Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden has a lot on her plate these days. And she’s loving every minute of it. Not only is she one of the best plastic surgeons in the U.S., according to Texas Monthly Magazine, she’s an author, philanthropist and in-demand television personality. She has appeared on The Today Show, CBS, CNN and ID Discovery, to name a few.
Of all the things she’s accomplished, she admits that the birth of her twin boys Houston and Max are her greatest achievement. Her busy lifestyle left little room for relationships. So, she opted for in-vitro fertilization. “Being a mom is much harder than plastic surgery,” says Dr. Walden. “It takes a lot of effort and commitment.” The birth of her boys was a major reason why she opted to leave her thriving Manhattan business and return home.
The University of Texas honor graduate attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Walden went on to perform her fellowship at Manhattan’s prestigious Eye, Ear and Throat Clinic.
She performs breast augmentations, tummy tucks, eye lifts and rhinoplasty. People spend thousands of dollars to look good. Surgeries can run anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000. Some come in for lesser invasive procedures like Botox treatments.
Dr. Walden says she loves being in a field that is dominated by men. Male cosmetic surgeons outnumber women 10 to 1. Dr. Walden says the industry can be a bit tough, and you have to have thin skin (no pun intended). She also believes far less women enter the field because of the extent of training. This often means delaying starting a family.
Dr. Jennifer Walden love her work. Her most recent surgery was on a childhood friend who wanted breast augmentation. Dr. Walden says she is very happy that she could help her friend improve her looks and self image.