Cosmetic Surgeons, often referred to as plastic surgeons, serve to alter, restore or correct body forms. While plastic surgery is in fact a type of cosmetic surgery, the field encompasses many different fields including reconstructive, craniofacial, hand, and micro surgery. Beauty surgeons are also often brought in to consult and correct damage caused by burns.
Cosmetic procedures have been dated all the way back to the Old Kingdom, around 3000 to 2500 BC. Most commonly throughout history it was practiced to repair damage to noses, what is now known as rhinoplasty. Today, reconstructive surgery is widely practiced and used for many different things. Sometimes it is, in fact, to alter ones appearance or regain lost youth, and sometimes it is used as an actual medical treatment. Most commonly, reconstructive surgery is used in tumor removal, scar repair, and breast reduction or reconstruction.
There are thousands of cosmetic surgeons in the United States, but some stand out far more than others. Dr. Jennifer Walden has achieved a long and impressive resume and found the ability to stand out in her chosen field. She is the owner of Jennifer L. Walden, M.D. PLLC and Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center, PLLC, based in Austin, Texas.
Walden is credited as an expert commentator about plastic surgery for ABC News, Fox News, VH1, E!, and Dr. 90210. She is a member of Plastic Surgery Practice’s Editorial Board of Directors and Modern Aesthetics’. She is also one of the very few women to ever be elected to serve on the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Board of Directors. Walden is also credited as a co-author for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Walden also spends her spare time volunteering. She has donated both her time and skills to correct cleft lips and preform palate surgery on infants. She also supports and works closely with a local food organization that provides weekend meals to children who do not have access to regular meals. Walden has also received the honor of being asked to work on the Executive Leadership Team for the Go Red for Women campaign which works to bring attention to the growing rate of heart disease in women. The group works side by side with the American Heart Association.