Gary J. Alter, M.D.
THE Expert for Female Genital Surgery
Pioneer in Female Genital Surgery Since 1994
Since 1994, Dr. Alter has been THE pioneer in female genital surgery. He is an acknowledged leader in female genital aesthetic and plastic surgical procedures. Dr. Alter has a private plastic surgery practice in both Beverly Hills, California and Manhattan, New York.
Inventor of Female Genital Surgeries
Dr. Alter invented and perfected the surgical techniques that have revolutionized the way female genital procedures improve and restore a woman’s labia minora (inner lips), labia majora (outer lips), and clitoral hood. Some of his surgical techniques include the revolutionary central wedge technique and the clitoropexy with a clitoral hood reduction. He invented multiple sophisticated techniques for reconstructing botched labiaplasty surgeries, including clitoral hood flaps. He also performs clitoris reduction, pubic lifts and liposuction, and hymen restoration.
Dr. Alter has published many medical articles in prestigious plastic surgery journals regarding female genital surgeries, including the groundbreaking article on central wedge reduction and the only published medical article regarding reconstructing the labia minora after botched surgeries, published in “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®,” the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2008 and 2011 respectively.
Performed Over 3,000 Female Genital Surgeries
Since 1994, Dr. Alter has performed over 3,000 female genital surgeries, including labiaplasty, labia minora reduction, labia majora reconstruction, and clitoropexy with clitoral hood reduction (these need an internal linking structure) to name a few. He also has extensive knowledge and experience regarding minimizing scars, transferring tissue, and improving the cosmetic appearance of the female genitalia.
Patients Travel From Over 20 Countries to See Dr. Alter
Patients throughout the United States and from all over the world have traveled to see Dr. Alter for their female genital maladies. Dr. Alter’s international patients hail from more than 20 different countries, including the United Kingdom, Norway, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, China, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Denmark.
Double-Board Certified in Both Urology and Plastic Surgery
Being one of the rare doctors certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Urology, Dr. Alter has the unique and in-depth knowledge of a woman’s genital anatomy and how it responds to these surgical procedures.
Dr. Alter has co-edited the major medical textbook Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia, the first book of its kind in over 25 years. As an innovator in the field of female genital surgery, Dr. Alter has published numerous medical articles regarding these subjects in prestigious medical and plastic surgery journals. He published the seminal article on central wedge reduction in 2008 in “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®,” the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Alter has also written the only published medical paper on how to reconstruct the labia minora from botched surgeries that was published in“Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®” in 2011.
Educator and Lecturer
Dr. Alter is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He also regularly lectures throughout the United States and internationally, teaching fellow surgeons the surgical techniques he has invented.
With over two decades of specialized experience in female genital surgery, Dr. Alter is sensitive to a woman’s embarrassment and concerns regarding her sexual maladies, and he will help you feel both comfortable and confident while treating you. Dr. Gary Alter is unparalleled in both experience and expertise. Both the media and his colleagues have esteemed him as the surgeon of choice for female genital surgery. For a procedure so personal and private, it is of utmost importance to seek a well-revered and respected plastic surgeon with this level of experience and expertise.
Common Reasons for Having Female Genital Surgery
While there is no aesthetic standard for female genitalia, women usually want a symmetrical appearance without extra folds of skin and without excessively large inner or outer labia.
Either from genetics, childbearing, weight gain, or intercourse, female genitalia can appear stretched or enlarged, which can lead to discomfort during intimacy and exercise.
Women who have had previous genital surgery that was unsuccessful or did not meet their expectations will greatly benefit from genital reconstructive surgery by Dr. Gary Alter.