Meet Our Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Avi Islur
Dr. Avi Islur is a Board Certified Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon in Winnipeg, Manitoba specializing in complex Breast and Body Surgery. Dr. Avi Islur has taught his advanced surgical techniques to hundreds of plastic surgeons throughout Canada using Acellular Dermal Matrix (also known as Internal Bra procedure) in extreme, complex breast cases. Dr. Avi Islur is part of Allergan Canada and Mentor Johnson & Johnson Canada Plastic Surgeons Training Programs which allows practicing plastic surgeons to visit The First Glance surgical centre to learn his specialized breast surgery techniques.
He is the current head of the Aesthetic Surgery rotation for the Plastic Surgery trainees in Manitoba. This follows naturally from his time spent as the former Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Manitoba in which he oversaw the education program and training of future plastic surgeons who now work all over the world.
Dr. Avi Islur received his bachelor of science degree in biology at The University of Western Ontario in 1998, then obtained his medical degree from The University of Toronto in 2002 and went on to complete his residency in Plastic & 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 and study 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 and remains heavily involved in academia having published numerous research and clinical articles in peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals.
He is one of a few Canadian members of the prestigious American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery which only allows membership to those that have demonstrated significant clinical cases in Aesthetic Surgery and upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. He is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery and is an executive board member of The Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
When not performing his craft, Dr. Avi Islur enjoys spending time travelling, exploring the outdoors, appreciating art, and checking out the latest local restaurants with his wife and three young children.
Dr. Ryan Mitchell
Dr. Ryan Mitchell is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Unlike most Plastic Surgeons in the area, Dr. Mitchell has both Canadian and American Board Certifications in Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Mitchell completed his initial training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2013 at the University of Manitoba and was accepted and completed a prestigious world-renowned Fellowship in Body Contouring at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Upon completion of his fellowship Dr. Ryan Mitchell began his career in Aesthetic Private Practice in Grand Rapids Michigan where he practiced for 2 years before returning to Winnipeg. Dr. Mitchell has been providing complex contour corrections throughout the body 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 undergone significant weight-loss.
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 currently Head of Plastic Surgery at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg Manitoba.
When Dr. Ryan Mitchell is not in the operating room, he is spending time at his cabin or travelling with his wife, two young children, and running around after his dog Mildred.
Dr. Michal Brichacek
DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED Plastic Surgeon, FACe, BREAST, AND BODY SPECIALIST
Dr. Michal Brichacek is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in Aesthetic Facial Surgery, Breast, and Body Surgery. 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 he has visited and 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 also by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Notably, he obtained the highest possible score in the country (99 th percentile) on the American Board of Plastic Surgery written examination, and the second highest score (98 th 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. 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 graduated from medical school at the University of Western Ontario in 1997 and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Manitoba in 2002. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She has been in practice as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist for over 18 years, focusing on minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Diamond is a clinical educator at the University of Manitoba and the past site director of the Grace Hospital, section of Gynecologic Surgery. She is an examiner for the Royal College Fellowship Examination in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Diamond offers vaginal rejuvenation surgery, including labiaplasty. She is also a local expert in gynecologic laser treatments for management of urinary incontinence and vaginal atrophy. She was amongst the first in Winnipeg to offer this safe and effective non-surgical procedure.
Dr. Diamond lends her 18 years of experience as a surgeon to the aesthetic medical field- incorporating the artful eye needed for aesthetics with the understanding of anatomy- to achieve optimal results. She has trained with leading experts in medical aesthetics across the country and is now offering non-surgical facial rejuvenation and enhancement with Botox and filler. She takes her time during the consultation process, explaining the science behind the various treatment options.
Dr. Diamond is an active member of Doctors Manitoba, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, Canadian Minimally Invasive Surgery Society, American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy and the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine.
She lives in Winnipeg with her husband, 3 children and 2 dogs.
Your Transformation Begins Here
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The First Glance is a very active aesthetic surgery practice. Patients typically book well in advance for consultations and surgery dates. Call (204) 885-1419 to reserve your consultation, our Patient Coordinators are happy to help you.