Austin’s Special Woman: Dr. Jennifer Walden

Born in Austin, Texas, Dr. Jennifer Walden was a “natural” to enter the world of healthcare. Her father was a dentist while her mother was a surgical nurse. She realized her own attraction to medicine before the eighth grade. This happened as a result of one of her teachers telling her she had the hands of a surgeon.

The graduate of Anderson High School continued her education at the University of Texas at Austin where she earned her a bachelor’s degree in biology. She then attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where she earned her medical doctorate degree. Once she completed her residency training she moved to New York in order to pursue additional training in aesthetic surgery. Due to her exceptional abilities she became the associate of the world-famous aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Sherrell Aston. She remained in New York for eight years.

During this time she decided she wanted to become a mother. She then returned to Texas so her twin sons could be closer to her family. She also moved back to further her career in plastic surgery. Her career has become top-notch evidenced by the fact her peers nominated and selected her for honors in publications such as Texas Monthly, Harper’s Bazaar, and American Way. She is also aware that not only is she in a very specialized field in medicine, she is also in a specialized field mostly dominated by male doctors. There are 6,100 board-certified surgeons in the U.S. and a little more than 10 percent, 851, are female.

Dr. Walden prides herself on offering the latest in technology. This commitment also sets her apart from other plastic surgeons. One of her great pieces of technology is the 3-D imagery called Vectra. This offers patients the ability to visualize what they will look like before having a rhinoplastic or breast augmentations prodedures. She has also developed her own instruments for breast surgery.

Dr. Walden continually upgrades her vast knowledge and continues to add to her experiences with each passing year. She always stresses for her patients to have realistic expectations and to assure them they will be pleased with the final results.


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