About Dr. Alter

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Gary J. Alter, M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Board Certified Urologist

Dr. Alter is one of a select few with board certification by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Urology. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree.

Dr. Alter has also appeared in a number of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Allure, Self, Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Health. He has been featured on numerous TV shows, including Dr. 90210, The Doctors, Botched, Strange Sex, The Larry King Show, and more.

Dr. Alter is the preeminent authority on labia surgery, widely respected by his peers for his pioneering techniques in reconstructive labiaplasty and cosmetic vaginal surgery. He is perhaps best known for inventing the central wedge labiaplasty (also known as Alter V labiaplasty) in the 90s, which preserves the normal appearance and anatomy of the labia and labial edge, while reducing post-operative pain and occurrence of dyspareunia.

In 2011, Dr. Alter authored the only medical paper on reconstructing botched labiaplasties which appeared in the prestigious surgical journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This extensive report detailed many of the cosmetic vaginal surgical procedures that Dr. Alter has perfected over the years and the techniques he strongly advocates to be used for successful labia reconstruction repair.

Being both a board-certified plastic surgeon and urologist, Dr. Alter blends his expertise in plastic surgical procedures and anatomy with his urological training to advance cosmetic vaginal surgery techniques that help minimize if not reverse the effects of a botched labiaplasty. Gynecologists and urologists are not taught these surgical and anatomic skills and therefore do not offer the same level of precision and expertise that Dr. Alter does.

Demand for Dr. Alter’s invaluable expertise and unparalleled experience in labiaplasty revision and reconstruction has led him to develop a bicoastal practice with offices in NYC and Beverly Hills. He treats patients from all walks of life from across the globe who are seeking his expert surgical techniques in botched labia repair and reconstruction as well other vaginal reconstructions, like labia and clitoral hood reduction.

— Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery
— UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

— American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2027
— American Board of Urology, 1981


— 1966 -1969 University of California- Berkeley
— 1969 -1973 UCLA School of Medicine (M.D.)

— 1973 -1975 Surgery Resident, UCLA
— 1975 -1979 Urology Resident, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
— 1990 -1992 Plastic Surgery Resident, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
— July 1992- Dec.1992 Fellow in Genitourinary Reconstruction and Plastic Surgery, Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, Virginia

— UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
— Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
— Olympia Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

— American Society of Plastic Surgeons
— American Association of Plastic Surgeons
— American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
— American Urological Association
— Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons
— Sexual Medicine Society of North America
— World Professional Association for Transgender Health
— Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons

— Cleveland Clinic, Department of Plastic Surgery, Cleveland, OH, February 24, 2017
— University of Texas at San Antonio, Division of Plastic Surgery, San Antonio, TX, October 21, 2010
— Mayo Clinic, Division of Plastic Surgery, Rochester, MN, June 16, 2008
— University of California, San Diego, Division of Plastic Surgery, San Diego, CA 2005

— Best Reconstruction Paper at Plastic Surgery Senior Resident’s Conference, Montreal, Quebec, May 1992

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Gary J. Alter M.D.

A pioneer in genital reconstruction, Dr. Alter has helped hundreds of women with his extensive knowledge of genital anatomy as well as expertise in minimizing scars, transferring tissue, and improving cosmetic appearance.

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