Dr. Jennifer Walden says its good to be home again. The highly-successful plastic surgeon and mother of twin boys, opted to leave the big city and return to her Texas roots. Although it wasn’t easy leaving behind a thriving Manhattan practice, it was the best move to make after becoming a single parent.
Walden was listed in Harper’s Bazaar as one of the top 24 plastic surgeons in the U.S. Aside from beautifying the masses, Walden is also a local television personality, author and one of the only female board directors of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Her mother was a surgical nurse and her father was as dentist. After graduating from high school, she graduated from the University of Texas and went on to the school’s medical school. Although the industry traditionally has only a few women, Walden was determined to prove that she could be just as successful as any male in the field.
Dr. Walden credits her parents for instilling the value of education. All of her siblings are also highly successful professionals.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Walden did her post residency externship at the highly-renowned Manhattan Eye, Nose and Throat Clinic. Under the tutelage of her mentor Dr. Sherill Alston, Dr. Walden became a highly-skilled surgeon.
Dr. Walden’s new plastic surgery center has grown way beyond her expectations. She specializes in breast augmentations and facial surgeries. “Doing things to change problem areas of your body will help you raise your self-esteem.”
Dr. Jennifer Walden says starting over was tough, but necessary. “You have to work hard for what you want, and I’m a doer.” She says she wants other young women to follow in her footsteps. “You have to be organized and have you priorities in order.” Having a good support system is a must.
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