Dr. Jennifer Walden grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She graduated as the salutatorian of her class upon her graduation too. Following her education, she picked up and moved to New York City to build a very successful practice. She decided in 2011 to return back to her hometown.
A female plastic surgeon is not the most common thing around in the field dominated mostly by male doctors. In the 8,100 board-certified plastic surgeons in the country, only 851 are female. This hasn’t stopped Walden as she has been wildly successful and been sought out by many people from all over.
What Walden thinks makes her special is the fact that she has empathy for her clients. She can relate to many of their experiences in her own appearance. She mentions that she is the mother of seventeen-month-old twins and she has taken note of the changes her body has gone through since then. She can also admit with age that she, herself, has done Botox and had laser treatments to the face to help tighten the skin and remove the wrinkles.
One of the reasons was for her relocation back to her hometown was so that her sons can be closer to her family since she is a single mother. She had worried about opening up a practice and not having any clients up front but when she announced her move she already had two clients that booked appointments to have their breasts augmented. Instagram Photos.
When asked why she chose to go into this field and line of work, especially when she considered herself a liberal and feminist, her response was because she wanted to help women improve themselves and experience and enjoy a better life without having to beat up on their low self-esteem. She feels that she wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if she thought what she was doing was detrimental to herself or others or just creating vanity. In contrast, she feels like what she is doing is helping people look and feel their best.