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Secondary Labia Reconstruction

The Alter labia minora technique is still not widely used. Gynecologists and most plastic surgeons perform the operation very differently. They essentially amputate the labia minora (inner vaginal lips) and leave a long suture line instead of the normal labial edge. It is the same technique whether a scalpel or a laser is used. In contrast, I remove triangles of tissue and bring the normal edges together. Thus, my technique preserves the normal labial edges, normal color, and normal anatomy. The amputation results can be satisfactory but may result in secondary deformities such as asymmetry and irregular and scalloped edges. I specialize in reconstructing these deformities so that the woman will have a more satisfactory result. I use a variety of techniques depending on the situation.

Click here to see examples of Dr. Alter’s Secondary Labia Reconstruction Work

For more information on Secondary Labia Peconstruction please visit Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Gary J. Alter, MD’ labiaplasty website:

As a best in class plastic surgeon, Dr. Gary Alter provides highly personalized and comprehensive care. His philosophy regarding the physician / patient relationship is based on trust and has earned him one of the most respected reputations in the world.

For more information about the surgeries we offer or to schedule a consultation with the board certified plastic surgeon, please contact either our Beverly Hills of New York City plastic surgery practice:


416 N Bedford Dr, Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tel: (310) 275-5566


461 Park Ave South, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 321-0749