Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Gary Alter is one of only a handful physicians in the United States who is Board Certified in both urology and plastic surgery. He is in the private practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery in Beverly Hills, California, subspecializing in genital reconstruction. Dr. Gary Alter also has a private plastic surgery practice in Manhattan, New York.
Gary Alter, MD, is an acknowledged leader in genital reconstruction by combining the strengths of both specialties. The Beverly Hills / NYC Plastic Surgeon has extensive knowledge of genital anatomy as well as expertise in minimizing scars, transferring tissue, and improving cosmetic appearance.
Board Certified Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Gary Alter, MD is the recognized leader in female genital surgery, labiaplasty or labia minora surgery (labioplasty), penis / scrotal surgery, penis enhancement, and transsexual surgery. For more information pertaining to the surgery you are interested in please click on the links on the right.
No one operation or approach is for everyone. One of the Plastic Surgeon's strengths is his ability to make clinical judgments determined by the specific needs and desires of each patient. His plastic surgical background enables him to assess the 'whole' patient and individualize operations.
The Beverly Hills / NYC Plastic Surgeon attended the University of California at Berkeley for three years prior to entering medical school at UCLA. After graduating medical school in 1973, he completed two years of general surgery residency at UCLA. He finished his urology training in 1979 at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After practicing urology for ten years, Dr. Alter entered a plastic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed this residency in June of 1992 and took a fellowship in genital plastic reconstructive surgery at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia. He opened his plastic surgery practice in 1993.
Doctor Alter is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCLA. He performs all types of genital aesthetic and reconstructive surgery on children and adults. He is co-editor of the major medical textbook Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia that was recently published by W.B. Saunders Co., the first book of its kind in over 25 years. He has also published numerous articles in major medical journals.
The Beverly Hills, CA / New York, NY Plastic Surgeon is an active member the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and The American Urological Association. He is also a member of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons.