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 of 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 an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she enjoys working. She lectures internationally and publishes in leading plastic surgery journals on topics, including vaginal rejuvenation. She was awarded the prestigious ASAPS Tiffany Award in 2017 for best scientific paper on "Why Women Choose Labiaplasty." She also served as a guest editor for the specialty's most prestigious and widely read journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, for a series of articles on women in plastic surgery. The series received a national journalism Ozzie Honorable Mention Award in 2017.
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.
"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!"
"30 Year Old Married Professional with Too Many Padded Bras - Santa Rosa, CA - Dr. Canales gave me the breasts I was born to have. He and his wife, Dr. Furnas, came highly recommended. I arrived at my free consultation with a list of questions. I needed facts - statistics, likelihood of outcomes, and "what ifs" answered. Dr. Canales answered every question with precise information and no bullshit. He has wonderful energy and is caring, kind, calm, and capable...and he has a sense of humor! He and every staff member treat me with kindness and compassion and take their responsibilities seriously, from consultation through all post-op appointments."
"I look Like your Wish Pics! - It has now been 19 years since my breast augmentation and I wanted to give a review to this incredible pair of Doctors - Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales. My breasts look like the “wish pics” on this site for so many other women. I simply love them and have gotten scores of compliments on how good they look. Judge for yourself. Their work is impeccable. If I ever had them replaced with silicone, (th..."
"31 Y/O- 5ft 4'- 130lbs- 400cc- 1child - Dr. Furnas is professional and attentive to meet you needs."
"58 - Dr. Furnas is a very talented and professional surgeon!"