Plastic Surgery

Hometown girl makes good making people beautiful

The May/June issue of Austin MD magazine featured a profile of Dr. Jennifer Walden. Dr. Walden is one of the country’s most successful and well-regarded beauty surgeons. She grew up in Austin, attended medical school in UT Galveston, left the state to train with the best cosmetic surgeons in the world in New York City, and founded a successful practice in Manhattan before returning to her hometown to do the same in Austin. Her move back home closer to her family was motivated by the birth of her twin sons. Her credentials are impeccable (she serves on the board for American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and is one of the first women to ever do so), and she has a giant waiting list of patients eager to work with her at her private practice at Westlake Medical Center, where she maintains a private operating room.

Dr. Walden attributes her success to simple, constant hard work, and encourages anyone seeking to follow in her footsteps to be determined, disciplined, and unafraid to prioritize. She can back up her advice with results. In addition to being one of the very few accepted for a fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, she eventually served as their program director up until her return to Texas. She has also received many honors in her field, including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Award for the Best Scientific Exhibit by a Candidate (Vancouver, BC, 2004) and the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award and Achievement Citation given by the American Medical Women’s Association (1998).


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