Dr. Walden: A Successful Professional and Mother
Dr. Jennifer Walden of Austin, Texas, is a well known plastic surgeon who founded her own private plastic surgery practice and ambulatory surgery center. Beginning her career training with the best cosmetic surgeons in Manhattan, in 2014, Dr. Walden was as one of Harper’s Bazaar’s 24 Best Beauty Surgeons. She has been featured in several media outlets as an expert commentator on plastic surgery.
Dr. Walden is also on the Board of Directors of Modern Aesthetics’ and Plastic Surgery Practice’s Editorial Board. She was also elected to serve on the Board of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Additionally, she co-authored a textbook for her profession, called Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Jennifer Walden is known for her warm and friendly demeanor, putting her patients at ease. She is a grounded person who works hard to improve her patients’ looks and let them feel better about themselves.
Dr. Walden attended The University of Texas at Austin where she earned her bachelor’s degree and continued on to study medicine. She graduated as Salutatorian of her class, and decided to pursue plastic surgery because she loved the medical factor combined with the artistry and creativity of the practice. She attended the plastic surgery program at UT Galveston, followed by a post-residency aesthetic surgery fellowship program in Manhattan. While practicing in Manhattan from 2004 to 2011, she learned the business side of aesthetic surgery and built a growing practice.
In her late thirties, Dr. Walden decided to pursue a family herself by getting pregnant through in-vitro fertilization. Her twin boys were born in November of 2010, which led her to return to Texas to be near family.
Once in Texas, Dr. Walden effectively reestablished her business. Her successful business continues to grow, with 90% of her patients being outpatients who go home the same day they come in.
Dr. Walden hopes to inspire young women to pursue careers in business and medicine with confidence. She relays the message to younger females that having both a career and a family requires organization and planning. Young women need the personality and drive to sustain their education, career, and family and self well-being throughout their lifetime. This requires making difficult decisions about priorities. It is critical to have a support system. This may be in the form of a supportive spouse, professional childcare, or nearby family, a woman who has a demanding career, as well as children, can’t do it alone.
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