About Gary J. Alter, MD
Gary J. Alter, MD practices in Beverly Hills at Gary J. Alter, MD, with a main office as well in New York City as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Urology and American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Alter was invited to join RealSelf in 2013, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 20 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Alter has hospital affiliations at UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai, and Olympia Hospital in LA. Dr Alter invented and published the Wedge Technique for Labiaplasty, and is invited to lecture all over the world regarding genital surgery. He has written the only published article in a major medical journal for reconstruction of botched labias.
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Posted by Seychelle
Dr. Alter's accessibility and promptness impressed me prior to our initial consultation. His practice manager, Zena, was also highly efficient, accommodating my needs since I live out of town. At our consultation, Dr. Alter's superior experience in the field of female genital surgery made me feel secure and clear about our surgical plans. Dr. Mettel, was just as remarkable, his extensive experience in vaginal surgery made this process easygoing and smooth. Besides, I admire Dr. Alter's professionalism; he is always available and flexible. Ultimately, there must not be another surgical intervention that is more intimate and personal for a female than vaginal surgery. As evidenced by so many women's tragic and painful experiences, a poor surgical outcome may not only result in physical disfigurement, but also in deep psychological/emotional trauma. As a result, the choice of a highly qualified and well rounded surgeon such as Dr. Alter is key to a successful surgical outcome. Dear Dr. Alter and Dr. Mettel, Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
Tightening, Rectocele Repair, Perineum Repair, Labiaplasty, Clitoral Hood Reduction - Beverly Hills, CA
Posted by evaderci
Both doctors are extremely knowledgeable, experienced, caring and with great senses of humor. You need a sense of humor for how many times you're going have two men you really don't know looking at or handling your lady bits! I never waited more than 5 minutes for an appointment before or after. Zena in Dr. Alter's office is a rock star.
Posted by Wynsta
Dr Alter is excellent. He immediately put me at ease as did his anaesthetist (they have been working together for many years). He is dual trained in urology and plastic surgery which I feel is necessary for this procedure. He was always available by email and saw me on the weekend post-operatively because of timing issues. I would highly recommend him for this procedure.
Posted by californiagirl70
Found out through my gyno.... and personal research about which doctor has the most experience. Although Dr. Alter was the most expensive, I chose him because I wanted the best. He generally invented most of the common procedures used today and even does transgender reassignment---if he can make a beautiful vagina out of a penis--surely my issue would be easy. He performs this surgery regularly and has amazing results. I didn't choose him because of his name, but because of his level of skill and expertise in this particular area. I also didn't want to have no inner labia left, just a more sized down version and many doctors simply remove most of it, this look was not for me. Dr. alter likes to maintain a more natural look, but will tailor things to your requests. I had the Alter-v technique (wedge). He also puts ZERO pressure on you to get the surgery, he simply answered my questions and made suggestions for what he could do to address my concerns.
Treatments offered at Gary J. Alter, MD, with a main office as well in New York City
Education / Training
Medical: MD, UCLA
Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1992
Fellowship: Genital Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, Virginia