New York Plastic Surgeon
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New York, New York 10021 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

reconstruction after breast cancer

All staff and physician I met were wonderful, professional and dedicated people. Had surgery and was thankful i was able to return home after a couple of hours. Hospital room was in a quiet and relaxing area with caring nurses. There was never a wait in her office during my visits and surgery consults.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap

Dr. Kari Colen : Amazing

Dr. Kari Colen is a powerful doctor. She has so much charisma and energy. She finds out what you want and helps you immediately. She's so passionate about her work as a surgeon. I was nervous about doing the big DIEP flap breast procedure and Dr. Colen and her staff in her Hackensack office walked me through every step making me feel better, making me smile. On surgery day she was right there...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction Revision

A fine surgeon

Kari Colen MD is an excellent surgeon. She is professional, calm, knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. I had some old implants resulting from two mastectomies years ago that needed to be replaced and she made me look better than even before. I highly recommend her and the staff at the office. Maria in the office is an outstanding artist at creating new, very realistic nipples. I...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Amazingly talented surgeon and professional staff

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and told that I would require a mastectomy I could not even process the information. Fortunately, I found Dr. Colen on the internet. Dr. Colen and her staff were supportive, patient, highly knowledgeable, sensitive, supportive and compassionate. I was guided through the process step by step and all of my concerns were addressed. Dr. Colen's skill set is...

1 out of 5 stars Scar Removal

Scar Revision of Improperly Healed Scar That Caused Pain - Hackensack, NJ

Simple procedure, remove tiny scar buildup surrounding a dissolvable stitch left under the skin. I told her I have EDS, connective tissue disorder (.01% of population), it was no problem for her. BUT, she kept injecting me w/lidocaine (no patience) until I broke out in a sweat & asked her to wait. She cauterized, I don't know why. She had circled the tiny spot I showed her, but removed the...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction After Cancer - Hackensack, NJ

Thank u Dr. KARI colen for your time and care. You made my soul smile and give me hope to be a normal human being. Good warch over you for being so caring toward others.I see my life from other perspective, positive and beautiful. Thank to u and your medical staff. I still can't believe how well my surgery when, breast reconstruction DIEP Flat. Is being two weeks after the procedure and my...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Breast Reduction/Breast Lift/Impants - New York, NY

I had all 3 procedures at one time. My breast were large, saggy and had no volume. I look like i freast feed 10 children... I couldnt have gotten a reduction and a lift, but Dr. Kari suggested an implant so i had some volume... Recovery was a tough, but well worth it. I love not having to wear a bra... I love wearing strapless dresses...

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Just Had Ultherapy - New York, NY

I just had the procedure done yesterday, lower face only. The pain is definitely manageable. I was given percocet(sp) and something to minimize inflammation. With the pain killer I only had brief (1-2 seconds) of an ouch pain. Sort of like a quick very hot sensation. You have to have a pain med! It took about 40 minutes for the actual procedure. I was able to take the train home right after...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. If you mention Real then consultation is free, otherwise $100.00

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Colen has hospital affiliations at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Hackensack University Medical Center, Maimonides Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Wesleyan University, 1997
    Medical: MD, New York University School of Medicine, 2002
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, NYU School of Medicine, 2003
    General Surgery, NYU School of Medicine, 2005
    Plastic Surgery, The Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine, 2008

Treatments offered at Colen M.D. Plastic Surgery

Blog Posts and Articles

Breast Reduction

Every year hundreds of thousands of women in the United States alone undergo Breast Augmentation to increase the size of their breasts, this is common knowledge, but what of the women who are born with naturally, un-proportionately large breasts? Many people do not realize the physical and emotional strain this can cause. For women with exceptionally large breasts, chronic neck, back and shoulder pain often persists. Simple things like exercise, shopping and even sleeping can become...

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Can Facial Asymmetry Be Corrected?

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Mommy Makeover Before and After Photos

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Pain After Vaginoplasty

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Breast Implants for Petite Women

It is not uncommon for small framed women to request breast augmentation surgery. The choice of implant, size and location of the implant is a... READ MORE

Can a Vaginal Rejuvenation Be Included in a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover usually means that you are getting a tummy tick and breast rejuvenation at the same time. If you are getting implants, the vaginal... READ MORE

Fraxel Repair Aftercare

For the first 72 hours after Fraxel repair, you should follow a strict protocol of vinegar soaks and aquaphor ointment. You should also be take... READ MORE

Anchor Breast Lift Scar?

Some breast scars heal so well that after a year you do not really see them. Unfortunately others can heal slightly darker and raised. Sometimes you... READ MORE

What Can I Do to Prevent Columella Scarring After Rhinoplasty?

Columella scars usually heal very well with little post-operative care. The surgeon has to be careful with the dissection and closure. You should not... READ MORE

Fraxel Laser Treatment Results

There is no easy way or one way to answer this question. With the Fraxel re:store (which is the less invasive laser treatment) you can treat acne... READ MORE

Silicone Cheek Injections

As the other plastic surgeons have said, free liquid silicone injections into any area are extremely difficult and often impossible to correct. If... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Colen

Kari L. Colen, MD has shared 15 before and after pictures with 76 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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