Plastic surgery is one of the complex medical procedures in the medical field. It is a male dominated field with over 8, 100 Board-certified surgeons in the USA, only 851 are women. For women who make it to cosmetic plastic surgery is a rarity and one such a woman is Dr. Jennifer Walden from Austin Texas.

She gives her opinion on why there are few women in plastic surgery and says that it is because of the length of time it takes for one to become a fully-fledged plastic surgeon. One has to go through post-medical school which takes at least five years and then one to two years of fellowship before becoming a surgeon. All this means delaying childbearing for women. Her reason for undertaking plastic surgery is to empower women through her work. Surgery builds up the self-confidence by helping them improve their appearances.

Dr. Jennifer Walden grew up in Austin and was an Integrated Plastic Surgery Resident at the University of Texas, Medical Branch in Galveston. While at the school, she was recognized as a salutatorian of her class. She then did her Fellowship Aesthetic Surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. She also has a BA, Biology from the University of Texas at Austin.

After completing her Fellowship, she built a very successful practice in cosmetic plastic surgery in New York City before returning to her hometown, Austin in 2011 where she started her private medical practice, Jennifer L. Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in Westlake Hills and later opened a satellite in 2014 in Marble Falls, Texas.

She has been practicing surgery for eight years in a row now, and she focuses solely on cosmetic surgery such as facelifts, breast augmentations, rhinoplasties and eyelid lifts. She also does liposuction procedure on inner thighs, arms, and the abdomen as well as minimally invasive procedures. Click here to know more.

She has also worked in various capacities. Dr. Jennifer worked at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat as the Aesthetic Surgery Program Director. While in New York, she also worked Aston Plastic Surgery as the Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon and Associate before moving to Austin, Texas.

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