The cosmetic plastic surgery field is dominated by male doctors in the United States. Dr. Jennifer Walden, Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon in Austin, TX acknowledged there aren’t many women doctors who enters the medical specialty. During an interview with Texas Monthly, in 2012, she said there are approximately 8,100 board certified plastic surgeons in the nation, according to MD Monthly, on May 25th, 2016. Of the total certified plastic surgeons, only 851 are women and 180 are members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In Texas, she is among the estimated 12 female board certified surgeons.
Dr. Walden received inspiration to enter the medical field from her parents. Her mother was a surgical nurse and father was a dentist in her hometown. They taught her the importance of work ethics and providing services to people. With support of her family, she successfully completed undergraduate studies in Biology from the University of Texas. Immediately after receiving her bachelor’s degree, she began graduate studies and earned her PhD from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Walden completed medical residency training and moved to New Yok to pursue a career in aesthetic surgery.
Dr. Walden is proving to thousands of women in America that they have the power to reach for the stars and become a successful professional and single mother. After working in New York for some years, she moved back to Austin and started her on practice and surgery center, Walden Cosmetics. Dr. Walden believes the best place to raise her twin sons, Rex and Houston is her hometown. Her decision to return home is one the best professional moves for her career. She is one of the top aesthetic surgeons in the State of Texas and has become a leader to inspire other young women to consider cosmetic surgery as a career that’s ultimately dominated by men.
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