• Dr Avi Islur Plastic Surgeon Winnipeg MB breast augmentation with fat transfer

Breast Augmentation with Fat in Winnipeg, MB

Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular procedures performed by Dr. Avi Islur at The First Glance Aesthetic Clinic & Surgery Centre.

Natural Fat Transfer is an implant-free augmentation technique that uses unwanted fat from areas of your body to subtlety increase the size of your breasts by ¾-1 cup. If you prefer to have a more natural augmentation rather than implants, why not use your unwanted fat from your waist, hips, and thighs to give you fuller, larger, more supple breasts?

Your Custom Breast Augmentation Treatment Plan

When it comes to aesthetic surgery of any kind, there’s no such thing as one size fits all. Every patient has her own unique surgical needs.

Whether you are interested in a fat transfer to correct a contour irregularity, add cleavage, or a change in your breast size, your Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting will be fully customized according to your existing anatomy, unique surgical requirements, and desired aesthetic results.

Your Breast Augmentation With Dr. Avi Islur

Dr. Avi Islur is a Board Certified Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon located in Winnipeg, MB. Dr. Avi Islur has trained many other Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons around the world and served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Saint Boniface Hospital and as the Program Director for the Residency Training Program at the University of Manitoba in the past. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Manitoba.

Dr. Avi Islur is an executive member of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons .

With extensive specialized training and experience in breast reconstruction and cosmetic breast surgery, Dr. Avi Islur can resize and reshape your breasts to achieve the aesthetic results you desire.

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Is Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer Right For You?

Natural Fat Transfer is an excellent option if you’d prefer not to have implants, are happy with your current overall shape, and are interested in adding a subtle volume change in breast size (up to 1 cup).

With Natural Fat Transfer, you will get a shape that looks and feels natural.

Liposuction And Fat Transfer

With Natural Fat Transfer, you get the additional benefits of Body Contouring. Liposuction is performed to remove fat from other parts of your body, such as your hips, thighs, and tummy. The fat is collected, processed, and then injected into your breasts for a customized increase in volume.

If you choose Natural Fat Transfer, it’s important to note that your body will reabsorb some of your fat within the first 6 weeks as it regains a blood supply so you may lose some initial volume. Fat grafting can also be added in addition to breast implants in primary breast surgery to create cleavage or in revision breast augmentation surgery to correct contour or volume loss.

Proper Candidates For Natural Fat Transfer

If you wish to significantly enhance the size of your breasts — more than 1 cup size— and you want a change in the shape of your breast, Dr. Avi Islur may recommend Breast Implant Surgery instead. On the other hand, if you’re looking to boost your bust line by 1 cup and do not need a shape change, a Natural Fat Transfer might be the right fit.

Ideal weight for Natural Fat Transfer surgery means that you have enough fat, preferably in your abdomen or lower back (love handles), to allow a decent amount of fat to be harvested.

With Natural Fat Transfer, the final result cannot be guaranteed. Some patients experience a 20%-40% loss of volume over the first 6 weeks due to reabsorption. Additional fat grafting sessions can be performed to gain more volume if desired.

Why Do I lose Volume After Fat Transfer?

Your immediate size change from fat transfer is a result of two processes: 1) the volume increase from the fat transferred and  2)  swelling from the procedure itself.  The fat once removed from one area of your body by liposuction is initially without a blood supply. In order to survive, the fat cells must regain a blood supply which provides it with oxygen and nutrients. As not all fat cells regain a blood supply, that portion is lost and resorbed by your body.  The portion that regains a blood supply in the first 6 weeks will thrive and survive.  It is important to minimize pressure on the breast for the first 6 weeks in order to maximize the blood flowing in the breast so it is important to avoid laying on the chest or wearing tight compression bras.

Why is it Important to be Stable in my Weight for Fat Transfer?

Fat cells transferred to your breast that survives like all fat cells change with weight gain or weight loss. If you lose weight after fat transfer, the fat cells size will shrink (not die) and therefore it is important that you are at an ideal weight prior to surgery.

I Smoke, Can I Get Fat Transfer Performed to My Breasts?

Smoking or vaping nicotine constricts blood vessels in your body and therefore limits the blood supply and oxygen getting to your newly transferred fat cells. As a result there will be limited fat graft survival. It is important to stop all sources of nicotine (smoking or gum) a month prior and several months after surgery if considering fat grafting.

Can Fat Transfer Cause Capsular Contracture?

No, the good news is you cannot get capsular contracture from Natural Fat Transfer. And there’s no need for implant replacement surgery.

If I Don‘t Have Enough Fat To Transfer To My Breasts, Can I Use Someone Else’s Fat For My Surgery?

This is not an option unless you have an identical twin.

Can I Remove My Breast Implants and Replace the Lost Volume with a Fat Transfer?

Yes, your Surgeon can remove your implants, and some of the volume can be replaced with your own fat. Depending on your ideal breast size, you can also replace your old implants with new ones and add a Fat Transfer to enhance the appearance. Can a breast lift be performed at the same time as Fat Transfer to my Breasts?

Yes, breast lifts can be performed at the same time; however, breast lift surgery tightens the skin and therefore decreases the “space” available for fat. This decrease in “space” can put added pressure on the fat cells which may cause an increase in fat loss. Your surgeon will discuss with you if the procedures should be staged.

Does Fat Grafting Increase Breast Cancer Risks or Interfere with Mammograms?

Fat grafting has been used for over a decade in breast reconstruction for women with breast cancer lumpectomy defects. Therefore it has been studied very extensively. Fat grafting does not increase breast cancer risk nor does it interfere with mammograms. Oil cysts or fat necrosis which happens rarely with fat grafting can be identified on mammogram or MRIs and be differentiated from breast cancer. It must be noted that sometimes the fat graft can result in small areas of palpable changes in your breast which may lead you to undergo more mammograms or physician directed examinations than a woman without fat grafting.


For your convenience, Dr. Islur has provided answers to the most common questions he hears about breast augmentation. Take a look at our detailed 3-Step Process for Breast Augmentation in Winnipeg, you can also view our FAQ page for more information.


Please view Dr. Avi Islur’s Post Operative Care Instructions to get an idea of what you can expect after your breast augmentation in Winnipeg. Your surgery will be personalized and custom tailored to your unique surgical requirements, individual results may vary.

All of Dr. Avi Islur’s patients go through a 5-phase process, get a bird’s eye view of what you can expect.

Before and After Photos

Suzanne shared her before and after photos for her Breast Augmentation in Winnipeg with Dr. Avi Islur. You can see more before and after photos during your consultation with Dr. Islur at the First Glance Aesthetic Clinic & Surgery Centre.

How Long Is The Wait For Surgery?

If you have a preferred surgery date, do not wait until it’s too late! Dr. Avi Islur runs a very active cosmetic practice, patients typically book well in advance for consultations and surgery dates. If you have an ideal surgery date in mind, call one of our Patient Coordinators at (204) 885-1419 to reserve your consultation today.

RealTime Video Consultations For Out Of Province Patients

Dr. Avi Islur offers RealTime Video Consultations for Cosmetic Surgery patients who live outside of Manitoba.

Ideally we would like to see you in-person for consultation. However, we understand that this may not be feasible so we offer RealTime Video Consultations for out of town patients.

Your RealTime Video Consultation can take place wherever you have access to a smartphone, an iPad, or computer with a webcam.

Prior to your Video Consultation Dr. Avi Islur’s Patient Coordinator will ask you to: 1) Indicate the procedure you are interested in, 2) Upload photos of your area of concern, 3) Complete the provided medial history form.

During your Video Consultation Dr. Avi Islur and his skilled medical staff will discuss your aesthetic goals in detail. Dr. Avi Islur will evaluate your photos, review your medical history, and discuss your unique surgical requirements to achieve your desired results.

Please Note: Some patient concerns are difficult to assess online. You may be asked to come in for a formal in-person consultation in order to best assess your surgical requirements to give the best possible outcome.

You can join your RealTime Video Consultation from iPhone, Android, PC, Mac, or Linux.

Prior to your consultation you must have access to FaceTime, Skype or WhattsApp.

Call (204) 885-1419 to reserve your RealTime Video Consultation with Dr. Avi Islur


Dr. Avi Islur’s active cosmetic surgery practice is located at the First Glance Aesthetic Clinic & Surgery Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

At The First Glance you have access to Award Winning Board Certified Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Aestheticians, Board Certified Anesthesiologists, Certified Laser Technicians, Cosmetic Nurses, and Professional Patient Coordinators all under one roof. Our expert aesthetic team at The First Glance has been serving patients across Canada and beyond for 20+ years.

We operate with state-of-the-art equipment and work with the safest products on the market to ensure maximum comfort, next level results, and patient safety.

The First Glance is a top rated Fully Accredited Aesthetic Clinic & Surgery Centre. You will enjoy a fully privatized experience from beginning to end at our facility.