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

Her hands are skilled as my incisions are small and my pain has been minimal during recovery. thank you for excellent work and the caring way you treated me as a patient.

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

She lectured me on coping with pain, said I need faith in my doctor, & insisted she helps traumatized women. I think she was traumatized that she messed me up & didn't know what to do or was too lazy to take the time to do it right - we with EDS need a little extra effort). After she removed the second group of stitches (EDSers have trouble healing), she refused to look when I asked her about the pain & lumpiness. She told me it was "normal" & I shouldn't rub it. She literally turned her back on me, walked away. Neither she nor her mother (I was hoping a little more experience . . . ) are willing to even look. She took my cash, messed me up, blamed my connective tissue disorder, & turned her back. If your body is anything other than perfectly normal, I would stay far away from this woman. She will only do what is easy for her, no patience for anything else. And she will happily take your money & then blame you for her failure. I am in worse shape than ever, and now need to find someone to figure out what she did to my mutated collagen & try to get it fixed. She has zero compassion other than her fixed sentences she uses. Anything out of the normal, steer clear. Anyone with EDS, don't even think of her. She'll take your money, mess you up, blame you for upsetting her schedule, & walk away. Literally.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction After Cancer - Hackensack, NJ

I highly recommend Dr.Cole.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

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

Dr. Kari is amazing... She is honest and a great plastic surgeon. I have known her for years... I wouldn't trade her for any other doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Just Had Ultherapy - New York, NY

I am only saying undecided because I want to see a)if it lasts or fades quickly and b)any additional improvement in 3 months, still have some laxity in the neck.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. If you mention Real Self.com 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.

Education

  • 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
    Residencies:
    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?

Everyone is asymmetric if you look hard enough. That being said, your asymmetry (although not much and you are a pretty woman) bothers you enough to... READ MORE

Mommy Makeover Before and After Photos

I believe that looking at pictures separately or together doesn't really matter. Pictures are deceiving because so much depends on your body type and... READ MORE

Pain After Vaginoplasty

I am sorry that you are having difficulty. Sounds like something is going on that needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Vaginoplasty can mean... READ MORE

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 78 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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