Dr. Jennifer Walden is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. She’s formally fellowship-trained in Cosmetic Surgery. Recently, she moved her busy practice from New York City to Texas, where she was born and raised, in order to be closer to her family. She is a single mom to twin boys.
Dr. Walden first attended the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated with Honors with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. Walden then went on to the University of Texas Medical Branch, where she obtained her Medical Doctorate with Highest Honors. She also completed an externship in Miami at Plastic Surgery Associates.
Dr. Walden moved from Texas to New York after she was selected for a fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. This is where Dr. Walden learned the latest techniques for cosmetic surgery. After the fellowship, Dr. Walden practiced in New York for eight years alongside Dr. Sherrell Aston, who is a world famous aesthetic plastic surgeon. Dr. Aston is often referred to as a “surgeon to the stars”. Under Dr. Aston’s tutelage, Dr. Walden truly perfected her craft, learning the intricacies of a top cosmetic surgery practice.
Like Dr. Aston, Dr. Walden is often in the spotlight for the work she does. She has contributed her opinions and advice regarding mommy makeovers, celebrity plastic surgeries, and even teenage plastic surgery. Dr. Walden has appeared on a number of TV shows, such as VH1’s Plastic Surgery Obsession, ABC’s 20/20, and Dr. 90210. She is also quoted in Vogue, Self, and New York Magazine, among other publications.
Dr. Walden a rarity in the cosmetic surgery field, as this is a heavily male-dominated area. She has said that women feel more comfortable with her versus a male surgeon, because they don’t feel embarrassed discussing areas of their bodies they’re unhappy with. Dr. Walden’s goal is to make her patients feel good about themselves and empowered by their decisions.
Dr. Walden is also an author and philanthropist. She has presented a number of research papers which have won awards, and she co-wrote and edited a textbook entitled Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which also won an award.
Her philanthropy involves volunteering her time for the less fortunate. Dr. Walden is heavily involved in a program called Food in Tummies, or “FIT”. FIT provides weekend meals for underprivileged children who do not have access to nutritious foods outside of school.