Dr. Francisco Canales

Meet Dr. Canales

Dr. Francisco Canales is a skilled Novato, CA plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic care for the face, body, and skin. He is board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is the co-founder of Allegro MedSpa of Novato. Dr. Canales has been in practice for nearly three decades and has treated men and women of various nationalities both nationally and internationally. His experience enables him to maintain a patient's ethnic background while improving their overall aesthetic and meeting their personal goals. He is honored to serve others and is passionate about truly understanding one's concerns to create the best treatment plan possible for attaining natural-looking results.


Skills and Specialties

As a seasoned plastic surgeon, Dr. Canales is adept at performing a wide variety of procedures for men and women. Some of his top procedures include wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers, HydraFacials, and microneedling. He also offers Visia skin analysis, Ultherapy, nonsurgical skin tightening, and vaginal rejuvenation. He is well-known for his personal approach and stunning outcomes.

Education and Training

Dr. Canales earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and continued his education at Stanford University. After attaining his medical degree, he pursued additional training and served his residency in plastic surgery at Stanford University Hospital. Dr. Canales believes in continual education and is constantly keeping up to date with the latest cosmetic methods and medical journals regarding aesthetic care.


Professional Memberships

Dr. Canales is widely known for his work and extensive expertise in cosmetic care and is pleased to be a member of the following professional establishments:

  • 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

Dr. Canales was born and raised in Puerto Rico and since moving to the mainland, he has journeyed back to the island multiple times to operate on adults and children with cosmetic defects and cleft lips. He also volunteers in other countries, including Nicaragua, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina, and Kenya. When he is not performing humanitarian work, he enjoys spending quality time with his lovely wife and two children. In his spare time, he loves competitive sports and swimming.



"Absolutely amazing Hydra Facial with Lucia in Novato! Most efficient, effective medical grade facial I’ve ever experienced!Skin brightening as well as ultra moisture!The professional and extremely knowledgeable staff of Krystal, Lucia and Nancy are a pleasure I have many choices close to home in Larkspur but very loyal and enjoy the Novato location!Thank you Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas for having a well trained and knowledgeable staffJacqueline Iglehart"



"Breast Augmentation - Everyone was so friendly and made you feel comfortable."



"Breast Augmentation - The office was professional and had good customer service. They were responsive to any questions or nervousness about my procedure."



"Breast Implant Revision - The over all care from the entire team made me feel safe and secure before and after my surgery. I am absolutely pleased with the end result, there were complications with the removal of the old implants which I was told of but never felt any discomfort throughout the healing process, I no longer have pain in my breasts and I feel so much better. I will never go to anyone else, Doctor Canales is wonderful and again I'm extremely happy !!"



"Vaginal Rejuvenation - Dr. Canales and all the staff were not only friendly, but very easy to talk to. I was well informed about the procedure and preparation for the procedure, which helped to put me at ease. My only concern, is that on two occasions, I felt the cutting on my labia (ouch!). But this is a vague memory now. All and all it was a great experience. I'm eager to get breast implants as soon as I have the money sometime this spring."



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