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Dr. Jennifer Walden is one of most successful aesthetic plastic surgeons in the U.S. She is also an author, media commentator and lecturer.
Dr. Walden got her start in her hometown of Austin, Texas. After high school, she attended the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Biology. She went on to attend the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for training to become a plastic surgeon.
She ultimately ended up in Manhattan where she became an attending surgeon at the prestigious Ear, Throat and Nose Clinic. While in New York, she trained under her mentor world-renown plastic surgeon Dr. Sherill Alston. She also built a successful practice of her own before pulling up stakes and moving back to Texas.
Dr. Walden has been peer-nominated for honors in Texas Monthly Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar, where she was named one of the top surgeons in the U.S.
Now that Dr. Walden is a single mom, she is doing a pretty good job of balancing her work life with parenting. She admits it’s not simple.
Dr. Walden is a rarity in her field. Of the just over 8,000 plastic surgeons in the U.S., only about 800 are females. She specializes in tummy tucks, breast augmentation, vaginal rejuvenation, nose jobs and Botox.
When choosing a plastic surgeon, Dr. Walden insists that the person should be one that you’re comfortable with. “If this person is someone you don’t feel is a good fit for you, find someone else.” She also says a person has to be realistic about results. “Sometimes people want the pie in the sky and it simply isn’t achievable.”
In the meantime, Dr. Walden is running her successful business in Austin. She was a bit worried about how such a conservative state would feel about plastic surgery but was pleasantly surprised when she discovered she had appointments before her plane hit the tarmac.