Archive for the ‘Plastic Surgery’ Category

Plastic Surgery’s Top Doctors

April 10th, 2016

Plastic surgery has helped to change the way that people look and the way that they view aging. First, it is important to realize that there are two categories. For example, some might seek plastic surgery. Others might seek cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgery is generally performed on the patient to correct a specially diagnosed problem that interferes with the patient’s abilities. Cosmetic surgery is a totally voluntary treatment that is performed on the patient to improve the way they look. Medical officials state that the number of cosmetic procedures is steadily rising. The fact is that plastic surgeons like Dr. Jennifer Walden are consulted on a regular basis for plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery procedures.

Plastic Surgery’s Top Doctors People take a look at their face or body. They are disappointed with the way that they look. Perhaps, they notice wrinkles, crows feet, sagging jaw lines. The average person might opt for a nonĀ­surgical procedure like Botox, chemical peels, or laser sculpting. Certainly, these nonĀ­surgical treatments are hot topics around the water cooler too. Still, the best way to really make a big change in one’s appearance is with the help of a great plastic surgeon like Dr. Walden. Dr. Walden is a top plastic surgeon living in Austin, Texas. She performs a variety of plastic surgery procedures that include the most requested plastic surgery procedures and the top requested cosmetic procedures. Dr. Walden remains one of the most sought after plastic surgeons in the country.

Dr. Jennifer Walden. Dr. Walden decided to move her practice from New York City back to her home town of Austin, Texas. She also opened a new practice in the area that delivers the type of top quality medical treatment that her patient’s are able to rely upon.

Dr. Walden is a board certified surgeon and a member of several medical organizations. Dr. Walden is also a featured medical authority and medical figure that speaks on current medical topics at a variety of venues across the country.

It’s About More Than Beauty

October 15th, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Walden is a rarity in the world of plastic surgery. As a woman she shines in a field that has been entirely dominated by men. What is even more admirable about her besides her success as a plastic surgeon, is the reason that she took the arduous endeavor to become one. Part of that reason was to help women to empower themselves, to instill confidence and help them feel better about themselves which also included improving their appearance.

Dr. Walden believes that the part of the reason that there aren’t as many women in her field is the time needed to dedicate to this specialty. Dedicating five or six years or longer post medical school training and experience in a specialized field, and obtaining certification, may especially be challenging for those women who are wanting marriage and a family. In addition to that, since plastic surgery has been considered more of a man’s world, there is quite a bit of scrutiny and constant proving of oneself that women are subjected to. In Dr. Walden’s case, she welcomed it.

Her Journey

Dr. Walden grew up in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, graduating as salutatorian. After her residency there, she obtained a fellowship in aesthetic surgery from the Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. She remained there after her fellowship practicing for eight years and moving her practice to Austin, Texas. Though wary at first at whether Austin would have the demand for cosmetic surgery as New York, she soon found patients shortly after arriving.

She has found success not only as a board certified cosmetic surgeon, she is also an author of award winning research papers and co-author of an award winning textbook titled Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She has also been featured in numerous magazine articles. In 2014, she was included in Harper Bazaar 24 Best Beauty Surgeons in the United States. Dr. Walden is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. An even greater accomplishment considering her demanding schedule is mother raising twin boys.

For those women who are looking for a surgeon who can understand the complexities in how they perceive their appearance, Dr. Walden’s practice is certainly a welcoming place.

Jennifer Walden, American Beauty Surgeon

July 30th, 2015

Jennifer Walden, age 43, is an American plastic surgeon. “Harper’s Bazaar” named her one of the best beauty surgeons in the United States in 2014. Her private practice is based in Austin, Texas, with a satellite office in nearby Marble Falls.

Walden began her career in New York under the guidance of Sherrell Aston, one of the world’s foremost experts in cosmetic surgery. After completing a fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, she established her own successful practice in New York. Shifting priorities led her back to Austin.

Marriage and children were not on Walden’s radar when she was in school or starting her practice. During her late 30s, however, her maternal instincts grew strong. With no man in her life that she wanted to marry, she chose in-vitro fertilization. She gave birth to twin boys in 2010.

As a single mother, Walden wanted her sons to grow up surrounded by family. She had to start over with her practice in Austin, and she was not sure what to expect. She wondered if the residents in this “green city” were more inclined to a natural look and less receptive to plastic surgery.

“I figured I’d spend some days tapping my nails on the desk, waiting for the phone to ring,” she said in an article for “Texas Monthly.” By the time her plane from New York arrived in Austin, two patients were already booked for surgery. She soon learned that people wanted cosmetic work in Austin as much as anywhere in the country.

Walden, the daughter of a dentist and a surgical nurse, is proud of her success in New York and Austin. She focuses exclusively on cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation, face lifts, eyelid lifts and nose jobs. She also performs liposuction and dermal fillers.

Walden knows she is a rarity, as few female doctors go into plastic surgery. There are currently more than 8,100 board-certified plastic surgeons in the country, and only 851 of them are women. Even fewer women, only 180, are members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Walden thinks being a female plastic surgeon has advantages. “Many of my patients tell me they are more comfortable talking to another woman about certain parts of their body. They also know I will never look at them judgmentally,” she says.

In addition to her role as award-winning surgeon, Walden is a published author. She is also something of a media darling. Her writing appears in several magazines, and she is often featured as an expert commentator on ABC News, FOX News and other media outlets.

New Patient Care Process Developed by Dr. Rohrich Reduces Occurence of Hematomas

May 14th, 2015

Dr. Rod Rohrich, a distinguished professor of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Center and a leading member of the plastic surgeon community, has just published a retrospective study examining the occurrence of hematomas in facelifting patients. The main focus of the study was to assess the effectiveness of a special regimen Dr. Rohrich has developed which attempts to reduce hypertension and as a result reduce the occurrence of hematomas.

The study looked at the medical records of 1,089 patients who underwent facelifts under Dr. Rohrich’s care and compared the hematoma rate with that found in the established medical literature. It was found that Dr. Rohrich’s process, which is a combination of general anesthesia and hypertension limiting medications, leads to dramatically fewer hematomas than normal facelifting care. Dr. Rohrich’s patients were found to have an occurrence rate of 0.9%, the lowest rate ever recorded and substantially lower than the 2-8% occurrence for women and 13% occurrence for men.

This process is just another innovation of Dr. Rohrich, who is well known as an advocate for patient safety and comfort. When discussing the process, he explained that high blood pressure is a well known cause of hematomas and that his protocol was designed specifically to combat it. With the publication of this paper, plastic surgery patients across the country have gotten a little bit safer.