Plastic and cosmetic surgery has become the new savior for people especially women who want to look great. It gives them the confidence to do whatever they want in life without having to worry about their looks. But with such good looks, we have to look back and thank the people who have helped us achieve such looks. In Austin, Texas, one of such person is Dr. Jennifer Walden, a cosmetic and plastic surgeon.
Born in Austin, Texas to a surgical nurse mother and dentist father, Dr. Jennifer Walden was introduced to the world of medicine at her tender age. She grew up in Austin and attended Anderson High School. She has an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Texas. She later attended University of Texas Medical School where she graduated as the salutatorian of her class.
Dr. Jennifer did her residency at the University of Texas in Integrated Plastic Surgery. She later did her Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery at Manhattan Eye, Throat and Ear Hospital. After her Fellowship, she practiced cosmetic plastic surgery at the heart of New York City. In 2011, Walden decided to move to her hometown of Austin where she opened her own private cosmetic and plastic surgery practice. Her, Jennifer L. Walden Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center is situated in Westlake Hills and has a satellite branch in Marble Falls.
At her Medical Center, she specializes in different plastic and cosmetic surgery treatments. Some of them include; face-lifts, rhinoplasties, eyelid lifts and breast augmentation. She also practices liposuction procedures on arms, inner thighs, the abdomen and other minimally invasive procedures.
Jennifer Walden’s interest in plastic and cosmetic surgery was driven by the desire to empower women through the work of her hands. Plastic surgery helps build up self-confidence in women by improving their looks. However, becoming a plastic surgeon for a woman is not a ride in the park. There are only about 851 women plastic surgeons in the US out of over 8,100 board-certified surgeons. This minimal number of women in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery is driven by the hurdles women have to go through in order to become full-fledged surgeons. Jennifer says that the length of time one takes is too long which means women have to delay bearing. Post-medical school alone takes over five years, and then there are two years of Fellowship before one becomes a surgeon. But despite, all the hurdles Jennifer had to make it through and become one of the best plastic surgeons in the country.