Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
416 North Bedford Drive, Suite 400
Beverly Hills, California 90210 US
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1 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

Horrible Experience with Dr. Alter - Beverly Hills, CA

If you are thinking of using Dr Alter for your surgery… I have one word for you… RUN! For years, I had been interested in having a labiaplasty. After giving birth, I was considering doing a perinealplasty as well to tighten things up. I did some research and it sounded like Dr. Alter was fairly qualified, so I went to have a consult with him. The consult cost $500 and he only spoke to me for...

5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

Corrective Surgery After Botched Labiaplasty - Beverly Hills, CA

My experience with Dr.Alter was absolutely perfect, from the first email to my return back home. When I arrived in his office, I was alone, away from home, I already had made a mistake in the past with the first labiaplasty (by going to me gyn), I was afraid of making an other mistake, i had never been put asleep before, so I think I cried every time I was in his desk... but he was very...

5 out of 5 stars Clitoral Hood Reduction

Clitoral Hood Repair and Reconstruction, Inner Labia Reconstruction, Outer Labia Reduction - Los Angeles, CA

I am so happy I found Dr Alter... He and his team made what was initially a very anxious step for me into a very smooth process and I am more than delighted with the outcome. His demeanour was relaxed and compassionate though he was extremely professional. The results have totally exceeded my expectations. I would recommend him highly for this type of procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

36 Years Old Labia Revision, Umbilical and Scar Revision - Beverly Hills, CA

Words cannot express my gratitude to Dr Alter for the miracles he performed!! Seven months ago I had a botched mommy makeover from a non board certified "plastic surgeon". My labia came apart on one side so I had two flaps and the other side had a big gaping hole in the middle. I thought my life was ruined and it would never look normal. I knew in my research that I had to find the best Dr...

25 Years Old. United Kingdom, GB

I need a clitoris reduction as well as a clitoropexy (clitoris shaft repositioned and reduced ) I have searched high and low and the only man I trust to do it is mr Gary alter he invented the procedure , how ever I Am in the uk and he is way out of my price range . Could any surgeon recommend surgeon here in the uk who is qualified to do the clitoropexy . It is such a sensitive area , there is...

5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

30 Yo, Sick of Wearing Loose Pants - NYC

For so long I hated my labia & unsightly, fatty, bulging mons. Honestly, I never knew I had a problem until about 10-12 yrs ago during a routine GYN exam the GYN said to me, "wow you have a very prominent pubic area, you must be very embarrassed". Well I was every second of every day after that... I was so embarrassed. I always have to wear loose, baggy pants & long shirts. Would never be...

Labiaplasty, and Pubic Mons Liposuction - Beverly Hills, CA

I am so happy about my new labia minora. I finally had this surgery with Dr. Alter after 7 years and after seeing Dr. Alter on a plastic surgery program. I had the surgery performed on a Thursday and went back the following day for my post-op. The recovery was ok. Make sure to ice as much as you can as this will help with the swelling. I now realize I should have had my labia majora...

5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty Done Right!! New York, NY

I had labiaplasty to correct a botched labiaplasty this past June. I just wanted to tell everyone to make an educated decision before you go to just anyone. Unfortunately I made the wrong choice the first time and I paid for it, physically, mentally and financially. I went to a gynecologist the first time and she took too much skin off one side and didn't do anything to he other side. And I...

5 out of 5 stars Clitoral Hood Reduction

Life Altering - Los Angeles, CA

I had been professional bodybuilder who used steroids for muscle growth. That wasn't all that grew! I had an enlarged clitoris. I saw Dr. Alter in consultation in the early 1990's. At that time, he honestly told me he had not perfected a procedure for my problem, but to check back in the near future. 13 years later, I traveled across the country to have Dr. Alter preform a clitoral...

5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

Corrective Surgery After Labiaplasty - Beverly Hills, CA

I would think carefully about labiaplasty, but if you are like me and had it done with an inexperienced or unskilled doctor - Dr Alter is amazing! I had labiaplasty in my gyn's office. The experience with gyn was horrific in every way-my gyn removed all of the labia on one side~i was left with gaping and a mass of skin around the clitoris. I looked like i had a small penis. I don't...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Urology and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

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.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of California at Berkeley
    Medical: MD, UCLA
  • Post-Medical School Training

    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

Treatments offered at Gary J. Alter, MD, with a main office as well in New York City

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If I just have Labiaplasty without clitoral hood reduction, will I look like the second photo afterwards? (photos)

I believe I answered your question earlier. You will look close to that after photo if you have a central wedge labiaplasty and a clioropexy with hood... READ MORE

Need labiasty revision. How bad was the job performed? What should I do? (photos)

It appears that most of your labia minora were removed, and you have significant clitoral hood remaining.  You had a trimming labiaplasty. The re... READ MORE

I'm a boy. How can I change into a girl?

To have SRS, you need to fulfill the requirements of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, which includes living as a female for... READ MORE

Hate the way my skin on my labia hangs and is dark, only on one side. What could I do? Is this normal and common? (Photo)

I reviewed your photo. Your right labium is enlarged and dark compared to your left. One of the two most common techniques is the central wedge... READ MORE

Tissue separated after Labiaplasty stitches removal and labia cut up in many pieces. What can I do? (photos)

I reviewed your photos. You had a trimming labiaplasty, and the sutures cause scalloping and bumps. However, no attempt to revise your labia should be... READ MORE

I want my inner vaginal lips made smaller & to have my clitoris extended into a functional penis. What are the costs? (photo)

It is not possible to make your clitoris 5 inches in length even if you are on male hormones for a long time. If you wish a penis, you need to undergo... READ MORE

What are options to enhance my deflated and wrinkly labia majora? (photo)

I reviewed your photos. You have some excess labia majora skin with some deflation. If you have fat injections to plump up your majora, then your... READ MORE

Bad Vaginoplasty/Labiaplasty, In a Lot of Pain, Can This be Corrected?

You appear to have had a trimming labiaplasty and a perinoplasty. Your pain should significantly improve for the next 3-4 months. As for the... READ MORE

Labiaplasty Recovery - How Long Does It Take?

The recovery depends on the type of labiaplasty performed and often the skill of the surgeon. I invented and published the wedge technique, and my... READ MORE

Labiaplasty Wedge Technique Is Healing Bizarrely? (photo)

As the inventor of the wedge technique in the mid-1990s, I can say that it is too early to determine the result at two weeks. You do have a minor... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Alter

Gary J. Alter, MD has shared 13 before and after pictures with 87 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Reconstructing Failed Labiaplasty Procedures

Dr. Gary Alter explains why he sees failed labiaplasty procedures and what can be done, live from PSTM 2016. WATCH VIDEO

What Kind of Pain Should I Expect After a Labiaplasty?

Dr. Gary Alter explains why a certain technique of labiaplasty will lead to less pain during recovery, as well as why a trained plastic surgeon should operate as opposed to a gynecologist. WATCH VIDEO

What Causes a Hidden Penis?

Dr. Gary Alter explains what the term "hidden penis" means, the issues that can arise from a chronically hidden penis, and what can be done to correct the issue. WATCH VIDEO

Reasons to Reduce the Size of the Clitoral Hood

Dr. Gary Alter explains his technique for reducing the size of the clitoral hood to make for a more attractive vagina and one that perhaps is no longer a physical obstacle for some women. WATCH VIDEO

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