Dr. Canales – Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Canales

Dr. Francisco Canales is a seasoned plastic surgeon in Novato, CA who specializes in cosmetic care for the face, breasts, and body. He is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is the co-founder of Plastic Surgery Associates of Novato. Dr. Canales takes his time to get to know his patients and to truly understand what they want to achieve in order to create tailored treatment plans that match their goals. Dr. Canales believes that a personal approach to aesthetic care is necessary for attaining the best results possible. He loves every opportunity he gets to change men and women's lives for the better with plastic surgery.

Skills and Specialties

As an accomplished aesthetic professional, Dr. Canales is well-versed in all aspects of human anatomy to sculpt life-transforming results for men and women who desire cosmetic improvement. Dr. Canales is known for his exceptional expertise and natural-looking results all across the globe. He has clients who visit him from all over the United States and out of the country every year. He is also one of the few plastic surgeons in Northern California who offers drainless tummy tucks and rapid breast augmentation. In addition, he performs a variety of surgical and nonsurgical procedures, including breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and facelifts.

Education and Training

Dr. Canales completed his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and continued his education at Stanford University School of Medicine. After attaining his medical degree, he underwent additional training and served his plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Hospital. Dr. Canales believes in continual education and is constantly keeping up to date with modern tools and treatments to provide his clients with the finest service possible.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Canales is honored to be a member of the following professional institutions:

  • 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

As a native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Canales has a strong connection to this region and its people. When he is not in the office, he dedicates his time to traveling back and forth to the Caribbean and South America to perform cosmetic surgery on adults and children with various needs. When he is not volunteering or performing surgery, he enjoys his time with his family and loves competitive swimming.


"What an amazing experience!"


Office Visit

"I Had a Wonderful Experience - Dr. Canales and his wife just did my breast implants (well trade out of old smaller implants to new larger ones) and my tummy tuck and so far I am extremely happy with my results. He is such a caring and kind man who wants his patients to be happy and he is honest. My breasts look super good nice and fake like I wanted them and my tummy is pretty dang flat. I would definetly come to him again..."



"Wonderful experience - Dr. Canales is amazing, his entire staff is great. From the moment you walk in everyone is very friendly and make you feel comfortable. I am 6 weeks post op and I am very happy with my results so far. I had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, I had asymmetry and one breast was tuberous. I had Sientra silicone implants above the muscle placement 355 in left breast and 485 in right..."



"27 YO, 5’1”, 129lbs, 355cc Sientra silicone, Mod+ - Hands down the best experience I have ever had! Every single person in this office is beautiful, knowledgeable and so so sweet-from the ladies in the front to the nurses and the entire surgical staff. Since day 1 they have put my nerves at ease, answered all of my questions and made the entire process easy for me. Before scheduling my consult I did years of research (literally since I was 16) and every single review suggested to get different opinions. After meeting the team and Dr Canales I just knew I didn’t need to see anyone else. I have over 12 close girlfriends who have seen both Dr Canales and Dr Furnas for their BA’s and not only do they all look amazing but they too had the best experience here at PSA. Im currently 1 week post op and have had the easiest recovery-I only needed the pain meds for the first day but have experienced generally ZERO pain. I’ve had no bruising and Dr Canales said everything was healing perfectly. I HIGHLY recommend Dr Canales for anyone considering a breast augmentation. His bedside manner is highly professional, he’s very funny, and down to earth (did not experience white coat syndrome AT ALL like I do at my MD and gyno appts!). If your on the fence just schedule your consult, like me your only regret would be not doing it sooner! I am absolutely obsessed with my new boobies, I feel so much more confident and so happy I finally did it. Thank you Dr C and team!"



"57 Years Old Replacing Saline Implants with Cohesive Gel - Santa Rosa, CA - Dr. Canales performed both my augmentations and is the best! He makes you feel like you are a part of the family. He not only is a great sergeon, but a very nice person too. He asked me what I wanted, and did exactly that! The staff is that same way, AWESOME!"



*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.