Dr. Jennifer Walden is a practicing plastic surgeon based in New York. She is known to have been one of the best in her medical class. She pursued an aesthetic surgery fellowship and the Eye Ear and Throat Hospital of Manhattan. She went back to her home city of Austin, Texas in 2011 to enable her twin boys to get a better raising close to their family. Dr. Jennifer Walden has had a lot of experience in the field of plastic surgery; encounters that have inspired her to write a book, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Walden was recently interviewed regarding her sterling career as a surgeon.
Dr. Jennifer Walden
Dr. Walden says that she has been practicing for eight years. She points out that she has a strong focus on cosmetic surgery such as augmenting of breasts, eyelid surgery, facelifts, and nose jobs. Breast augmentation costs about $ 7,000, rhinoplasty ranges between 8,000 and 9000, whereas facelift costs $ 10, 000. Dr. Walden also does lip suction procedures. She reveals that her practice and experience has also enabled her to venture into other minimally invasive surgeries including Botox and soft tissue fillers. She discloses that she is aware that there aren’t many female doctors trying out the cosmetic surgery field. She observes that out of the 8 100 cosmetic surgeons certified by the board, only 851 are women. She further notes that out of the 851 women, only 180 are members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; a leader among professional boards with the board-certified surgeons in the cosmetic surgery specialization. Dr. Walden further breaks down the figures to demonstrate the meager number of female cosmetic surgeons. She says that in Texas, there are only a dozen cosmetic surgeons.
Why So Few Women?
Dr. Jennifer Walden observes that one of the main reasons why there are few female surgeons, in general, is that one has to go through a five-year rigorous training after medical school. He points out that the training often involves another two years or so before one becomes a full surgeon. The long training means that childbearing has to be postponed. In addition, surgery is quite rough. It has not been inviting to women until recent times.