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Vaginal Rejuvenation NYC

Date posted: October 23, 2013

Reconstructing the vagina to improve tone and appearance is relatively simple at our New York practice.  The procedure, which usually takes 1-2 hours and include the removal of lose redundant tissue  and the tightening of muscles which have become lax.  This procedure can improve your sex life and your self-confidence.  Contact us today to0 find out more information about vaginal rejuvenation nyc.

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Labiaplasty NYC

Date posted: October 3, 2013

Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that reduces or changes the shape of a woman’s labia (lips on the exterior of the vagina). It can refer to the labia majora (external lips) or the labia minora (internal lips).

During puberty, a lot of females see that their labia minora has an unusual shape or is unusually large. Some women develop an enlarged labia minora after multiple childbirths or as a result of aging. Varicosities may also develop after childbirth. This can cause embarrassment most especially during sexual intercourse. It can affect self-esteem and libido. Also, a woman may feel discomfort when wearing tight pants, bathing suits, or when engaging in certain sports. Fortunately, all of these problems can be addressed with a labiaplasty.

Here are some of the most common questions women ask about the procedure.

1.) Is labiaplasty recommended even if I do not have kids yet?

Yes. A large labia that bothers you emotionally or physically should be addressed immediately. A labiaplasty can help increase your self-esteem apart from correcting your anatomical form.

2.) What type of anesthesia is used in the procedure?

The procedure can be done under local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or local IV sedation depending on your preference and of your surgeon from the Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery Suite.

3.) Is it advisable to have labiaplasty at a young age or is it better to wait till one gets older?

In most cases, it is best to have the surgery done when it is required especially when it affects you emotionally and physically.

4.) Will the labia have a rough edge once the procedure is done and the labia has completely healed?

A surgical technique creates a labia that appears and feels natural without any loss of sensation.

5.) Will the surgery cause insensitivity?

Labiaplasty will not cause loss of sensitivity when performed correctly. Sensory pleasure is also not associated with the labia, but with the clitoris. The sensation elicited from the labia is pain upon stretching or tearing.

6.) When can normal sexual intercourse be resumed after labiaplasty?

Depending on the extent of surgery as well as the age of the patient, normal sexual intercourse can be resumed after 6-8 weeks.

As with other surgical procedures, there are risks associated with labiaplasty such as the possibility of bleeding, scarring, or infection. These are rare when the surgery is done by top surgeons. For more information on labiaplasty, consult Dr. Helen Colen, Dr. Robert Porges, or Dr. Kari Colen of the New York Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery Suite. They regularly see patients from Upper East Side, Manhattan, and New York that require help with complex functional and cosmetic problems of the bladder, labia, and vagina. Set up an appointment today and learn more about labiaplasty.

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Be Rejuvenated with Labiaplasty NYC

Date posted: October 1, 2013

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces or tightens the vagina’s inner lips (labia majora), outer lips (labia minora), or both. There are several reasons that can lead to elongation of these body parts. It can be due to childbirth, sexual intercourse, genetics, or aging. Women who go through the procedure can be divided into two categories: those who have congenital defects or want to seek relief from vaginal pain and women who have cosmetic concerns with their vaginas. In other words, the procedure can be done for both functional and cosmetic reasons.

A woman is a good candidate for the procedure if she has enlarged labia that causes pain or makes her self-conscious. A large labia can prevent women from reaching sexual satisfaction as it causes pain during intercourse, exercise, or even when wearing tight-fitting jeans. It also prevents them from wearing bathing suits. To undergo the procedure, the patient must be in good health.

During the procedure, a small incision is made on the labia and a small amount of tissue is removed. This improves comfort and provides a more youthful look. Sutures are placed in the area, and it should dissolve in a few weeks. The placement of the incisions usually makes the scar undetectable.

The surgery is designed to change the appearance of the labia and not to enhance sexual pleasure. Another procedure called vaginaplasty, tightening of the muscles of the vagina, increases sexual satisfaction for both partners. Women who are interested in this procedure have to express their concern to the surgeon during the initial consultation.

As with any other procedure, labiaplasty also has its own risks. Bleeding, infection, and scarring may develop. Also, there are various techniques utilized in labiaplasty. It is important to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist like Dr. Helen Colen, Dr. Kari Colen of New York to learn about these approaches.

Dr. Helen Colen and Dr. Kari Colen are board certified plastic surgeons with extensive experience in labiaplasty.  Dr. Colen does cosmetic vaginal surgeries. Together they handle different surgical problems in women and provide the necessary treatment in the Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery Suite. It is one of the few facilities with the best board-certified plastic surgeons and gynecologists that provide a combined approach to functional and cosmetic problems of the bladder, vagina, and labia. Consult any of these doctors today and find out how you can improve the appearance of your labia and be rejuvenated.

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G spot injections

Date posted: September 20, 2013

In the times of economic downturn many consumers would like to buy something that will make them feel good but which is not too expensive. One such procedure that has soared at this time is G spot injections. G spot is an area on the anterior wall of the vagina close to the introitus which is very sensitive and enhances sexual satisfaction on contact. Injections to that area with radiesse which is the same filler used for wrinkles on the face allows the area to plump up and become more sensitive and exposed during intercourse and thus leads to better sexual satisfaction. There has been a huge increase in asking for that treatment. A feel good procedure at an affordable price. Dr. Helen Colen is an expert in this procedure and reports high degree of satisfaction by her patients.

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Myths on Vaginal Reconstruction Revealed!

Date posted: September 13, 2013

The vagina is a private and personal part of the woman’s body. A lot of women are hesitant to go through cosmetic procedures that will restore vaginal tightness. However, for women who have given birth or have experienced major weight changes, cosmetic procedures are the answer to their daily problems brought by vaginal changes. For instance, wearing tight-fitting clothes and engaging in sports may become hard to do. Sexual satisfaction may be reduced. Through vaginal reconstruction, a woman’s vagina will be tightened. It results in improved sexual performance and satisfaction and a boost in self-confidence.

The decision to undergo surgery has to be backed by a strong background of what it is and what it is not. Here are some of the myths on vaginal rejuvenation that you need to know.

> Insurance does not cover vaginal reconstruction.

Although true in many cases, insurance may still cover the procedure provided that the reason is extreme pain or stress incontinence.

> It is okay to resume sexual intercourse 2 weeks after surgery.

Complete healing usually takes 6 weeks. Thus, it is advisable not to have sexual intercourse 6 to 8 weeks after the procedure to lower the chances of tearing of vaginal muscles and tissues.

> All procedures are done by laser.

The surgery can be performed using the laser technique or the traditional way. It generally depends on the surgeon’s preference.

> It is permanent.

Although it is designed to be permanent, it may still be influenced by pregnancy and weight gain. Thus, it is important to maintain your weight after surgery. You should also speak to your plastic surgeon in case you have plans of becoming pregnant later on.

Having a healthy vagina is one of the best things that you can do for your overall health and well-being. If you are interested in vaginal rejuvenation, you will have to discuss your goals and expectations with the board-certified plastic surgeons and gynecologists from Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery Suite in New York. Dr. Helen Colen, Dr. Robert Porges, and Dr. Kari Colen regularly perform labial and vaginal surgeries for patients in Upper East Side, Manhattan, and New York areas. Schedule a consultation with any of these doctors and find out how you can benefit from vaginaplasty.

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Waxing, Shaving, and Wearing Tight Clothing can leave you Uncomfortable

Date posted: July 1, 2013

Bikini line-waxing, shaving, and wearing tight clothing can cause your skin to get irritated.  Developing a rash or embarrassing bumps next to your vagina can be quite bothersome.  What’s even more agitating is when you find yourself unable to clear up the problem.

Many women don’t realize that most often when they have bumps left behind from waxing or shaving that it tends to be related to an infected hair follicle, where a condition known as Foliccuiltis occurs.

No need for embarrassment however, follicultis is a very common condition, which can be treated with antibiotics.  Should any scaring occur from follicultis there are options for vaginal rejuvenation procedures to help you regain your soft flawless skin.

What is Folliculitis?

Folliculitis occurs when hair follicles become infected, often with Staphylococcus aureus or other bacteria. There are many variations of folliculitis, including those known as hot tub folliculitis and barber’s itch. Severe infections can cause permanent hair loss and scarring, and even mild folliculitis can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.

The infection usually appears as small, white-headed pimples around one or more hair follicles — the tiny pockets from which each hair grows. Most cases of folliculitis are superficial, and they may itch, but on occasion they’re painful too. Superficial folliculitis often clears by itself in a few days, but deep or recurring folliculitis may need medical treatment.

What Causes Folliculitis?

Folliculitis is caused by an infection of the hair follicles by bacteria, viruses or fungi. The most common cause of folliculitis is Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

Follicles are densest on your scalp, but they occur everywhere on your body except your palms, soles and mucous membranes, such as your lips. If follicles become damaged, they become susceptible to invasion.

The most common causes of follicle damage include:

Types of Folliculitis

Superficial folliculitis, which affects the upper part of the hair follicle, may cause:

Deep folliculitis starts deeper in the skin surrounding the hair follicle and affects the entire hair follicle.  Signs and symptoms of include:

Types of Superficial Folliculitis

Superficial forms of folliculitis include:

Types of Deep Folliculitis

Types of deep folliculitis include:

Treatment for Folliculitis in New York City

While mild cases of folliculitis will likely go away on their own, persistent or recurring cases are likely to require treatment. The therapy recommended by the doctors at The Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery Suite will depend on the type and severity of your infection.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our Park Avenue office in New York City.

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Look and Feel your Best this Summer with Labiaplasty

Date posted: June 26, 2013

Who doesn’t love summer?  There’s no better time to sit by the poolside or enjoy a day at the beach sunbathing and chasing waves.  Family vacations and romantic weekend getaways give us ladies the perfect excuse to head to our favorite department store.  Yet for many women, finding the perfect summer attire can be a dreaded task.

There’s nothing quite like finding the perfect bikini on the rack only to try it on and feel as if your imperfections are screaming at you to take it off.

As we age our skin loses its elasticity, unfortunately for women this includes the vaginal area. If you have noticed loose, sagging, or excess skin that looks unsightly in your bathing suit and leaves you feeling embarrassed, you should know there is a procedure that could help fix your vaginal imperfections. Labiaplasty is one way to reduce sagging or excess skin.

What Is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty refers to a cosmetic gynecology procedure, which reduces the size or changes the shape of the lips on the exterior of a woman’s vagina.  It can refer to labia majora, the external lips which are also hair bearing, or labia minora, the internal lips located inside and enfolding the vaginal opening, urethra and clitoris.

The technical term for labiaplasty is labia change which could include reduction, changing shape, and/or reconstruction of a deformed or missing part.

Is Labiaplasty right for me?

Some women worry that a labiaplasty may decrease their sexual pleasure. This is not true, since the clitoris which is the female structure most associated with sensory pleasure is not involved or changed during this procedure.

Labiaplasty is done for many reasons, including:

For many women, having an imperfect labia is a source of embarrassment, especially during sexual intercourse. This often leads towards a loss of self-esteem and also can cause a loss of libido. If the extension of the labia called crura cover the clitoris it may also cause decrease in sensation during sexual activity.

Chronic irritation of the labia can sometimes develop, which results in genuine discomfort during sex, athletics (bicycling, spinning) and wearing fitted pants or bathing suit.

Labiaplasty at The Cosmetic Gynecology Suite in New York City

At the Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery Suite, you will receive the attentive and superb personal care you deserve when you decide to have plastic surgery of the vaginal area such as labiaplasty. 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.

To schedule a consultation, call The Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery Suite at (212) 772-1300.

Our experienced, well-trained, compassionate professional staff is ready to provide you with the knowledge and medical expertise you need to make the correct decisions, and will also guide and support you through the surgical procedures.

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G Shot: Enhance sensitivity and arousal with G Spot Fillers

Date posted: May 22, 2013

What is the G Spot?

The G spot is an area of the anterior (front) of the vagina, about 2 inches in. The tissue may be a little thicker here, and is more sensitive to the touch. If you curl 2 fingers just inside your vagina and press your vaginal tissue toward your skin, and with the other hand, press down on the skin just above your pubic bone, you will likely find an area of increased sensitivity (even if it doesn’t cause arousal). This is the area of the G Spot.

What is G spot enhancement?

G spot enhancement creates more fullness to the G spot so you can have a more intense and deeper orgasm. It also allows achieving an orgasm with less difficulty. G spot enhancement is also referred to as the G shot, G spot amplification, or G spot augmentation. Women find that after G spot enhancement, they are much more aware of their G spot. For women who are already in tuned to their G spot, they notice that it is more sensitive, fulfilling, and orgasms occur easier, more frequently, with less frustration, and are more intense.

Some women are not aware of their G spot, or think they do not have one. These women find that with G spot enhancement, they are able to achieve deep vaginal orgasms, and become aware of the elusive G spot! G spot enhancement is a safe, quick, and an effective way to have more sexual satisfaction.

What is used?

A “filler” is used. Fillers are often used to plump up other areas of the body, like the lips, or the face. The ideal filler would be safe, free of allergic potential, soft, easy to inject and last a long time. The closest thing to the ideal filler is a group of products called hyaluronan. These are also known as Hyaluronic acids. There are also hyaluronans used for joint injection. We know about the safety of these products as they have been used in over 150,000,000 injections worldwide.

Does it hurt?

The G-spot filler procedure is essentially painless. There is no downtime, and sex can be resumed the same day. There are no limitations.

How long does it take?

You need to have a consultation with one of our doctors, to go over the procedure, consent, and to make sure you have all of your questions answered. After that, the procedure takes less than a minute.

What can I expect?

Most women will experience heightened arousal and sensitivity during sexual stimulation immediately. Your ability to have a deep vaginal orgasm is likely to be easier to achieve and be more intense. This should last for several months. Your sexual partner will notice your increased pleasure and more fulfilling orgasms, but physically, you will be the same.

How long does it last?

It varies. Depending on the filler used it can be a couple weeks to 18 months..

How to find your G spot

To get a sense of where your G spot may be, place one hand over your bladder just above the bone. With the other hand, use 2 fingers and insert them touching the top of your vagina. The area that is the most sensitive where you press between the two hands is the typical area of the G spot.

If you use your fingers, you’ll feel the difference in texture in the area where the G Spot is located, which is bumpier than the rest of the smooth vaginal lining. If you reach something that feels like the tip of your nose, you are touching your cervix and you’ve gone too far. Many women have difficulty finding their G Spot, because its size, dimension, and location vary from woman to woman.

If you know where your G spot is, then you communicate that to the doctor. If you have never found it, the doctor will determine the location during exam. It is basically an area of increased sensitivity.

Does it work for everybody?

It will be effective for most women. Like all medical and surgical procedures, there is no guarantee that what works for one person will work for everyone. Women who are able to achieve vaginal orgasms (referred to as “deep orgasms”) have slightly different or fuller tissue in the area known as the G spot than in women with only clitoral orgasms.

This thicker layer of tissue between the anterior (front) wall of the vagina and the urethra (urine tube) may account for the increased sensitivity and ability of these women to have a deeper or vaginal orgasm. When stimulated, this tissue thickens further, and the nerve endings appear to give a heightened sense of arousal, leading to a vaginal or “deep” orgasm. The G spot has not been found to have more nerve endings, but perhaps increased sensitivity for pleasure in these nerve tissues.

The concept of the G spot enhancement also referred to as the G shot, is to thicken the area up with commonly used fillers so that increased arousal can occur. For women who already achieve vaginal orgasms, the thickening of this tissue may lead to more readily achieved, as well as more intense orgasms.

For women who are unable to have a vaginal orgasm (so they may feel they do not have a G Spot) this procedure thickens up the tissue in that area, and increases the chances of a deep, vaginal orgasm.

What kind of preparation is needed?

No preparation is needed. It is just like getting your annual Pap smear and gynecological exam.

Are there any restrictions afterward?

No, you can resume all activities immediately. You can have sex the same day.

G Spot Fillers at The Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery Suite

Amongst the many surgical and non-invasive procedures performed at The Cosmetic Gynecology Suite, we are pleased to offer our patients G Spot fillers. If you are interested in enhancing the sensitivity and arousal of your G Spot we encourage you to contact us to set up a consultation at our Park Avenue office suite in New York City.

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Get Rid of the Bulge in your Bikini with Mons Pubic Reduction

Date posted: April 18, 2013

Summer is just around the corner and so is bikini weather!  Do you feel uncomfortable with an excess bulge at the top of your vagina that just doesn’t look right in anything you wear?  This area is the Mons Pubis or “pubic mound”, and can become enlarged during pregnancy or extreme weight gain. Unfortunately there are simply no exercises that directly affect this problem area.

No matter how much weight you lose or toning up you do you may still be left to feel uncomfortable in your own skin.  Many women suffer from this feeling particularly while wearing bathing suits or even jeans.

While Liposuction and Tummy Tucks can be used to tighten up the mons pubis, there is a simple surgery called a Mons Pubic Reduction which can help remove the unwanted bulge in your pelvic region.

Mons Pubic Reduction

Mons Pubic Reduction is performed in women who have excess fat deposits at the bottom of the abdomen where her belly connects to the pubic area.  The mons is the area specifically over the pubic bone and above the clitoris and its hood.

When there is an access of fat stored in the pubis, it may be suctioned out using liposuction technique to create the desired effect. Often both a skin reduction and suction may be used. The Mons Pubic procedure is achieved through a small incision.

Consultation at the Cosmetic Gynecology Suite

If you would like to get rid of the excess fat that’s preventing you from wearing tight jeans and bikini bottoms comfortably, we encourage you to contact our staff today to set up a consultation.  Together we will help you to determine if a Mons Pubic Reduction is the solution you need.

At the Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery Suite, you will receive the attentive and superb personal care you deserve when you decide to have plastic surgery of the vaginal area such as Mons Pubic Reduction.

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Dr. Helen Colen, Plastic Surgery, is named a Top Doctor: New York Metro Area

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Dr. Helen Colen, a Board Certified New York, NY physician specializing in Plastic Surgery, has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for inclusion in its authoritative guide to the top primary care and specialty care doctors in the tri-state metropolitan New York area.

The 16th edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area includes over 5,500 top primary care and specialty care physicians in a twenty-county area spanning three states: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Selected physicians, including Dr. Helen Colen of Colen MD Plastic Surgery, represent the top 10% of doctors in the area in 65 medical specialties and subspecialties for the care and treatment of more than 1,800 diseases and medical conditions.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors® are selected each year by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. after being nominated by their peers in an online nomination process. Nominations are open to all board certified MDs and DOs and each year tens of thousands of physicians cast many tens of thousands of nominations. Nominated physicians are selected by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team based on criteria including medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and much more.

Click here for more information on Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctor®. Dr. Colen is pleased to practice Plastic Surgery within her Park Avenue Surgery Suite in Manahattan. To learn more about the practice and what makes Dr. Helen Colen a top doctor in New York visit us at

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