If you’re unfamiliar with Jennifer Walden, she is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon; in fact, Dr. Jennifer Walden is one of the few female plastic surgeons, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in America. Dr. Walden attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning her B.A. in biology in 1994; from there, she received an MD degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1998, and in 2003, she completed her residency in integrated plastic surgery with the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Dr. Walden currently has a cosmetic surgery practice in Austin, Texas; she is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the spokeswoman for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. According to an article in Texas Monthly, Dr. Walden specializes in cosmetic surgery, which encompasses rhinoplasty, face-lifts, and eyelid lifts. Although Dr. Walden currently practices in Texas, she previously had a tremendously successful practice in New York City for over seven years; she opened her private practice, Aston Plastic Surgery, in 2004, after completing her fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital.
Dr. Jennifer Walden has received considerable praise for her work in cosmetic surgery, most notably being awarded “The Janet N. Glasgow Memorial Award and Achievement Citation,” which she received in 1998 from the American Medical Women’s Association. Additionally, Dr. Walden received the “The Mavis P. Kelsey Excellence in Medicine Award, which was presented by the Kelsey-Seybold Foundation of Houston, in 1998.
Although cosmetic surgery is often seen as an occupation mired in vanity; it can also be seen as a medical profession with the capacity to restore not only one’s physical appearance but also self-esteem. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between physical appearance and the perception of one’s self-worth. Practitioners, like Dr. Jennifer Walden, are changing the lives of many people, simply by being the best in their chosen profession.