Many people may not know that of all the board-certified plastic surgeons in the U.S. (about 8,100), only about 851 are women. So it’s rare for people to get a look inside the of the mind of one of the very best to do it. Enter Jennifer Walden, one of the most respected plastic surgeons around. With a focus in cosmetic surgery, Jennifer has been practicing for about 8 years. Whether it’s nose jobs, breast augmentation or face-lifts, make no mistake about it, she’s done it all.
Growing up in Austin, Texas, where only about a dozen of the plastic surgeons are women, Jennifer knew that she wanted to enter the field at a young age. She graduated with honors from the University of Texas as a salutatorian before returning home to practice.
Jennifer’s is indeed a rarity in her field. Many believe this is so because being a plastic surgeon requires lengthy training is college, that is often followed by an internship. This would delay the child-bearing process for a lot of women.
That said, being a woman has given Jennifer first-hand experience when dealing with a lot her patients. As the mother of twin boys, she personally understands the physical changes that the female body will go through in pregnancy.
And this is one of the reasons why Jennifer has chosen to specialize in cosmetic surgery. She knows the in and outs of what women will deal with and has a natural empathy for them. There’s no doubt that she offers a unique insight in her field. And hopefully, we’ll see more female plastic surgeons in the years to come and more