Dr Jennifer Walden is a Texas native, who was born, raised and went through her undergraduate studies in Austin, Texas. In 1998, she graduated from the University of Texas with an Honors degree in Bachelor of Arts, Biology. Dr Walden later went to receive the highest honors in her Medical doctorate.
Dr. Jennifer Walden moved to New York City after completing her residency training. She went to the big city after getting an opportunity to join the highly competitive fellowship program at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and throat Hospital. This opportunity led her to purse aesthetic surgery. Dr Walden greatly benefited from the fellowship through learning from the best in the field. This knowledge made her an expert in cosmetic surgery.
With an academic appointment as the Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at the Langone Medical center, New York University, Dr. Walden worked very hard to grow her career. She currently owns her own surgery clinics which are fully accredited to offer high standard cosmetic surgery to patients.
After 8 years of building her successful plastic surgery practice in New York, she returned to her hometown in 2011. At first, the decision to move into Austin had her worry about her surgical career. There was no single plastic surgery clinic in Austin like there was in Houston, Dallas or Manhattan. She also worried that the people of Austin were less interested in plastic surgery due to the natural green environment of the city. However, when she landed in Austin, Dr. Walden had two patients waiting to have their breasts augmented.
Dr Walden mainly focuses on cosmetic surgery where she specializes in breast augmentations, eyelid lifts, face lifts and rhinoplasties (nose jobs). She also performs liposuctions on the inner thighs, arms and on the abdomen. The cost of each procedure varies due to the complexity of the process. An augmentation costs $7,000, a nose job runs for $8,000 to $9,000 and a face lift costs $10,000.
In her field, there are few women represented in a total of 8,100 plastic surgeons in the country. There are at least 851 female plastic surgeons and only 180 of them are registered with the professional organization of board certified cosmetic surgeons. In addition, only a few of them live in Texas.
Dr. Walden picked cosmetic surgery to help other women improve themselves. According to her, surgery was a way to improve a woman’s self-confidence and give her better quality life. “Instead of hating her appearance, surgery can make her happy,” says Dr Walden.
Dr Jennifer Walden hopes to inspire many young women to pursue careers in business and medicine. She is a mentor to female pre-medicine students who often seeking advice on how to succeed in their careers. “I am a highly organized woman who has the internal drive and a personality that leads me to excel in every aspect of my career,” says Dr. Walden.