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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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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5 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HAVING BREAST AUGMENTATION

1.Is your surgeon a Board-certified Plastic Surgeon? Once you have decided to proceed with breast augmentation, your choice of surgeon is probably the most important decision you will make. The answer to the above question should be a short, definite …
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Is Cellfina™ the Holy Grail of Cellulite Treatments?

Cellfina™  is a new, minimally invasive treatment for cellulite, and it was recently cleared by the  Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is intended for long-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thighs of women. Treatment benefits …
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Plastic Surgery On The Cheap

The most important choice a patient ever makes prior to having cosmetic surgery is the plastic surgeon she chooses. Patients will sometimes intensively research the price of a procedure, when more emphasis should go to the surgeon?s results, experience, and qualifications.
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Au Revoir Les Implants

Silicone implants made by the French company, Poly Implant Prothese have been recalled and the French government has recommended their removal from patients.
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