Meet Dr. Furnas
Dr. Heather Furnas is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the face, breasts, and body in Novato, CA. She is the co-founder of Plastic Surgery Associates Novato and has been in practice for over 20 years. With such extensive experience, she has earned quite the reputation for being one of the best plastic surgeons in Northern California. She utilizes modern tools and techniques to create natural-looking results that complement a patient's existing curves. She has a great passion for helping men and women achieve their desired goals so they can feel confident inside and out.
Skills and Specialties
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Furnas has a wealth of industry knowledge and specialty training in simple and comprehensive procedures for the face, breasts, and body. She is known for her courteous and welcoming bedside manner in addition to her expertise in vaginal rejuvenation and women's health. She performs a variety of plastic surgeries, including breast augmentation, nipple correction, labiaplasty, fat transfers, liposuction, and mommy makeovers.
Education and Training
Dr. Furnas is a gifted plastic surgeon who completed her undergraduate and graduate education at Stanford University. After receiving her master's, she continued her education at UCLA School of Medicine where she attained her medical degree. From there, she returned to Stanford University to serve her residency in plastic surgery.
Dr. Furnas is proud to be a member of the following professional societies:
- 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
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Publications and Leadership
Dr. Furnas is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Division of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she enjoys working. She frequently publishes scholarly articles in dominant plastic surgery journals and has earned numerous awards for her work. She was given the ASAPS Tiffany award in 2017 for best scientific paper on "Why Women Choose Labiaplasty." She also served as a guest editor on the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® Journal on a series of articles on women in plastic surgery. The series received national acclaim and was given the Ozzie Honorable Mention Award.
Humanitarian and Hobbies
Dr. Furnas's love and passion for plastic surgery stemmed from the beautiful example of her father, a renowned plastic surgeon who volunteered with the East African Flying Doctors. Over the span of her career, she has visited Peru, Honduras, Western Samoa, the Philippines, and El Salvador to help children with cosmetic birth defects. However, her greatest joy is spending time with her family. In her spare time, she loves painting, reading, and writing.