New York Plastic Surgeon
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5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty - New York, NY

As a 24 year old, I was very unhappy/ self-conscious about my labia for many years. I didn't like how I looked; I was embarrassed, which made intimacy difficult and unpleasant. I decided to look into labiaplasty, and I think Dr. Colen was the best decision I've ever made. I am much more comfortable in my skin and can now wear bikinis/underwear that I would never have been able to before! I'm...

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 month and a half ago I went to Dr. Helen Colen for a labiaplasty consultation. We spent over an hour discussing every small detail that is involved with the procedure. I was very pleased that she spent as much time as I needed to asked all my questions honestly and didn’t sugar coat anything like previous plastic surgeons I’ve visited prior to her. She made me feel very comfortable...

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

Have used this practice four times in the past 20 years for four breast augmentation surgeries. Being a patient for that amount of time i should have been shown more respect as a patient who continues to come back to the practice. They should informed me that I needed silicone if i was going larger because of my chest cavity. Had to revise them 6 months later. The fourth surgery could...

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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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

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

Can a Leaking Silicone Implant Cause Chest / Rib Pain?

Just a leaky implant will not cause pain and many are silent and only discovered on mammography. However, if it is accompanied by capsular contracture... READ MORE

Breast Reduction Surgery After Pregnancy?

If you are breast feeding then you should not do any breast size change till six mo after the last time you stopped pumping your breast. If you are... READ MORE

What Type of Doctor is Best at Botox?

Botox injection is just an injection. Any doctor can do it well if he/she is trained to do it. Most important is how she/he mixes it and how much... READ MORE

My doctor suggested that 225cc is my maximum!

Your doctor is correct. If you have assymetry the smaller the implant the less you see the assymetry. Assymetry becomes more obvious as the size... READ MORE

Is it necessary to have AlloDerm for breast revision?

Alloderm is not a guarantee for prevention of capsular contracture. However, it is one of the modes of treatment. So if you do spend the money on the... READ MORE

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