Cosmetic surgery has become a popular way for people to improve their appearance. Quite often this surgery is elective on the part of the patient and is not covered by insurance. Most surgeons who perform these procedures will have initial consultations with prospective patients to see if they are good candidates. Someone considering cosmetic surgery as a method of improving their appearance, should also be aware of what the procedure entails. People should make sure the doctor they use is licensed to perform this type of surgery. Having a procedure done by a non-professional could have disastrous results.

What Most Procedures Entail

Cosmetic surgeons are medical doctors licensed to perform surgeries that enhance a person’s features. Depending on the type of procedure, cosmetic surgery could involve the same risks as non-cosmetic surgery. A breast lift or breast implant is considered major surgery, for which the patient will be anesthetized. Liposuction, is still somewhat invasive, but the patient will be fully awake during the procedure. A breast lift, would require the patent to be hospitalized, while liposuction does not. Implant surgery of any kind usually requires a hospital stay.

A Board Certified Doctor

It is a good idea to choose a board certified cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Jennifer Walden has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She has also been formally trained in cosmetic surgery and is currently an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Walden also serves on the board of directors for the above mentioned society and has even written a best selling book. She began her practice in New York City at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat, but moved to Austin Texas to be near her family. In 2014 Dr. Walden was recognized by a Texas publication as being a Texas super doctor.

Dr. Jennifer Walden also takes an interest in issues concerning women’s health. She strives to teach women about the importance of self-empowerment and decision making. She ties these issues into her cosmetic surgery practice, especially in the area of breast health for women. Her excellent work speaks for itself, as was clearly visible in an article published about her in Harper’s Bazaar. She has also been the subject and guest speaker on a number of television programs including Fox News Channel and E!. She was also the cover model and featured subject in the first issue of the new Texas publication VIVE. There is no doubt Dr. Walden has definitely made her mark in the field of cosmetic surgery.