Helen S. Colen, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.C.
Dr. Helen S. Colen has been performing cosmetic plastic surgery for the past 35 years.
As an experienced professional she has the ability to see what her patients see when he or she looks in the mirror and as a surgeon, she is able to create the changes her patients desire. She enjoys plastic surgery as her profession mostly because it fills her days with challenges, creative opportunity, and satisfaction seeing her patients pleased with results of the many procedures performed at her Park Avenue Surgery Suite.
Many doctors differ in their aesthetic senses; however, they should be on the same aesthetic wavelength as their patient. If they are not, even a well performed surgery would not satisfy the patient. Aside from numerous awards and being known as one of New York’s Top Plastic Surgeons, this is what makes Dr. Helen Colen stand out from the rest. She likes it best when her patients look natural after healing and its imperative to her that the operated area totally fits the rest of their body. The practice of aesthetic plastic surgery is phenomenally rewarding, both in achieving great aesthetic results and in meeting many diverse and interesting people.
When you meet with Dr Helen Colen you can expect to spend a good 45 minutes on the initial consultation and another 30 minutes on subsequent consultation before performing the surgery requested. She believes that the doctor-patient relationship should be based on understanding of the goals, and maintaining good communication. Also, that a good doctor should operate on patients he or she has a desire to help. This relationship can only be formed through proper consultation.
Dr. Helen Colen will never suggest you change an area on your body of which you have not expressed concern with. She listens carefully to her patients, gets to know them, and advises then about the procedures recommended to achieve the best result.
Kari Colen, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.C.
Dr. Kari Colen is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Kari L. Colen, M.D., recipient of the 2010 Patients Choice Award, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon whose cosmetic interests aim at using more non-invasive techniques to give similar results with less scarring such as the short-scar breast reduction, non-invasive laser treatments, and fat injections.
While you may have seen Kari perform a Liquid Rhinoplasty live on the Dr. Oz show demonstrating the non surgical approach to fixing the appearance of one’s nose, her reconstructive interests are mainly in Breast Reconstruction. In fact Dr. Kari Colen maintains a very busy practice at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey.
Dr. Kari Colen feels that every patient should be given a chance to discuss breast reconstruction options and, jointly, come up with the best surgical plan with their doctor. She feels that breast reconstruction is paramount in the treatment of a breast cancer patient. Breast cancer is a physical illness but a psychosocial one as well. Reconstruction treats the whole person physically, as well as mentally.
Kari Colen is proud to be the daughter of Dr. Stephen and Helen Colen, recognized as top New York Plastic Surgeons for over two decades and pleased to be part of the team at Colen MD Plastic Surgery. She adds to their practice of experience the “what” is the newest in plastic surgery. “What are the newest ways to approach the problems and what do young people want and expect”.
She also works beside her mother, Dr. Helen Colen at the Cosmetic Gynecology Suite on Park Avenue. It is one of the very few such facilities where the top Board Certified Plastic Surgeons work with the very best Board Certified Gynecologists to provide a combined approach to the complex cosmetic and functional problems of labia, vagina and bladder.
Dr. Kari Colen is a very outgoing and warm young woman who received her training in general surgery and plastic surgery at NYU in New York. She spent several years in the laboratory studying the behavior of human cells and their healing potential. She is dedicated to get the best surgical results by knowing how to make the body healing cells behave the way she wants them to.
She feels very strongly that each patient should be given individual care and does not believe that one procedure fits all. Everything she does is for the goal of making a patient feel better about themselves and therefore a better person in general.
Steven Colen M.D., D.D.S.
Dr. Stephen R. Colen has been performing plastic surgery for more than 25 years.
He is currently Associate Professor of Surgery and Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center’s prestigious Institute of Plastic Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center.
He is known as one of the best doctors for breast reconstructive surgery since developing the Immediate Breast Reconstruction Program at NYU Medical Center. The program uses surgical techniques to reconstruct the breast immediately after removal of breast cancer. This means that women can now wake from surgery with both the cancer removed and the breast reconstructed.
Dr. Steven Colen also happens to have his dental degree and has always had a strong interest in Facial Plastic Surgery. This allowed him to develop new techniques for facial rejuvenation which combines his knowledge of dentistry with his Plastic Surgery skills. His comprehension of the facial skeleton and the unique relationship of the various structures of the face make him an amazing surgeon of the face, eyes, and nose.
Every year, Dr. Colen has been listed by New York Magazine and by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as one of the top plastic surgeons in New York. He has been featured in numerous publications such as Glamour, W, Town and Country, Vogue and Self just to mention a few.
People in the medical arena used to describe his abilities by saying that “He treads on water” as an almost divine person. It’s even been said that if he was part of a group that was lost somewhere on a remote island-he could do any medical procedure called for as he was trained in everything.