Physicians have neglected aesthetic surgery of the female external genitalia. However, awareness of female genital aesthetics has increased owing to increased media attention, both from magazines and video. Women may feel self-conscious about the appearance of their labia majora (outer lips) or, more commonly, labia minora (inner lips). The aging female may dislike the descent of her pubic hair and labia. A large pubic fat deposit may be unsightly. Because very few physicians are concerned with the appearance of the female external genitalia, many women seeking help are frustrated.
Congenital abnormalities of the penis and scrotum are not uncommon and require reconstructive surgery. Because these deformities can be very challenging, a team approach is often used. I frequently operate on these patients with Dr. Richard Ehrlich, a world-renowned pediatric urologist. I believe that the combined input and expertise of a pediatric urologist and a plastic surgeon/urologist (myself) provides the best possible care.
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Our goal is to make your transition as comfortable and easy as possible. Dr. Alter and his team, including the office and hospital staff, are committed to serving you during this exciting but anxious stage of your life.
Your choice of surgeons and program is determined by many factors including the credentials of the surgeon, the friendliness of the office and hospital staff, the location, and the price. We believe that our total package is the premier choice.
Your first priority is usually the skill and credentials of the surgeon.
Gary Alter, M.D. is one of the rare doctors (only a handful in the United States), who is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Urology. He specializes in genital reconstruction and facial and body surgery for transgender patients. He has extensive experience in genital surgery including genital reassignment.
Penile enhancement procedures have been performed for some years, but only by a few physicians owing to professional prejudice and lack of public knowledge about such operations. Recently, new developments in penile enlargement surgery have generated interest.
Associated with advances in penile length and girth surgery are other procedures to improve the appearance of the penis and scrotum, such as suprapubic lipectomy and liposuction, and elimination of penoscrotal junction webbing.
Mainstream medical literature rarely describes results from penile lengthening and girth enlargement. Moreover, misinformation has been disseminated that makes it difficult for patients and physicians to obtain accurate data or to evaluate outcome. Standardized techniques or measurements are not available, and results are frequently exaggerated. These procedures are evolving, and significant questions remain concerning their methodology and effectiveness.