Dr. Walden Achieves A Family Life and A Medical Practice
Austin Texas native Dr. Jennifer Walden brings her plastic surgery techniques back to her home town. She graduated from Galveston’s University of Texas Medical Branch and quickly moved to New York City to begin her internship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat hospital. Once she completed her fellowship she began her own very successful practice in New York. She implemented all of the cosmetic surgery techniques she learned and enjoyed helping people. In 2011 Dr. Walden decided to move back to Austin and begin helping people from her home town. Dr. Walden performs various surgeries ranging from minimally invasive Botox to extensive surgeries like breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, face lifts and liposuction.
Dr. Walden is one of the 851 female board certified plastic surgeons in the United States. There are currently over 8,100 board certified plastic surgeons in the country. The plastic surgery industry is a predominantly male dominated field. Dr. Walden lent her expertise and co-authored the book “Aesthetic Plastic Surgery” in 2011 while she was embarking on her own practice. She feels that being a female plastic surgeon gives her an advantage over many of the male doctors in her field. About 90% of the people seeking plastic surgery are women and they generally feel more comfortable speaking with another female about breast augmentations and tummy tucks.
Texas only has about a dozen female plastic surgeons and Dr. Walden feels that this may be in part due to the fact that many women have to choose between their child bearing years or their career. A medical degree requires five years of post-medical school training after college and then another year or two of a fellowship prior to embarking on your own practice. A supportive family unit can help a female doctor achieve both the family life and career life that she hopes for.