Jennifer Walden grew up in the large metropolis of Austin, TX. She graduated as the salutatorian from the esteemed University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and finished her fellowship in aesthetic surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. It was right after this she officially become a doctor and opened her own practice in New York City. After growing this clinic into a breakout success, she returned home to Austin to practice her craft. In the years since, she has even found the time to write a book, entitled Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
In a recent interview, she stated that she has been practicing plastic surgery for 14 years, focusing exclusively on the art of cosmetic surgery. Her work includes face lifts, nose jobs, breast enhancements, and eyelid lifts. She states that she also performs liposuction, although not as frequently.
She is proud of the fact that she is a bit of an anomaly in the world of cosmetic surgery, as of the over 8000 practicing plastic surgeons in America, only a tad over 800 are female. Of those 800 only about 150 are members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
She thinks that much of this has to do with the length of time that it takes to fully become a surgeon. With many women, this can mean a delay in having children, if they are so inclined. By the time medical school is over and the woman is settled into a career, her window of opportunity to safely birth a child may be over. This can be a huge turnoff to many women.