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About Gary J. Alter, MD

Surgical Labiaplasty Revision or Restoration Labiaplasty is the surgical procedure performed to correct deformed labia or botched labiaplasty surgery.

Gary Alter, MD is the innovator & acknowledged leader in botched labiaplasty reconstruction surgery. He  wrote the FIRST medical paper on botched labiaplasties – published in the most prestigious plastic surgical journal in the world called “Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery”.
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  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, UCLA
  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Board Certified Urologist
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, American Urological Association
  • Member, Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons

CURRICULUM VITAE:

Gary James Alter, M.D.

OFFICES

BEVERLY HILLS
416 N Bedford Dr, Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-275-5566

NEW YORK CITY
461 Park Ave South, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212-321-0749

Phone: (310) 275-5566

ACADEMIC AFFILIATION

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

BOARD CERTIFICATION

American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1997-2017
American Board of Urology, 1981

EDUCATION

1963-1966 Pioneer High School, San Jose, CA
1966-1969 University of California- Berkeley
1969-1973 UCLA School of Medicine (M.D.)

MEDICAL TRAINING

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

LICENSURE

California, G027611
New York, 219450

MEDICAL PRACTICE

Private practice in Urology, Los Angeles, 1980- 1990
Private practice in Plastic Surgery, May 1993- present

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

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

SOCIETIES

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American Urological Association
Western Section of American Urological Association
Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons

PUBLICATIONS

Mirzabeigi MN, Jandali S, Mettel, RK, Alter GJ. The nomenclature of “Vaginal Rejuvenation” and elective vulvovaginal plastic surgery. Aesth Surg J. 2011; 31:723-724

Alter GJ, Salgado CJ, Chim, H. Aesthetic surgery of the male genitalia. Semin Plast Surg 2011;25:189-195

Alter GJ. Labia minora reconstruction using clitoral hood flaps, wedge excisions, and YV advancement flaps. Plastic Reconstr Surg. 2011; 127:2356-2363

Alter GJ. Comparison of Wedge versus Straight-Line Reduction Labioplasty. Reply Letter to the editor. Plastic Reconstruction Surg. 2010; 125:1047-1048

Alter GJ. Management of the mons pubis and labia majora in the massive weight loss patient. Aesth Surg J. 2009;29:432-442

Alter, GJ. Aesthetic labia minora and clitoral hood reduction using extended central wedge resection. Reply to letter to the editor. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009; 124:337-338

Alter GJ. Aesthetic labia minora and clitoral hood reduction using extended central wedge resection. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008; 122:1780-89

Alter GJ. Correction of penoscrotal web: Surgical techniques. J Sex Med. 2007; 4:844-847

Alter, GJ. Aesthetic labia minora reduction with inferior wedge resection and superior pedicle flap reconstruction. (Letter) Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007; 120(1): 358

Alter GJ, Jordan G, Penile Elongation and girth enhancement. AUA Update Series 2007;26(23)

Alter GJ. Surgery to correct hidden penis; Surgical techniques. J Sex Med. 2006; 3:939-942

Alter, GJ. Central wedge nymphectomy with a 90-degree Z-plasty for aesthetic reduction of the labia minora. Letter to the editor. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005; 115: 2144

Alter GJ. Editorial comment in Yearbook of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery 2004 on “A new technique for augmentation phalloplasty: albugineal surgery with bilateral saphenous grafts-three years of experience”, page 214

Pryor j, Akkus E, Alter G, Jordan G, Lebret T, Levine L, Mulhall J, Perovic S, Stackl W. Priapism. J Sex Med. 2004 Jul:1(1):116-20. Review

Pryor j, Akkus E, Alter G, Jordan G, Lebret T, Levine L, Mulhall J, Perovic S, Stackl W. Peyronie’s Disease. J Sex Med. 2004 Jul:1(1):110-5. Review

Alter GJ. Editorial comment in Yearbook of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery 2002 on Penile Lengthening, page 215-216

Alter GJ, Ehrlich RM. A new technique for correction of the hidden penis in adults and children. J of Urol. 1999;161:455

Alter GJ. Penile enhancement surgery. Tech in Urol. 1998; 4:70,

Alter GJ. A new technique for aesthetic labia minora reduction. Ann of Plast Surg. 1998; 40:287

Alter GJ, Greisman J, Werthman PE, Seid AS, Joseph BJ. Use of prefabricated tunica vaginalis fascia flap to reconstruct the tunica albuginea after recurrent penile prosthesis extrusion. J of Urol. 1998; 159:128,

Alter GJ. Reconstruction of deformities resulting from penile enlargement surgery, J of Urol. 1997 158:2153

Alter GJ. RE: Complications of penile lengthening and augmentation seen at 1 referral center”, Letter to the editor. J of Urol 1996; 156:1784

Alter GJ. Penis enhancement. Aesth Surg Quarterly 1996; Vol 16:226

Alter GJ. Penis enhancement. Advances in Urol. Vol 9, p 225-254, 1996, Mosby, Chicago

Alter GJ. Penis enhancement. AUA Update Series, Lesson 12, Volume XV: p 99-100, 1996, American Urological Association; Houston, Texas,

Ehrlich RM, Alter GJ. Split thickness skin graft urethroplasty and tunica vaginalis flaps for failed hypospadias repairs. J of Urol 1995; 155:131

Alter GJ. Augmentation phalloplasty. Urologic Clinics of North America Vol 22, N 4, p 887-902 November 1995, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia

Alter GJ, Gilbert DA, Schlossberg SM, Jordan GN. Prosthetic implantation after phallic construction. Microsurgery 1995:16:322

Ehrlich RM, Alter GJ. Use of tunica vaginalis in hypospadias cripples. Soc for Pediatr Urol Newsletter September 26, 1994

Trengove-Jones, G, Alter GJ. Total phallic reconstruction. Dialogues in Pediatr Urol. 1995; Vol 18, No 3, 4-6

Jordan GN, Alter GJ, Gilbert DA, Horton CE. Penile implantation in total phalloplasty. J of Urol 1994; 152:410

Alter GJ, Horton CE, Horton CE Jr. Buried penis as a contraindication for circumcision. J of the Amer Coll of Surgeons 1994;178:487

Alter GJ, Trengove-Jones, G, Horton CE Jr., Hemangioma of the penis and scrotum. Urol 1993; August

Woods JE, Alter GJ, Meland NB, Podratz K. Experience with vaginal reconstruction utilizing the modified Singapore flap. Plast and Reconstr Surg 1992; 90:270

PUBLICATION PENDING

Alter GI. Pubic contouring after Massive Weight Loss in Men and Women: Correction of Hidden Penis, Mons Ptosis, and Labia Majora Enlargement. Invited author for a supplement on ‘Post massive weight loss plastic surgery” for Plas Reconst Surg

BOOK

Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia, Editors Gary J. Alter and Richard M. Ehrlich, W.B. Saunders and Co, Philadelphia. 1999

BOOK CHAPTERS

Alter GJ. Female Aesthetic Genital Surgery: Labia minora, Labia majora, Mons pubis lift. In: Nahai F, editor. The Art of Aesthetic Surgery: Principles and Techniques, 2nd Edition, St. Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc; 2011

Alter GJ. Male Genital Anomalies; Congenital., Male Genital Anomalies: Acquired., Female Genital Anomalies: Congenital., Female Genital Anomalies: Acquired. In: Marsh JL, and Perlyn CA, editors. Decision Making in Plastic Surgery, 2nd Edition. St. Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. 2010. Pp154-163

Alter GJ. Reconstruction of the penis for Complications of Penile Enlargement Surgery. In: Graham SD Jr, Keane TE, editors. Glenn’s Urologic Surgery. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams &Wilkins; 2010. pp 537-543.,

Alter GJ. Aesthetic Genital Surgery. In: Mathes SJ, Hentz VR, editors. Plastic Surgery, 2nd ed. Vol. VI, Philadelphia: WB Saunders and Co; 2000. pp 389-410

Pryor J, Akkus E, Alter, G, Jordan G, Lebret, T, Levine L, Mulhall, J, Perovic S, Ralph D, Stackl, W . Priapism, Peyronie’s Disease, Penile Reconstructive Surgery. In: Lue T, Basson R, Rosen R, Giuliano,F, Khoury S, Montorsi F.., editors. Sexual Medicine-Sexual Dysfunctions in Men and Women. 2nd International Consultation on Sexual Dysfunctions. Paris: 2004

Alter GJ. Complications of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery of the Penis. In: Taneja SS, Smith RB, Ehrlich RM, editors. Complications of Urologic Surgery, Prevention and Management. Philadelphia: WB Saunders and Co; 2001. pp 532-541

Alter GJ, Jordan GJ, Gilbert DA. Penile prosthesis implantation after total phalloplasty. In: Ehrlich RM, Alter GJ, editors. Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders and CO; 1999

Alter GJ. Aesthetic surgery of the male genitalia. In: Ehrlich RM, Alter GJ, editors. Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders and CO; 1999

Alter GJ. Female aesthetic genital surgery, Part II: Aesthetic labia minora reduction. In: Ehrlich RM, Alter GJ, editors. Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders and CO; 1999

Alter GJ, Ehrlich RM. Skin graft urethroplasty and tunica vaginalis flaps for failed hypospadias repairs. In: Ehrlich RM, Alter GJ, editors. Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders and CO; 1999

Ehrlich RM, Alter GJ. Buried penis. In: Ehrlich RM, Alter GJ, editors. Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders and CO; 1999

Werthman P, Alter GJ. Treatment of penile and testicle amputations. In: Ehrlich RM, Alter GJ, editors. Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders and CO; 1999

Alter GJ. Adult Genital Plastic Surgery. In: Greer S, Benhaim, et al., editors. Handbook of Plastic Surgery, New York: Macel Dekker; 2004

Alter GJ. Pediatric Genital Plastic Surgery. In: Greer S, Benhaim, et al., editors. Handbook of Plastic Surgery, New York: Macel Dekker; 2004

BOOK CHAPTERS PENDING

Alter GJ. Aesthetic Genital Surgery. In: Neligan P, and Warren RJ, editors. Plastic Surgery, 3rd Edition, Elsevier Publishing

MEDICAL PRESENTATIONS

“Female Genital Aesthetic Surgery” Gary J. Alter, Presented at the Aesthetic Dinner Conference, UCLA Division of Plastic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA December 13, 2011

“Video: Labia Reduction”, “Labia Reduction and Clitoropexy: Techniques, Complications, and Women’s Expectations”, “Penile Enlargement and Elongation: Male Expectations, Results, and Complications”. Gary J. Alter, Presented at the Cutting Edge 2011: Advanced Body Sculpting Head to Foot. 31st Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, Sponsored by American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. New York, New York. December 1,2,3, 2011

“Male Genital Aesthetic Surgery”. Gary J. Alter, Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgery/American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium. Santa Fe, New Mexico August 27, 2011

“Female Genital Aesthetic Surgery”. Gary J. Alter, Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgery/American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium. Santa Fe, New Mexico August 27, 2011

“Labia minora reduction”. Instructional course. Gary J. Alter, Given at the American Society of Plastic Surgery/American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium. Santa Fe, New Mexico August 27, 2011

“Surgical management of the buried penis in children and adults”, Gary J. Alter, Presented at the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, General Membership Annual Scientific Session in association with the American Urological Association, San Francisco, CA May 30, 2010

“Aesthetic Genital Surgery in Adolescents”, Gary J. Alter, Presented at web symposium “Surgical Problems in Pediatric Gynecology”, Case Western University, September 10, 2009

“Debate: Timing and Approaches to Vulvoplasty and Vaginoplasty: Gary J. Alter, Presented at web symposium “Surgical Problems in Pediatric Gynecology”, Case Western University, September 10, 2009

“Penile Enhancement Surgery: Historical and Current Aspects”, Gary J. Alter, Presented at the Sexual Medicine Society of North America Annual Meeting at the American Urological Association meeting, April 26, 2009, Chicago Illinois

“Genital Plastic Surgery”, presented in the Special Seminar, “ Cosmetic Rehabilitation of the Post-Bariatric Patient”, Gary J. Alter, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, May 2, 2008, San Diego, California

“Female Genital Aesthetic Surgery” presented in “Panel: Genital Rejuvenation and Reconstruction: Fringe Procedure or New Frontier, Gary J. Alter, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 31, 2007, Baltimore, Maryland

“Hidden penis surgery”,” Labia Minora Reduction”, “Male to Female reassignment surgery” , Gary J. Alter, Presented at First International Course about Aesthetic Genital surgery Male and Female, February 15,16,17. 2007. Sponsored by Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
Live Surgery “Labia minora reduction”, Gary J Alter, Performed at First International Course about Aesthetic Genital surgery Male and Female, February 17, 2007. Sponsored by Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain

“Female Genital Aesthetic Surgery”, “Complications of Penile Enlargement Surgery”, “Male to Female Sexual Reassignment”. Presented at Vll International Symposium on Plastic Surgery, March 24-26, 2006, Sao Paolo, Brazil, Sponsored by Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

“Male Genital Plastic Surgery”, Gary J. Alter, M.D. Presented at Kaiser Permanente 2005 Urology Symposium, Santa Barbara, CA October 23, 2005

“Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia”, Gary J. Alter, Visiting Professor, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, September 21, 2005

Debater of the “Point-Counterpoint: Surgery Aimed to Modify Penile Dimensions YES OR NO” during the 11th World Congress of the International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 21, 2004

Participant on committee for international standards for “Priapism, Peyronie’s Disease, and Penile Reconstructive Surgery” at 2nd International Consultation on Erectile and Sexual Dysfunctions; Co-sponsored by International Consultation on Urological Diseases, World Health Organization, International Society of Urology, and International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research. Paris, France, June 28-July 1, 2003.

“Plastic Surgery of the Male Genitalia”, Gary J. Alter: Presented at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 21st Annual Urology Day, Los Angeles, CA, October 21, 1999

“Penile enhancement surgery”, Gary J. Alter; Presented at the Lipoplasty Society 15th Annual Scientific Program, San Francisco, CA, September 20, 1997

“Reconstruction of deformities resulting from penile enlargement surgery”, Gary J. Alter; Presented at the American Urological Association 92nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 16, 1997

“Penile enhancement surgery” Update 1997”, Gary J. Alter; Presented at the Society for the Study of Impotence Fourth Annual Meeting at the American Urological Association 92nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 12, 1997

“Plastic surgery of the genitalia and penile augmentation”, Gary J. Alter; Presented at the Annual Mayo Clinic Update on Plastic Surgery, Phoenix, Arizona, February 25, 1995

“Plastic surgery of the male genitalia”, Gary J. Alter; Presented at Los Angeles Association of Plastic Surgeons, February 21. 1995

“Mesh skin graft urethroplasty for hypospadias cripples”, Richard M. Ehrlich, Gary J. Alter; Presented at 70th Annual Meeting of Western Section American Urological Association, Seattle, WA, August 21, 1994

“Grafts in penile reconstruction” and “Total phallic reconstruction”, Gary J. Alter; Panelist at INNOVATIONS IN UROLOGY, American Urology Association Postgraduate Course, Seattle, WA, August 20, 1994

“The use of dermal-fat grafts in penile augmentation surgery”, Gary J. Alter; Presented at the Society For The Study Of Impotence First Annual Meeting at the American Urological Association 89th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 14, 1994.

“Surgery of the male genitalia”, Gary J. Alter; Presented at combined meeting of the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society and the San Diego Urological Association, San Diego, CA, May 5, 1994

“Penile implantation in total phalloplasty”, Gerald Jordan, Gary J. Alter, D. Gilbert, C. Horton; Presented at the Annual Meeting of American Urological Association, May, 1993

“The Modified Singapore Flap in Vaginal Reconstruction”, John E. Woods and Gary J. Alter:
Presented at Seventieth Annual Meeting of American Association of Plastic Surgeons, San Antonio, Texas, April 17, 1991

“Experience with vaginal reconstruction utilizing the modified Singapore flap”, John E, Woods, Gary J. Alter, N. Bradly Meland, Karl Podratz;
Presented by Gary J. Alter at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons annual
meeting, San Antonio, Texas, April, 1991
Presented at Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, St. Louis, Missouri, May 1991
Presented at Plastic Surgery Senior Resident’s Conference, Montreal, Quebec, May, 1992

SIXTH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CORPUS CAVERNOSUM REVASCULARIZATION AND THIRD BIENNIAL WORLD MEETING ON IMPOTENCE.
Boston, Massachusetts, October 1988.
Paper presentations:
“Comparison of penile systolic pressures and duplex sonography assessment of arteriogenic
impotence”, Gary J Alter, Harold B. Rose

“Results of American Medical Systems model 700 inflatable penile prosthesis”, Gary J. Alter.

“Penile systolic pressures, pulse volumes combined with quantified ergometry in non-invasive
assessment of vasculogenic impotence”, Gary J. Alter, Harold B. Rose

“An algorithmic approach to comprehensive assessment of the sexually dysfunctional male”, Harold
B. Rose, Gary J. Alter

SEXUAL SCIENCE: BRIDGING THE DISCIPLINES WITH THE MASTER CLINICIANS.
UCLA Extension and School of Medicine, February 1987, Los Angeles, California Conference Co-Director.

Presentations of:
1) Penile Prosthesis; Review and Update
2) Peyronie’s Disease and Reconstructive Surgery
3) Evaluating Impotence by History and Physical

“Results of American Medical Systems model 700 inflatable penile prosthesis”, Gary J. Alter; Presented at Western Section of American Urological Association, 1988, San Francisco, CA

“An algorithmic approach to comprehensive assessment of the sexually dysfunctional male”, Harold B. Rose, Gary J. Alter, et al.; San Diego Symposium on Non-Invasive Diagnostic Techniques in Vascular Disease, 1988

“Penile systolic pressures, pulse volumes combined with quantified ergometry in non-invasive assessment of vasculogenic impotence”, Gary J. Alter, Harold B. Rose, et al.; Presented at Second International Symposium, London, England 1986, American Urological Association 1987, Western Section of American Urological Association 1987.

“Results of American Medical Systems model 700 inflatable penile prosthesis”, Gary J. Alter; Presented at Western Section of American Urological Association, 1987, Kona, Hawaii

VISITING PROFESSOR

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

AWARD

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


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:

BEVERLY HILLS

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

NEW YORK CITY

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