Dr. Jennifer Walden has been a practicing plastic surgeon for eight years. She grew up in Austin and graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed her aesthetic surgery fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. She built and led a successful practice in New York City, but relocated back to Austin in 2011.
As a surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden focuses her practice on cosmetic surgery, and that includes breast augmentation, eyelid lifts, face lifts, and rhinoplasties. As a female surgeon, she is a rarity. Out of 8,100 board-certified surgeons, there are only 851 that are women. She believes that she is a rarity as a female cosmetic surgeon because the process of schooling is a long time. It takes around five years of post medical school training and another two years for the fellowship. That is a long time for women who want to bear children. However, that is not the only issue. There is also the issue of cosmetic surgery not being as welcoming to female surgeons as it is to males. To know more about her click here.
The reason that Dr. Jennifer Walden wanted to because a cosmetic surgeon in the first place is to make people happy. As a feminist and liberal, she is often questioned on her career of choice. However, she sees cosmetic surgery as a way for women to improve upon themselves through surgery, giving them the confidence and quality of life that they desire. If surgery makes women happy, she sees no reason why she should deny them that in the first place.