Jennifer Walden, MD, is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She completed her aesthetic surgery fellowship in New York City at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. She stayed in New York for a number of years where she established a successful plastic surgery practice. She moved back to Austin, Texas in 2011 and founded her current practice, Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center.
Dr. Jennifer Walden has been in practice for 13 years. She specializes in cosmetic surgery including eyelid lifts, rhinoplasties (nose jobs), face-lifts, liposuction, and breast augmentation. Her profession is mostly made up of men, with only about 850 women in the industry performing as plastic surgeons in comparison with over 7000 men doing the same job. Additionally, when it comes to members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there are only 180 women in this leading professional society and just 12 or so in Texas.While being a woman in a male-dominated industry can be very tough, Dr. Walden has turned it into a positive. The vast majority of plastic surgery is performed on women, over 90% in fact.
Many of these women feel a lot more comfortable talking about the work they want performed with another woman like Dr. Walden, especially when it comes to certain parts of their bodies.Dr. Jennifer Walden has talked about why she entered the industry despite the challenges a woman faces in it. She said that early on she learned that, unlike what many people think, having plastic surgery is not an exercise in vanity. Instead, many women have surgery done so that they can feel more confident about themselves and have a better quality of life. She enjoys helping people every day and giving them an appearance that makes their lives just that much better.