11-01-2016 Dr. Jennifer Walden
One of the 24 best aesthetic surgeons in the U.S., Dr. Jennifer Walden, has moved home. She is a recognized leader in her field and has spent her career training with the best surgeons available in her field, in New York City. She established a very successful practice of her own located in Manhattan before going back to her hometown of Austin, Texas.
Jennifer Walden is one of the very few women in history to have had an influential place on the board of the ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery). Aside from being an award-winning surgeon, she is also a published author. She has appeared regularly on many television programs and in many popular magazines.
She was born in Austin, Texas. Her parents had successful careers as a dentist and a surgical nurse. Dr. Walden had four siblings and they were all raised in a household where education was highly valued.
After high school, she sought her undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin and after being put on a waiting list, was accepted into medical school. She was determined to show everyone she was not meant to be a “second-choice” and ultimately graduated Salutatorian of her medical school class.
She finally decided on plastic surgery as her expertise because she fell in love with the creativity and artistry of it. She felt empathy for the mostly female patients who wanted to look and feel better. She entered a plastic surgery program and was accepted into a very exclusive aesthetic surgery program at the Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital of Manhattan.
Walden immediately fell in love with Manhattan and made her home there for 8 years. She started her own practice alongside her mentor, Sherrell Aston. She learned the business aspect of the industry and built her successful practice from 2004 to 2011.
After having her twin boys, Dr. Walden knew she wanted to raise her boys around her family, just as she had been raised. She was forced to start her practice again when she came back to Austin. Behind the support of her hometown family, she moved back home and reestablished her successful business. She finds herself very fortunate to “have it all” and she works extremely hard to keep it.