About Dr. John G. Hunter | Labiaplasty NYC Surgeon / Doctor

John Gerard Hunter, MD, MMM, CPE, FACSjohn_hunter_md_facs

Dr. John G. Hunter of the Labiaplasty Center NYC is one of the few plastic surgeons in NYC fully experienced in performing cosmetic surgery on the female genitals. He has been rated as one of the top labiaplasty doctors in NYC by New York Magazine and has been included in the Castle Connolly “Best Doctor” guides since 1998. Most recently he was selected for the 2016 (19th Edition) list (he has been included in every edition beginning with the 5th edition in 1998).

Dr. John G. Hunter is one of the most experienced surgeons in NYC who routinely performs labiaplasty (labia minora reduction), labia majora reduction surgery, clitoral hood reduction surgery, and mons pubis reduction surgery (pubic liposuction) female genital surgery.

His credentials include:

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • New York Surgical Society
  • New York Academy of Medicine
  • American College of Physician Executives
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons


  • Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery, New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Professor of Clinical Surgery (Plastic Surgery), Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Associate Editor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Associate Editor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- Global Open,  Journal
  • Clinical Editor, Aesthetic Surgery Journal
  • Editorial Board, Physician Leadership Journal
  • President, New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Chairman, Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, New York Academy of Medicine
  • Editorial Board, The American Association for Physician Leadership®

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident & Chief University Hospital -Resident, Kings County Hospital Center, Plastic Surgery SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York 11203
  • Intern & Resident & Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York 10029


  • Certifying Commission in Medical Management, Tampa, Florida 33609
  • Certified Physician Executive
  • Carnegie Mellon University, H. John Heinz III College of Public Policy and Management, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
  • Master of Medical Management, August
  • Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification,
  • American College of Physician Executives – Graduate Management Program, Tampa, Florida 33609
  • Award of Academic Achievement in Medical Management
  • The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn College of Medicine, Brooklyn, New York 11203, Doctor of Medicine – Magna Cum Laude
  • Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York, New York 10032
  • Fordham University (Fordham College), Bronx, New York 10458, Bachelor of Science – In Cursu Honorum

Licensure & Examination

  • State of New York

Board Status

  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Academic Honors

  • Special Recognition Award in Medical Management, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • American College of Surgeons Health Policy Scholarship (First Alternate)
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America
  • Castle Connolly Best Doctors New York
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors in N.Y.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Mosby Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence

Hospital Staff Memberships

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Campus, New York, New York
  • New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, New York
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York


  • Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 36, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 71–79,
  • The Art of Aesthetic Surgery: Principles and Techniques, Third Edition: Breast and Body Surgery – Volume 3; distinguished section editor John Hunter.
  • Hunter JG. Commentary – Labia Minora Reduction Techniques: A Comprehensive Literature Review. Aesthetic Surgeon J. 2015. In press.
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hunter JG. Discussion: Burnout phenomenon in U.S. plastic surgeons: risk factors and impact on quality of life.; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015; volume 135: pages 627-628
  • Hunter JG. Commentary on prophylactic antibiotic use in plastic surgery outpatient cases. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2014. Vol 34, pgs. 1259-1261.
  • Hunter JG, Schwartz ME, Kim U. Postoperative intussusception after vaginal vault suspension. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1986; 154: 633.
  • Hunter JG, Chung Loy H, Markovitz LJ, Kim U. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum following prolonged inhalation of alkaloidal cocaine and emesis. Mt Sinai J Med 1986; 53: 491.
  • Markovitz LJ, Reyes I, Hunter JG, Katz LB. Multiple spontaneous perforations of the small intestine. Mt. Sinai J Med 1987; 54: 440.
  • Fleshner PR, Hunter JG, Rudick J. Tetanus after gastrointestinal surgery. Am J Gastroenterol 1988; 83: 298.
  • Bortolussi ME, Hunter JG. Fire hazard of the ophthalmic cautery. Plast Reconstr Surg 1989; 83: 753.
  • Song IC, Hunter JG. Galactorrhea after reduction mammaplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg 1989; 84: 857.
  • Golembe EV, Hunter JG. Use of a modified abdominal binder to prevent superior displacement of submusculofascial breast implants and expanders. Plast Reconstr Surg 1990; 86: 382.
  • Bortolussi ME, Hunter JG, Handal AG. Forearm compartment syndrome after diazepam administration. Anesthesiology 1991; 75: 159.
  • Song IC, Hunter JG. Aesthetic Oriental rhinoplasty: patient evaluation and operative techniques. Plastic Surgical Forum 1991; 14, 454.
  • Song IC, Hunter JG, Chung SC. Problems in the management of blepharoplasty in Orientals. Problems in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1991; 1: 542.
  • Chung SC, Song IC, Hunter JG. Surgical treatment of over-corrected Oriental cosmetic blepharoplasty. In UT Hinderer (Ed), Transactions of the Tenth Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol 2. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers BV, 1992, 503.
  • Song IC, Chung SC, Hunter JG. Aesthetic Oriental rhinoplasty. In UT Hinderer (Ed), Transactions of the Tenth Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol 2. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers, 1992, 453.
  • Hunter JG. Pediatric maxillofacial trauma. Pediatr Clin North Am 1992; 39: 1127.
  • Song IC, Hunter JG. Primary cutaneous cryptococcosis as the presenting manifestation of AIDS. Plast Reconstr Surg 1992; 90: 1065.
  • Shatkin B, Hunter JG, Song IC. Familial subungal keratoacanthoma in association with ectodermal dysplasia. Plast Reconstr Surg 1993; 92: 528.
  • Hunter JG, Padilla M, Cooper-Vastola S. Late Clostridium perfringens breast implant infection after dental treatment. Ann Plast Surg 1996; 36: 309.
  • Hunter JG. Laser smoke evacuator: Effective removal of mutagenic cautery smoke. Aesth Plast Surg 1996; 20: 177.
  • Hunter JG. Abdominal wall defect closure using autologous tissue. Curr Surg 1997; 54: 426.
  • Hunter JG. Nasal Deformities: Review of Etiologies, Distribution and their Classification. In. Greenberg AM, Prien J (Eds). Craniomaxillofacial Reconstructive and Corrective Bone Surgery. Chapter 6. New Yorl: Springer-Verlag 2002.
  • Ceydeli A, Hunter JG. Peeling orange: rapid deepitheliazation in reduction mammaplasty. Aesthetic Surg J 2004; 24: 580.
  • Hunter JG, Ceydeli A. Correlation between complication rate and tissue resection volume in inferior pedicle reduction mammaplasty: A retrospective study. Aesthetic Surg J 2006; 26: 153.
  • Hunter JG. Extend the Universal Protocol, not just the time out. J Am Coll Surg 2007; 205: e4.
  • Hunter JG. Appropriate antibiotic use in plastic surgery: The time has come. Plast Reconstr Surg 2007; 120: 1732.
  • Hunter JG. Considerations in female external genital aesthetic surgery techniques. Aesthetic Surg J 2008; 28: 106.
  • Hunter JG. Reducing U.S. health care spending: is it realistic, or even desirable? Plast Reconstr Surg 2009; 123: 403.
  • Hunter JG, Cross K.J. Cosmetic Surgery of the External Female Genitalia. In: Grant RT, Chen CM (Eds). Cosmetic Surgery. Chapter 19. New York: McGraw-Hill 2010
  • Hunter JG. Commentary on aesthetic labiaplasty: a review of the anatomy, etiology, and new surgical approaches. Aesthetic Surg J 2011; 31: 519.
  • Hunter JG. Discussion: resident involvement affects plastic surgery outcomes: an analysis of 10,356 patients from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013; 131: 774.
  • Hunter JG. Commentary on postoperative clitoral hood deformity after labiaplasty. Aesthetic Surg J 2013; 33: 1037.
  • Hunter JG. Discussion: a nationwide curriculum analysis of integrated plastic surgery training- is training standardized? Plast Reconstr Surg 2013; 132: 1063e.
  • Hunter JG. Commentary on a population-level analysis of bilateral breast reduction: does age impact early complications? Aesthetic Surg J 2014; 34: 417.
  • Hunter JG. Commentary on prophylactic antibiotic use in plastic surgery outpatient cases. Aesthetic Surg J 2014 (in press).

If you have any questions in regards to labiaplasty, (or other female genital surgeries we offer) and would like a complimentary consultation with the board certified NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. John Hunter, MD, FACS,  please feel free to contact our NYC office for a complimentary consultation or request a consultation online using the eForm on the right.

If you are an out of town patient interested in a complimentary consultation please refer to this link for more information: Out of Town Labiaplasty Surgery Patient Information.

Cosmetic genital surgery is a private matter. All information is kept confidential.

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461 Park Ave S, #7L
New York, NY 10016
(212) 481-3555

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    461 Park Ave S, #7L
    New York, NY 10016
    (212) 481-3555