricted breast tissue to create a healthy, attractive chest. Tuberous breast correction can include eliminating excess skin, repositioning and supporting existing tissues, reshaping protruding or inverted nipples, and creating a symmetrical chest.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive technique, used to remove isolated areas of excess fatty tissue. Utilizing a small incision, liposuction gently removes fatty tissue through a thin cannula. One of cosmetic surgery’s most popular procedures, liposuction can be beneficial for almost any area, and the results are long lasting. It can be performed alone, as well as in conjunction with the Mommy Makeover, or other body sculpting techniques for optimal results.
The abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure designed to address sagging abdominal tissue. Through an incision, running from hip to hip, excess skin, fatty tissue, and lax muscle are removed. Finaly, Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will lift and tighten the remaining abdominal tissue. A tummy tuck provides excellent results when performed alone, or the technique can be used in conjunction with other body sculpting procedures to restore a youthful abdominal contour.
The Mommy Makeover is a set of surgical techniques, put together to address the physical issues that may result after pregnancy and childbirth. By combining a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and liposuction, the Mommy Makeover offers patients the chance for a custom tailored body contouring procedure. Additional techniques can be included in the Mommy Makeover, as well, including a breast lift or reduction.
CoolSculpting is the first and only noninvasive fat elimination procedure to use cold temperatures to freeze away fatty tissue. Isolated areas of stubborn, hard to treat fatty tissue can see a reduction of up to 20% after the one-hour treatment. CoolSculpting’s extreme chill kills fat cells in a target area, but healthy tissues remain unharmed. Over the following 2-3 months, the treated fat cells are safely metabolized, leaving the area smoother, tighter, and sculpted.
Plastic Surgery Associate’s SmartLipo MPX is an FDA approved, laser-assisted liposuction technique, designed to meticulously sculpt the target area. SmartLipo does not require general anesthesia, uses smaller incisions than traditional liposuction, and requires minimal downtime for an easy recovery. The technique also stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, meaning the benefits of SmartLipo MPX will keep improving over the months to come.
Unfortunately, loose and sagging tissue can remain after an extreme weight loss, such as that with bariatric surgery. Even though the pounds may melt away, the stretched skin and muscle can remain. The post-bariatric plastic surgery techniques at Plastic Surgery Associates include a full or partial body lift, eliminating unwanted tissue and lifting the remaining skin to restore a smooth, youthful body contour.
Unusually large, stretched, or poorly formed labia majora can be the cause of shame and embarrassment. Exercise, tight clothing, and swimwear can cause pain and discomfort for these women, as well. The Labiaplasty at Plastic Surgery Associates is a surgical procedure designed to reshape an aesthetically pleasing labia, improving both confidence and comfort.
The aging process, childbirth, and genetics can dramatically reduce elasticity in the vaginal walls. This may cause painful sex, a lack of sexual pleasure, and even stress incontinence. A Vaginoplasty can be valuable in tightening lax vaginal walls, restoring a healthy tautness to tissues. Combining both the Labiaplasty and the Vaginoplasty procedure is sometimes referred to as vaginal rejuvenation; these procedures can improve a woman’s self-confidence and sexual pleasure.
Facial Plastic Surgery
The brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is used to smooth deep forehead creases and frown lines. Utilizing very small incisions, placed behind the natural hairline, unwanted skin and muscle are reduced, and remaining tissues are pulled taut. Heavy, sinking forehead tissues will be raised during the brow lift procedure, giving the face a refreshed, rejuvenated, and awake appearance.
The ear reshaping procedure is also referred to as Otoplasty. This surgical technique is designed to improve the look of large, protruding, and misshapen ears. Ear reshaping can benefit children as young as five, as well as adults. Plastic surgery Associates’ Otoplasty techniques can create natural, organic looking ears, restoring a patient’s confidence in their appearance.
The blepharoplasty, more commonly referred to as an eyelid lift, is a frequently performed procedure, designed to rejuvenate the eyes. By eliminating lax, stretch tissue of the upper or lower eyelid, then lifting the remaining tissues, the eyes can look wider and more awake. Bags under the eyes will as see and improvement with an eyelid lift. The blepharoplasty can be performed on only the upper lid, lower lid, or a combination of both, depending on the needs of the individual patient.
The facelift procedure at Plastic Surgery Associates is designed to lift and smooth sagging tissues from the eyes downward. As we age, skin will lose its elasticity, developing fine lines, wrinkles, and creeping lower down the face. Several different facelift techniques are available today; each can be tailored to fit the unique needs of the patient. The facelift can provide long-lasting results and restore a younger appearance.
Necklift surgery is a specialized surgical procedure, designed to lift and tighten tissues of the neck, underneath the chin. Genetics, dramatic weight loss, and the normal aging process can cause this delicate skin to lose elasticity, taking on fine lines and sagging around the neck. A Necklift will reduce this unsightly excess tissue, tightening the Platysma bands, and pulling the remaining skin taut, to create a youthful neckline.
Patients with a weak chin, sunken cheek bones, and facial asymmetry can benefit from a facial implant. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, facial implants are used to improve the contours of the cheeks, nose, jawline, and chin, as well as underneath the eyes. The doctors at Plastic Surgery Associates will determine the best size and shape implant to improve the contours of the facial features.
Lip augmentation is available at Plastic Surgery Associates, enhancing thin lips to balance the facial features. Plump lips are a sign of youth and good health. The lip augmentation procedure can be performed in a variety of ways, depending on a patient’s needs. Fillers can temporarily plump the lips for up to a full year or more.
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure, created to improve both the shape and the function of the nose. A nose job, as it is often referred to, can reduce the size a large nose, smooth an unsightly nasal hump, or reshape the nostrils. A small nose can be built up to balance existing features. Rhinoplasty at Plastic Surgery Associates will bring the nose to a more proportional size, creating an overall facial balance.
Ultherapy is the only noninvasive procedure cleared by the FDA to lift the eyebrows, neck, upper chest, and chin. Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy encourages the body’s natural production of collagen, tightening and lifting tissues for a more youthful appearance. There is no downtime required after an Ultherapy session, and the benefits are long lasting.
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