Testimonials and Reviews
The physicians, surgeons, and staff of Colen MD Plastic Surgery pride ourselves in providing the best in medical, surgical and personal care to all of our patients.
Throughout the years we have been privileged to help so many feel better about themselves and appreciate each of the following patients taking the time to share their personal experiences with us.
Dr. Helen Colen was extremely knowledgeable, experienced, intelligent, and warm. Her vast professional experience and personal approach put me at ease and I feel confident in my selection of physician. I would absolutely recommend her to friends and family.
I had a mommy makeover (breast aug, tummy tuck and lipo) performed by Stephen Colen, MD in March 2010. Honestly, it was life changing for me – after the birth of my child I was extremely unhappy with my appearance, everything just went south. I am an active and fit individual but sadly not everything bounced back after childbirth. I did my research and met with several renowned doctors in NYC. Once I stepped into Dr. Colen’s office I knew I had reached a decision. The staff was warm and responsive. Dr. Colen patiently explained all my options and graciously answered all my questions – and I had alot of them! The pre-surgical requirements were thoroughly explained to me and I was well prepared on the day of surgery. Everyone at the office was very attentive to me and made sure I was well taken care of before, during and after surgery. I now look in the mirror and (honestly) stare at the new me – I’m thrilled with the results – and (haha) so is my husband! I know exactly where I am going for any further cosmetic needs and would highly recommend this practice. -A
Dear (Stephen) Colen – Four years ago you performed a face lift on me. There isn’t a day goes by that I do not thank you every single time I look in the mirror. You have enabled me to get on with my life without having to think about how I look – I look like myself, only better! I don’t look 20 years old. I look like a woman of a certain age (63), in truth with the face I always wished I had (never liked having a baby face). I can’t thank you enough, but I wanted to at least say something here. I’ve been meaning to write you for ages. THANK YOU!!! M.B.
The staff at Dr. Helen Colen’s office is wonderful. Everyone is very accomodating and listens to your needs. I felt well taken care of prior to, and after my surgery. (breast augmentation) I would recommend anyone and everyone to this office. -Anonymous
I found the staff to be refreshingly friendly and polite. Genevieve answers red questions, with patience, and a charming smile. Dr. Lisa Hartman is a rare gem! She is extremely knowledgeable, about lasers, fillers, Botox, etc. I found her ability to assuage my anxiety quite beneficial. I would trust Dr. Hartman’s recommendations, as I was most pleased with the Yag-laser area on my face she targeted! -Evan
I want to thank Dr. Kari Colen, for the excellent job that you performed with me. You and the whole staff of the clinic have always been very friendly and extremely professional. You helped me to raise my self esteem, so I can say that I’m very happy with the results. Thank You Again. -Ana
Lisa was awesome…so informative, patient and proficient. My friend and I went together and have every intention of spreading the word and coming back for more! We have total confidence in Lisa and that says it all. She really listened to our wants and needs and advised accordingly. The staff was very nice and accommodating as well! -Marcia
I found Dr. Helen Colen pleasant yet confident and to the point, answering my questions with compassion and honesty. She went through my medical and surgical history unhurried and found a solution to problems I’ve had for many years. She is kind and gentle yet sharp and direct. I left knowing I was in expert hands. -Janet
I feel very comfortable every time I visit the office. I’ve been coming to see Lisa for a while now and I keep coming back. She is a very professional young woman and she is very knowledgeable in her field and I always feel very confident and pleased with her work. -Theresa
Dr. Colen and the staff are THE best. No one even knows that I had a facelift,but all think I look just great and well rested. What more could you ask for??? I would recommend them to anyone considering any plastic surgery!!! – Anonymous
The office environment is very calm/serene, just as you’d want it to be when you’re coming in for something as stressful as surgery. The front desk staff is wonderful, and I can’t say enough about Tara and Dr. Colen. They are warm, caring, funny, and put you at ease right away. They thoroughly answer all of your questions, and Tara makes herself available 24/7. I’m only on day 2, but so far it’s been a wonderful (and far less stressful) experience thanks to the team at Dr. Colen’s office. – Anonymous
Dear Dr. Helen, Thank you for your encouragement, concern and warm and caring ways. You are truly a wonderful person as well as a wonderful physician. – Anonymous
Dear Helen, Thank you for giving our Mom the Tummy she’s been craving for!We all appreciate your kindness and patience with Mom.You’ve taken great care of her and made her very happy.Thanks Again, With Love.– Anonymous
I had my surgery performed by Stephen Colen, MD in March 2010. Honestly, it was life changing for me – after the birth of my child I was extremely unhappy with my appearance, everything just went south. I am an active and fit individual but sadly not everything bounced back after childbirth. I did my research and met with several renowned doctors in NYC. Once I stepped into Dr. Colen’s office I knew I had reached a decision. The staff was warm and responsive. Dr. Colen patiently explained all my options and graciously answered all my questions – and I had a lot of them! The pre-surgical requirements were thoroughly explained to me and I was well prepared on the day of surgery, Everyone at the office was very attentive to me and made sure I was taken care of before, during, and after surgery. I now look in the mirror and (honestly) stare at the new me – I’m thrilled with the results – and (haha) so is my husband! I know exactly where I am going for any further cosmetic needs and would highly recommend this practice. – Anonymous
What can I say! Dr. Colen is a genius. I decided to have BR after enduring years of back, neckm and shoulder pain caused by a size 42G boobs. On meeting Dr. Colen she went through the procedure with me, in a professional and feminine manner. More importantly allayed my fear if surgery. My new boobs are now a wonderful and perfect size 38C, and my best female feature. I am also so pleased and satisfied with the results and my professional consultations with Dr Colen. I have gained tremendous self confidence and have lost 38 pounds since the surgery. I can now exercise without feeling self conscious and wear clothes that finally fit without bursting at the chest! My only regret: I should have done this years ago! I am living a new life now! If anyone out there is thinking of BR, I highly recommend Dr. Colen’s practice. Her staff are just wonderful people, You will be in the hands of true professionals. Thanks so much Dr Colen! -MA
The consummate professionals. The staff is helpful and compassionate. All the doctors are reassuring and very nurturing if you’re the nervous type. The office is immaculate and the experience was actually quite nice. This to all – MS
Dear Dr. Helen, You are a magician. I love my “new” eyes so much. You have the rare gift of being an artist and a visionary in addition to being a superb surgeon. Thank you so very much for your wonderful work. XOXOXOXO –JW, Manhattan
Dear Dr. Colen, Just a quick note to say “Thank you” again for all the time you’ve given to me. I feel so lucky to have you as my doctor! I’ll be in touch after I go to MD Anderson on June 2nd. Be Well. –LH
Dr. Helen Colen is a treasure; a caring physician with a wonderful eye for what will enhance the appearance of each individual. She was able to see on my face where and what I needed. It was something that neither I, nor the other plastic surgeons I had consulted has seen.
Dr. Colen, I just wanted to say thank you for the surgery you performed on me last spring. I’ve been meaning to write you for quite a while but the time kept getting the better of me! I recently ran into a friend who had similar surgery this past summer – and quite frankly, her nose still looks bruised and very painful. It made me appreciate your tremendous work even more! Thank you again. I’ll be in touch over the summer for a follow up appointment.
Check out more of our Reviews on Doctor Base:
- Colen MD Plastic Surgery
- Dr. Helen S. Colen, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.C.
- Dr. Kari L. Colen, M.D., P.C.
- Dr. Stephen R. Colen, D.D.S., M.D.