Top Rated Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in Winnipeg

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Dr. Avi Islur


Dr. Avi Islur is a Board Certified Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon in Winnipeg, specializing in complex Breast and Body Surgery. Dr. Avi Islur has taught his sought-after surgical techniques to hundreds of plastic surgeons worldwide. He is a renowned specialist with Acellular Dermal Matrix (also known as the Internal Bra procedure) for extreme, complex breast cases.

Dr. Avi Islur is part of Allergan Canada and Mentor (Johnson & Johnson Canada) Plastic Surgeons Training Programs. Dr. Avi Islur allows practicing Plastic Surgeons to visit his surgical center to learn the most advanced surgical techniques.

He leads the Aesthetic Surgery rotation for Plastic Surgery trainees in Manitoba. This follows naturally from his time as the former Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Manitoba. During his time in this position, he oversaw the education program and training of future plastic surgeons who now work worldwide.

Dr. Avi Islur received his bachelor of science in biology at The University of Western Ontario in 1998. He obtained his medical degree from The University of Toronto in 2002. He then completed his residency in Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at The University of Manitoba in 2007. Additional specialty training was completed at the prestigious Buncke Clinic in San Francisco, California.

Dr. Avi Islur was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Throughout his life, Dr. Avi Islur has studied all forms of art and has carried this passion into his career.

He is a published author of articles and medical journals in aesthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and microsurgery literature. Dr. Avi Islur has presented research at national and international reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Avi Islur travels regularly, teaching his surgical techniques to other leaders in the aesthetic industry.

Dr. Avi Islur is an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. He remains heavily involved in academia, having published numerous research and clinical articles in peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals.

He is among a few Canadian members of the prestigious American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This association only provides membership to Plastic Surgeons who have demonstrated significant clinical cases in Cosmetic Surgery. Members must uphold the highest moral and ethical standards at all levels of their practice.

Dr. Avi Islur is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery and an Executive Board Member of The Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

When not performing his craft, Dr. Avi Islur enjoys spending time traveling and exploring the outdoors with his family and tiny Yorkie Chloé. Dr. Islur appreciates art and loves to check out the latest local restaurants with his wife and three young children.

Dr. Ryan Mitchell


Dr. Ryan Mitchell is a Board Certified Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon in Winnipeg. Unlike most Plastic Surgeons in Canada, Dr. Mitchell has both Canadian and American Board Certifications in Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Mitchell completed his training in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in 2013 at the University of Manitoba. Soon after, he was accepted at the prestigious World-Renowned Fellowship for Body Contouring at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Upon completing his fellowship training, Dr. Ryan Mitchell began his career in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery at a private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he practiced for two years before returning to Winnipeg. Dr. Mitchell has been providing complex body contouring procedures since 2014.

Dr. Mitchell is Manitoba’s only Plastic Surgeon who is Fellowship trained in Body Contouring procedures with expertise in Body Contour Correction for individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight.

Since 2017 Dr. Mitchell has been the Research Director for the Section of Plastic Surgery at the University of Manitoba. He has also served as the Co-Chair for the Annual Department of Surgery Research Symposium for 2018 and 2019. Dr. Mitchell is the Head of Plastic Surgery at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

When Dr. Ryan Mitchell is not in the operating room, he is relaxing at his cabin or traveling with his wife and two young children, and his beloved dog Mildred.

Dr. Michal Brichacek


Dr. Michal Brichacek is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Winnipeg, specializing in Aesthetic Facial Surgery, Breast, and Body Contouring. He is one of few surgeons in Canada with extensive training and advanced surgical experience in Aesthetic & Reconstructive Facial, Breast, and Body Surgery.

Dr. Michal Brichacek is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Plastic Surgery program. He completed additional fellowship training at The University of Toronto in Adult Craniofacial & Aesthetic Facial Surgery. Dr. Brichacek is always striving to learn the latest techniques in plastic surgery, and has worked with leading surgeons in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Toronto, and Dallas.

Dr. Brichacek is Double Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Notably, he obtained the highest possible score in the country (99th percentile) on the American Board of Plastic Surgery written examination and the second-highest score (98th percentile) on the American Board of Plastic Surgery oral examination.

He is widely published, and his peer-reviewed research has appeared in many highly regarded journals. His work has been presented at many major conferences in the field of Plastic Surgery. He was involved in innovative research on facial paralysis at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of the world’s most highly regarded hospitals.

Dr. Brichacek is actively involved in the field of Plastic Surgery. He is the chair of the Young Plastic Surgeons Committee for the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a peer reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, as well as the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Brichacek returned to Winnipeg in 2020 and elected to dedicate his practice solely to Aesthetic Surgery. He is always learning about the most innovative techniques to provide the best results for his patients, offering top-rated surgical and nonsurgical treatments. He has a thriving private practice at The First Glance Aesthetic Clinic & Surgery Centre.

When not in the operating room, Dr. Brichacek enjoys spending time traveling with his wife, checking out the latest local restaurants, or trying to make it out of the city’s newest escape room! He also has two adorable pups that keep him busy.

Dr. Heather Diamond



Dr. Heather Diamond is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Winnipeg. Dr. Diamond has been a practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist for almost two decades and specializes in minimally invasive surgery.

She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a clinical educator at the University of Manitoba, and a former site director of the Grace Hospital section of Gynecologic Surgery. Additionally, she is an examiner for the Royal College Fellowship Examination in Obstetrics and Gynecology, having earned her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1997 and completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Manitoba in 2002.

Dr. Diamond specializes in providing Vaginal Rejuvenation surgeries such as Labiaplasty and Laser Vaginal Tightening treatments for urinary incontinence and vaginal atrophy. She was one of the first in Winnipeg to offer these non-surgical procedures.

With her 18 years of experience as a surgeon, she is able to use her knowledge of anatomy and art to provide optimal aesthetic and optimal functional results. Dr. Diamond has also trained with leading experts in medical aesthetics and now offers Facial Rejuvenation and enhancement with Botox and fillers. She takes her time in the consultation process, explaining the science and details of the treatment options.

Dr. Diamond is a dedicated medical professional, belonging to several medical organizations and societies related to obstetrics, gynecology, and minimally invasive surgery.

She lives in Winnipeg with her husband, 3 children and 2 dogs.

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