Announcing Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center Fellowship

Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center is now offering cosmetic surgery performed by cutting edge plastic surgery fellows at a discounted rate. The fellows will be under Dr. Walden’s superb supervision in her practice. These surgeons have trained at some of the nation’s foremost plastic surgery training programs. Dr. Walden is a clinical assistant professor in the Dept. of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern and enjoys teaching to the next generation, and only accepts extraordinary candidates who show a tradition of excellence in their previous schooling and training.

Aesthetic Surgery Fellow January 2020-June 2021

Dr. Atencio will be Dr. Walden’s new associate beginning July 1, 2021

Daniela Atencio, M.D.

Daniela AtencioHer passion for delicate and complex surgery inspired her to pursue a career in Plastic Surgery which she completed at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
She learned from nationally renowned plastic surgeons and obtained extensive training in the entire spectrum of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. During her training, she also pursued scientific research focused on facial aesthetics with publications and presentations at national meetings.
Throughout her life, she was fortunate to travel and live in several countries. Those experiences allow her to appreciate different cultural backgrounds and communicate with her patients with empathy and clarity. Dr. Atencio also has a passion for wellness, fitness, and a balanced, healthy lifestyle. She enjoys doing yoga and Pilates to strengthen the body and mind. She believes in the power of self-love and confidence and hopes to make the transformation journey a fun and exciting process for her patients to achieve results well beyond the surface.
Dr. Daniela Atencio is an outstanding surgeon, a confident and kind person. Her surgical interest is focused on face and breast aesthetics, as well as body-contouring surgery. She has extensive training and experience in both surgical and non-surgical modalities and has come to Austin to master the Art of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery under the Mentorship of Dr. Jennifer Walden. Dr. Daniela Atencio is also bilingual, speaking English and Spanish.

Dr. Atencio has her own injectables and laser clinic at our Northwest Hills MedSpa! Onsite she will help direct the operations of the medspa as well as provide expert services as a fully-trained plastic surgeon.

La Dra. Atencio tiene su propia clínica de láser e inyectables en nuestro Northwest Hills MedSpa! En el lugar, ayudará a dirigir las operaciones del medspa y brindará servicios expertos como cirujano plástico completamente capacitado.


Su pasión por la cirugía delicada y compleja la inspiró a seguir una carrera en Cirugía Plástica que completó en la Universidad de Illinois en Chicago. El aprendió de cirujanos plásticos de renombre nacional y obtuvo una amplia formación en todo el espectro de cirugía plástica reconstructiva y cosmética. Durante su formación, también siguió la investigación científica centrada en la estética facial con publicaciones y presentaciones en reuniones nacionales.
A lo largo de su vida, tuvo la suerte de viajar y vivir en varios países. Esas experiencias le permiten apreciar diferentes orígenes culturales y comunicarse con sus pacientes con empatía y claridad. El Dr. Atencio también tiene una pasión por el bienestar, el fitness y un estilo de vida equilibrado y saludable. Le gusta hacer yoga y Pilates para fortalecer el cuerpo y la mente. Ella cree en el poder del amor propio y la confianza y espera hacer del viaje de transformación un proceso divertido y emocionante para que sus pacientes logren resultados mucho más allá de la superficie.
Daniela Atencio
La Dra. Daniela Atencio es una excelente cirujana, una persona segura y amable. Su interés quirúrgico se centra en la estética facial y mamaria, así como en la cirugía de contorno corporal. Tiene una amplia formación y experiencia en modalidades quirúrgicas y no quirúrgicas y ha venido a Austin para dominar el Arte de la Cirugía Plástica Estética bajo la Mentoría de la Dra. Jennifer Walden. La Dra. Daniela Atencio también es bilingue, habla inglés y español.



Aesthetic Surgery Fellow Beginning on July 1, 2021

Dr. Tori Aimé

Gk5ycapnstzsodeircpiDr. Tori Aimé is a female plastic surgeon with a background in biomedical engineering and a native of Arizona, and will be our aesthetic surgery fellow beginning on July 1, 2021! We are lucky to have Dr. Aimé joining us in Austin, Texas for the 2021-22 academic year. Follow her at @dr.tori_aime on IG!

Dr. Aimé will complete her integrated plastic surgery residency at The Mayo Clinic Arizona this June, and she attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. During medical school, she conducted scholarly research in the area of mucosal immunology, as well as honing her interest in the field of surgery. As an integrated plastic surgery resident, Dr. Aimé discovered the field of aesthetic surgery and applied her knowledge and academic background into creating beauty for her patients and conducting important research in the field. She has already written and been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Aesthetic Surgery Journal on critical topics of patient safety such as the article “Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis: A Survey of Plastic Surgeons’ Practices”

Screen Shot 2021 03 28 At 11.54.54 AMIn her previous years, Dr. Aimé received her undergraduate and graduate training in biomedical engineering from Arizona State University. Her research interests at that time included wound healing, phage therapy, biofuel cells and STEM education. Dr. Aimé is an avid proponent of quality teaching and education and come from a family of educators. Clinically, she is interested in aesthetic surgery safety, congenital and acquired malformations/deformations and their impact on human form and function, as well as areas of expertise and interest the following: healthcare and biomedical science include plastic & reconstructive surgery, immunity, wound healing, medical devices, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.



Past Aesthetic Surgery Fellow January 2019-June 2019

Nicole Phillips, M.D.

Nicole Phillips Austin TX
Dr. Nicole Phillips is a graduate of the Harvard Plastic Surgery program, where she trained in the full spectrum of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. She then pursued an international fellowship in aesthetic surgery in Gold Coast, Australia, and is thrilled to be coming to Austin for the next step in her journey.
She completed her undergraduate studies at Brown University and obtained her medical degree from the prestigious University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
In 2018, Dr. Phillips was chosen from a national pool of applicants to serve as resident ambassador to the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. As part of her responsibilities in this role, she hosted monthly podcasts about plastic surgery featured on YouTube and in the Apple iTunes store. She was also elected by her peers to be the resident representative to the Harvard Plastic Surgery Executive Committee, and she has published numerous articles and book chapters on various topics in plastic surgery, including upper body contouring and gender disparities.
Prior to her career as a surgeon, Dr. Phillips was an actress and singer in New York City. She brought her unique perspective and artistic sensibility to every patient encounter. She is also an avid runner and has completed several marathons, including the 2016 Boston Marathon.


Past Aesthetic Surgery Fellow July 2019-June 2020

Rebekah Zaluzec, D.O.


Dr. Rebekah Zaluzec, our aesthetic surgery fellow, joins our practice from Chicago, Illinois. She is a board-certified general surgeon – with six years of clinical experience in one of the busiest trauma centers in Chicago, Mount Sinai Hospital!

In addition to her experience in general surgery, she is also a board eligible female Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon.

  After completing her general surgery education, Dr. Zaluzec continued to advance her skills and passion for surgery by pursuing a Plastic and Reconstructive fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There she focused on both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, performing over 2,000 procedures in her 3 years. Dr. Zaluzec has published papers in both aesthetic and reconstructive journals throughout her fellowship.
While at the University of Illinois, she was fortunate to work extensively in the Craniofacial Center, which is the oldest established center in the country, where she received extensive training in facial reconstruction for all types of patients. Her passion for high-quality surgical education and experience brings her to Austin, TX and The Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center.
All aspects of personal health and wellness of the body are a passion for Dr. Zaluzec. She holds a bachelor’s in science in Kinesiology (study of human movement/exercise physiology) from Arizona State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Prior to beginning her formal medical training, Dr. Zaluzec completed a yearlong apprenticeship with Power Pilates. She has a true, lifelong passion for health and fitness, and helping her clients and patients meet their fitness, personal and aesthetic goals. Her surgical interests focus on breast and body rejuvenation and reconstruction as well as facial aesthetics. She is also fully trained in non-surgical modalities such as Botox and filler injections and non-invasive fat reduction.

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