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Kari L. Colen, MD, FACS


Her practice philosophy is that each patient should be given individual care. This starts with a detailed initial consultation where Dr. Colen and the patient can decide on the right procedure for the patient's concerns. She feels that one procedure does not fit all. Everything she does is with the goal of making a patient feel better about themselves and therefore, a better person in general. She has a strong interest in women's health as it pertains to plastic surgery and especially breast reconstruction and secondary cosmetic breast procedures. Dr. Kari L. Colen completed Plastic Surgery training at the prestigious New York University Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. During her training, she spent time at NYU, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat hospital, and Bellevue Hospital where she gained special knowledge and skills in the newest and most advanced techniques in Plastic Surgery.

Because of her superior training in the top program in the country, Dr. Colen is able to deliver the most up-to-date care to her patients. During her training, she authored numerous articles on plastic and aesthetic surgery and helped design an interactive 3D surgical simulation model to better educate patients on plastic surgical procedures. Her cosmetic interests aim at using more non-invasive techniques to give similar results with less scarring such as short-scar breast reduction, vaginal aesthetics, and revision breast surgery. Her reconstructive interests are mainly in Breast Reconstruction where she has a very busy practice at Hackensack University Medical Center in NJ. 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 the doctor.


  • Medical School:
    • NYU
  • Professional Training:
    • Plastic Surgery: New York University Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Insurance Accepted

The Plastic Surgery Center participates in-network with a wide range of insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Horizon NJ Health, and Medicare. Each physician has their accepted insurance and hospital affiliations. For those out of network, our insurance specialists will work with you before your appointment to find the most coverage available for your treatment. We can often develop individual agreements with your insurance carrier for your personalized treatment plan.

Practice Locations

Kari L. Colen, MD, FACS

Hackensack 20 Prospect Ave, Suite 903, 9th Floor Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Real People Real Results

My experience with Dr.Colen and her staff has been nothing but excellent. From the first visit I knew I was in the hands of an amazing surgeon. I could not be more thrilled with my outcome. I am happy to recommend her and her office.
Dana M.
patient of Kari L. Colen, MD, FACS
Dr. Colen is amazing! I have nothing but positive things to say about her. She was very professional, caring and kind throughout the process and always listened to my concerns. She did a wonderful job with my best reduction surgery and I am so happy with the results! I would highly recommend her as a plastic surgeon !
Laura S.
patient of Kari L. Colen, MD, FACS
I had a botched breast reduction done in 2017 and I thought there was no hope. Dr. Colen completely changed my life! she is incredible! The healing process was so amazing, and her office staff is so nice!
Margaret M.
patient of Kari L. Colen, MD, FACS
I met with a few different surgeons before I met Dr. Colen, and immediately, I knew that she was the surgeon for me. When I finally decided to do the breast reduction and tummy tuck, she said that it would be life-changing for me, and it really is. Everyone I encountered in Dr. Colen‘s office it was wonderful warm and welcoming. I always felt important and well cared for. The day of my surgery everything went super smooth. I had little to no pain and everyone was super attentive. It was the same for all my follow up visits. I really didn’t have to do anything except concentrate on myself and my healing which was a real change for me. I want to thank Dr. Colen and her entire staff, especially nurse Michele for taking care of me and giving me a new lease on life ❤️
Natalie Z.
patient of Kari L. Colen, MD, FACS
Dr. Colen is a wonderful surgeon. It was a pleasure coming to this office. Her staff is amazing- especially Michele who never lost patience. No question went unanswered and I had complete trust in Dr. Colen’s capabilities. I have already recommended her to others.
Safhrana B.
patient of Kari L. Colen, MD, FACS

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