As a woman, Dr. Jennifer Walden understands first hand the changes our bodies go through after childbirth. That partnered with the rising pressure to be physically appealing can weigh heavily on some. The obstacles that many women face daily, as well as personal experience from her own life, led her to a career in Plastic Surgery. Raised by a dentist father and surgical nurse mother, Dr. Jennifer Walden was no stranger to the world of medicine. She, much like her parents, had a desire to help and heal others. After finishing high school, she set her sights on a career in the medical field. She studied biology at the University of Texas and went on to apply for the medical program at the school’s medical branch. While organically placed on a waitlist, Dr. Walden excelled in her studies, graduating as salutatorian of her class.
Upon completion of her residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch, she was offered a fellowship in aesthetic surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. She would remain at the hospital for just over seven years, before exploring the world of entrepreneurship. In 2004 she opened her own practice in Manhattan, which thrived for nearly eight years before she decided she was missing something in her own life. Always a family girl, Dr. Walden always knew she wanted children, but felt that her career and lifestyle didn’t allow much room for a meet and greet. Through the use of IVF, Dr. Walden happily gave birth to her twin sons Houston and Rex in 2011.
Shortly after their arrival, she closed her Manhattan practice and returned to her hometown of Austin, Texas to raise them with family. With the help of a strong and dedicated support system, she was able to quickly establish her practice in Austin. Today, Dr. Walden is one of the most recognized female plastic surgeons in the United States, and one of the only women to hold a seat on the American Board of Plastic Surgery.