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Please visit the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon's NEW WEBSITE - more Before & after Female Genital Surgery Information & Photos: Labiaplasty, Labiaplasty Revision, Labia Minora Reduction, Clitoropexy, Clitoral Hood Reduction, Clitoral Reduction, Vaginal Rejuvenation & more:

Beverly Hills, California - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Gary J. Alter, MD is the world recognized leader in Labiaplasty (also called Labioplasty, Labia Minora Reduction, Labia Reduction, or Labia Minora (Inner Lips) Reduction.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Gary Alter, MD is in the private practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery in Beverly Hills, California, subspecializing in genital reconstruction and specializing in labiaplasty. The labiaplsty plastic surgeon also has a practice in Manhattan, New York.

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Labiaplasty plastic surgery is a surgical procedure that reduces and/or reshapes the labia minora (labia minora reduction) - the skin surrounding the vaginal opening. In most women, the labia minora are seen only when the legs are separated. However in some women, large labia minora are visible when the legs are not apart, or are barely separated, causing embarrassment, self-consciousness, and distancing in relationships. Enlarged labia may also be noticeable in tight fitting pants, and can cause discomfort during intercourse, with clothes, or with exercise. Enlarged labia are usually congenital but may be increased from hormonal changes or childbirth. Labiaplasty is a procedure to correct this problem.

The Beverly Hill's Plastic Surgeon's comprehensive website is  We encourage you to visit this website if you are seeking  additional labiaplsty / labioplasty information including extensive before & after labiaplasty (labia minora reduction / labioplasty) photos.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Gary J. Alter, MD has performed hundreds of labiaplasty (labia reduction) plastic surgery procedures in his Beverly Hills, California and Manhattan, New York surgical facilities and reports that the results are immediate and long lasting with almost 100% patient satisfaction. The Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon published the technique in a major plastic surgical journal and included a chapter on it in the textbook he co-edited entitled Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia, (Editors Gary J. Alter and Richard M. Ehrlich, W.B. Saunders and Co, Philadelphia. 1999).

The Beverly Hill's labiaplasty plastic surgeon's patients come from all around the world for labiaplasty (labia minora reduction), including Asia, Europe, South America, Canada, as well as from throughout the United States. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Gary ALter, MD has developed a world reputation as the “Labiaplasty Magician”. “Unfortunately, most physicians still perform the old amputation technique labiaplasty (labioplasty) which leaves a long unnatural labial edge instead of using this new improved technique.” states Dr. Alter.

The Beverly Hills labiaplasty plastic surgeon also performs other female genital surgery including labia majora remodeling, vaginal rejuvenation or vaginaplasty, pubic liposuction and pubic lift, reconstruction of the vagina and external genitalia deformities, labiaplasty revision surgery (due to other plastic surgeon's botched procedures), and clitoral reduction.

Labiaplasty / labioplsty is a plastic surgery procedure performed on women who dislike the size of their labia minora, which may cause embarrassment with a sexual partner or discomfort in tight pants, with sports, or during sexual intercourse. Some women are born with enlarged labia and therefore opt to have labiaplasty; whereas others develop the enlargement with age or from child-birth. Occasionally, a woman is self-conscious of her labia since childhood. A labia reduction (labiaplasty / labioplasty) procedure can be performed to reduce the labia minora.

Traditionally, gynecologists and plastic surgeons perform labia minora reduction (labia minora reduction or labiaplasty) by excising the protuberant labia minora and over sewing the raw edge. This old fashioned labia reduction (labiaplasty) technique is not ideal since the natural contour and color of labia minora edge are eliminated. Instead, an irregular scar line of more lightly colored inner labial tissue replaces the normal pigment of the labial border.

Recently, the labiaplasty plastic surgeon developed a new technique of labia minora reduction (labiaplasty) called the "Alter labia contouring" procedure "the new labiaplasty", which preserves the normal contour, color, and anatomy of the labia minora edge. The protuberant labium is excised in a "V" manner and the upper and lower edges are sutured together. Therefore, the only suture line visible on the edge is a small transverse line instead of a longitudinal vertical suture line. This results in normal labia minora in which surgery is essentially undetectable. Excess skin on the sides of the clitoral hood can also be removed without visible scars. Several modifications of labiaplasty have also been made that have not yet been published.


If you have any questions about labiaplasty (labioplasty, labia minora reduction), or would like to schedule a labiaplasty consultation please feel free to contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Gary Alter, MD at his Manhattan, New York or Beverly Hills, California Plastic Surgery office.