The Alter labia minora technique is still not widely used. Gynecologists and most plastic surgeons perform the operation very differently. They essentially amputate the labia minora (inner vaginal lips) and leave a long suture line instead of the normal labial edge. It is the same technique whether a scalpel or a laser is used. In contrast, I remove triangles of tissue and bring the normal edges together. Thus, my technique preserves the normal labial edges, normal color, and normal anatomy. The amputation results can be satisfactory but may result in secondary deformities such as asymmetry and irregular and scalloped edges. I specialize in reconstructing these deformities so that the woman will have a more satisfactory result. I use a variety of techniques depending on the situation.
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