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5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty - New York, NY

Dr. Helen Colen and her team are amazing! I went to Dr. Colen for labiaplasty and I couldn't be happier with the results OR the sincere and genuine treatment I received from everyone in the office. Initially, I went in for a consult and Dr. Colen offered an informative discussion about the history of labiaplasty and societal influence on aesthetics. She also offered a deep understanding around my discomfort, but did not pressure nor discourage any procedures. I felt very in control, and all the more informed after the consult. After the consultation, I decided to undergo the surgery and received a detailed overview of the procedure. I was well-informed of what to expect in terms of the actual surgery, and the healing process. Everyone was organized and transparent, which made me feel very secure and safe. The actual surgery was easy and virtually painless. I was nervous, as I've never had any kind of surgery before, but staff were incredibly supportive and really catered to my comfort. During the procedure, Dr. Colen and Tara kept me entertained with great conversation :) After the procedure, Tara made sure I was ready to go home and knew how to care for myself over the next few weeks. I went in for two follow-up appointments over the course of a few months, and each time I was met with enthusiasm and support. The final results are more incredible than I ever anticipated. I am amazed and unbelievably happy with Dr. Colen's work- if you're thinking about labiaplasty, Dr. Colen's office is the best. Fantastic.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

At 23 years old 4'9 93lbs - Breast Augmentation - New York City, NY

Everyone always wants what they can't have. At 23 years old 4'9 93lbs my dreams were to have breasts. I didn't want anything too big, just something that would look natural and good. I was aiming for a full B / small C. From my first visit to Dr. Helen Colens office to my f/u visits was just absolutely great. The staff is amazing. Dr. Helen Colen turned my dream in to a reality. My surgery and...

5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

A month and a half ago - Dr. Colen is Amazing!!! - New York, NY

A lot of Google research.

5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

I've never been comfortable with my overly large inner labia - Dr. Colen is Amazing!!! - New York, NY

I've never been comfortable with my overly large inner labia. I went to Dr. Colen because she has an intimate 40-year history with vaginal reconstruction. I was not kept waiting for the consultation appointment at all and her office staff is consummately professional. During the consult Dr. Colen took an hour with me to describe the history of the procedure, her history with the procedure and...

1 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Not a Great Job - New York, NY

I had a tummy tuck and ended up with dog ears who had to be taken off my another surgeon, because I had already went back to her because of the scar had looked like someone used a serrated knife and my husband overheard her from the waiting room saying......this is like doing the whole tummy tuck over again " well of course, because you did it haphazardly to begin with. Secondly,...

1 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Never Have Your Breasts Done by This Doctor!!! - New York, NY

Unfortunately, I had a terrible experience with Dr. Helen Colen. Due to her inability to perform my upper body lift, brachioplasty and breast lift with augmentation in one shot, as she claimed she could, I ended up having 4 further surgeries and had to live with only one breast implant in my chest for 7 months. This cost me much money for a revision with a better surgeon, extra scars and...

1 out of 5 stars Clitoral Hood Reduction

Horrible Experience, Loss of Sensation and Botched Labiaplasty - New York

This review is a long time coming. Every time I have tried to write one I have gotten too emotional, so I am going to keep this to the cold hard facts because if my experience can keep one woman from making the wrong decision then it's worth it. I had a labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction from Dr. Helen Colen summer of 2011. I originally went in for just a labiaplasty but she sold the...

1 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

SHEA W...45 Year Old Fit Woman...Two Children - New York, NY

Took more time speaking to me about life instead of the procedure that was scheduled to be performed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Colen has hospital affiliations at NYU, MEETH, Lenox Hill and NYEE.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Chemistry, New York University, University Heights, 1968
    Medical: MD, New York University, 1972
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Pediatrics, Jefferson University, 1974
    General Surgery, University of Colorado, 1979
    Plastic Surgery, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, 1981
    Fellowship: Microsurgery, New York University, Bellview, NY, 1982

Treatments offered at Colenmd Plastic Surgery Suite

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Liposuction for Cellulite: Now Have Droopy Buttocks and Scars

Buttock lift is the only option as now there is too much skin and too little filler. The doctor must reduce skin envelope. However, scarring is... READ MORE

Mommy Makeover for African Americans?

Unfortunately, there is no perfect solution to your situation. I would discourage you from large implants. I would suggest a full breast lift with... READ MORE

Can Facial Muscles Become Weaker After Botox?

Botox only weakens the muscles it is injected into. It will not affect other muscles, provided that the doctor uses the right dose. When it wears off,... READ MORE

Plastic Surgeon Areas of Expertise?

If you were referred, then someone was happy with the results. However, it could be hit or miss. If the doctor is board certified in plastic surgery... READ MORE

Implants going to be too small and narrow? (Photo)

Breast implants either 290 up to 350 will enlarge you breasts significantly. Saline is great if it is placed under muscle. However, you may still have... READ MORE

Puffy areolas and asymmetrical breasts. Which surgery? (photos)

The basic procedure you will need is implant insertion and release of your breast inframmamary creases. You have tuberous breasts and the base of your... READ MORE

How can I improve my belly? 33F 5'1" (Photos)

You look very good after just having a baby. I would wait about 1 year before evaluating any need for surgery. I think proper diet and exercise may... READ MORE

Is 'gummy bear' my best choice?

I am not sure why you were advised or think you need the gummy bear teardrop breast implants. They are heavier and firmer than the regular silicone or... READ MORE

Tummy tuck or Vaser? (Photo)

Loose skin with stretch marks after 100lb weight loss will most likely require a tummytuck for best results. Usually additional liposuction is done at... READ MORE

Is It Possible to Virtually Eliminate the Risk of Nerve Damage During Breast Augmentation Through the Armpit?

I have been doing axilary breast augmentation for past 30 years, since 1982. I do about 6-8 per week.  I can assure you that I have not had any... READ MORE

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