Meet Our Plastic Surgeons


Dr. Avi Islur


Dr. Islur is a board-certified Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in Winnipeg, Canada. He has a special interest in complex Revision Breast Augmentation surgery and has taught numerous plastic surgeons throughout Canada on his surgical techniques using Acellular Dermal Matrix (also known as Internal Bra procedure) in extremely complex breast cases. He is part of the Allergan Canada and Mentor/Johnson & Johnson Canada surgeons training programs which allows practicing surgeons to visit The First Glance and learn his 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 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 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. 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.

Dr. Michal Brichacek


Dr. Michal Brichacek specializes in Craniofacial & Aesthetic Facial Surgery. He has extensive training and advanced surgical experience in Aesthetic & Reconstructive Facial Surgery procedures.

Dr. Michal Brichacek is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Plastic Surgery program & completed additional fellowship training at The University of Toronto in Craniofacial & Aesthetic Facial Surgery.

Dr Bricachek returned to Winnipeg this year to start his practice in general plastic/reconstructive surgery & Facial Aesthetic Surgery. Board Certified by The Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Canada.

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.

Dr. Premal Patel


Dr. Premal Patel is a Urologic Surgeon and Assistant Professor in the Section of Urology at the University of Manitoba with a special interest in Men’s Health.

He completed his Fellowship in Male Reproduction, Microsurgery, and Sexual Medicine at the University of Miami, and his Urologic Surgery Residency at the University of Manitoba. Throughout his career, Dr. Patel has won numerous awards for his research. He has published extensively on a variety of topics related to Male Infertility and Sexual Medicine.

Prior to completing his Fellowship, he completed his Urology Residency at the University of Manitoba and obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Calgary.

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