Feminism in the operating room can seem like a negative bias. However, for the field of plastic surgery, that’s not the case. Dr. Jennifer Walden is a successful plastic surgeon located in the Austin, Texas area. She is putting a definite stamp on the meaning of feminism in the operating room. Dr. Walden is originally from Austin, Texas. She completed her schooling at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Upon completion, she moved to New York City where she completed her aesthetic surgery fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. While in New York City, she built a successful following and practice.
In the year of 2011, she moved back to Austin, Texas. Dr. Jennifer Walden is the storybook success of the area as she is one of few board-certified female plastic surgeons in the United States. Her primary focus is to help her patients achieve their intended result. One reason that Dr. Walden’s practice is so successful is that she is transparent with her patients. She believes that women can comfortably discuss their bodies with her because she’s not judgmental, she’s open about her body issues and history with cosmetic procedures and most importantly, because she is a woman. Though that may sound biased, many women are not comfortable discussing the problems they have with their bodies with a male surgeon, no matter how famous he may be.
One good example is a friend of Dr. Walden’s. She was a mother of three and had small breast that had stretched out due to breastfeeding. She had always been nervous about the procedure until Dr. Walden sat down with her. She took the time needed to understand the issue and the solution from the patient’s perspective. The patient ended up getting a breast lift and enlargement and is extremely satisfied with the results.