It is a long and grueling process to become a plastic surgeon in Texas. It takes commitment, determination and a strong desire to succeed. There are hundreds of doctors to choose from, and the majority of them are men. However, there are female cosmetic surgeons who have included this hectic schedule in their own busy lives and attained their career goal. Only ten percent of all the plastic surgeons in the United States are female compared to 90 percent of cosmetic surgery patients being women.
The cost of schooling to receive a degree in this field can get into the thousands. The requirements to become a plastic surgeon include obtaining a Bachelor’s degree from a four year college and a Doctor of Osteopathy or Doctor of Medicine degree. Post graduate training in a five year residency program is also needed as well as three years of specific plastic surgery training. Once all of this is achieved, the applicant must be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery by passing the oral and written exams.
Dr. Jennifer Walden is one female plastic surgeon who has achieved all these requirements and more. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, she graduated from Anderson High School then attended the University of Texas and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. She achieved her Medical Doctorate from the Medical Branch of the same university then completed an externship with Plastic Surgery Associates in Miami. From there she did a fellowship with Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York. Needless to say, she passed the certification exams with flying colors. She remained in New York for eight years until she returned to her roots in Austin, Texas in 2011. There she established the Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center.
Dr. Jennifer Walden and her all-female staff meet and exceed the expectations of women searching for cosmetic procedures. Their facility provides numerous services targeting the face, breast, skin and other areas of the body. The latest procedures and equipment are used to make patients look and feel younger and more alive. Although most of her patients are female, she also has male patients who rely on her expertise in the field.