Author Archives: Dr. Francisco Canales

About Dr. Francisco Canales

Born in Mexico and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Canales initially set out to be a heart surgeon after losing his father at a young age. He swam internationally for his native Puerto Rico, including at the Montreal Olympics in 1976. Educated at Harvard and Stanford, he is now a plastic surgeon in practice with his wife, Dr. Heather Furnas.

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In Search of The Perfect Scar After Plastic Surgery

A red scar fades with the tincture of time

Once you have decided to have a plastic surgery procedure, the natural question is : “what can I do to minimize scarring?” There are many answers to that question but, first, let’s review the factors that determine the fate of …
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Who should perform breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation with implants remains one of the most popular procedures in plastic surgery. Unfortunately, there are doctors who are capitalizing on the continued interest in breast enlargement but who are not properly trained to do the procedure.  Many will …
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What’s new in the field of liposuction?

Liposuction has evolved greatly since it was first introduced to the field of plastic surgery about 35 years ago.  Much smaller cannulas now allow for precise fat removal with less likelihood of leaving indentations or irregularities. One big advancement was …
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What’s new in Vaginal Rejuvenation?

For the past five years one of the fastest- growing fields in plastic surgery is that of female genital plastic surgery. With access to the internet, women have become more informed of the options available to them. Labiaplasty (surgical treatment …
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Treatments to Combat Vaginal Laxity

Treatments to Combat Vaginal Laxity

Most women are taught that Kegel exercises are the key to keeping the vagina tight through the years after giving birth. Unfortunately, few people discuss the impact on quality of life that that many women experience from vaginal laxity. In …
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Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

The most important step in successful breast augmentation is your choice of a plastic surgeon.  Surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery are uniquely qualified in performing breast augmentation. Consulting with a couple of board-certified plastic surgeons ensures …
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How to Fight Underarm Sweat- Stay Dry with MiraDry

The problem: dreaded underarm perspiration and odor. We all have been there. You don a beautiful, new dress or shirt for a special occasion and, when you check in the mirror, there are tell-tale white deodorant stripes that have already …
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The simultaneous appeal and danger of everything “mini.”

Francisco Canales, MD and Heather Furnas, MD in surgery with scrub tech, Carrie, all with sterile gowns, gloves and surgical masks and caps

Not a day goes by without a patient asking if they qualify for a mini tummy tuck, a mini facelift, or a mini breast lift. It is easy to see the appeal of a mini operation. A shorter incision, less …
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Brazilian Butt Lift

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Buttock Lift procedures have gone up a whopping 252 percent over the past year! Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj are redefining the new standard for derrieres. What are …
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Laser Tattoo Removal

Increasingly, plastic surgeons are seeing patients who have “regret tattoos” that they would like removed. Invariably, those patients point to that one occasion when, in a youthful indiscretion, they decided to tattoo something on their body to commemorate their 18th birthday.  …
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