Meet Dr. Buenaventura

Susan Kelly Buenaventura, MD, FACS, MD, FACS


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 Dr. Susan Buenaventura is a Yale trained board certified plastic surgeon and Medical Director of The Sendi Cosmetic Surgery Center, Inc.  She offers aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgical procedures including breast implants, breast reductions, breast lifts, breast cancer reconstruction, tummy tucks, liposuction, eyelid surgery and face/neck lifts.

She performs surgery in her fully accredited AAAASF (American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities) accredited office surgical suite with board certified anesthesiologists and at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. 

Dr. Buenaventura received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia followed by a Master of Science in Toxicology from The George Washington University. She received her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the Medical College of Virginia.  Her general surgery residency training was a five year program at Yale University where she served as Chief Resident. She completed her Plastic Surgery Fellowship at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Charlotte.  She has been in practice in Alexandria, VA (her hometown) since 1995.

Dr. Buenaventura considers it a privilege to practice the art of Plastic Surgery and LOVES her job!  She meets personally with each surgical consultation and enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them meet their aesthetic and reconstructive goals.  She is particularly proud of her wonderful office staff who give exemplary care to our patients.

On a personal note, she is married to David Sendi and has two children.  Their daughter Charlotte is a recent graduate of The University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and will be working for L’Oreal as a chemical engineer.  Their son Matthew is a recent graduate of Bishop Ireton High School and will be attending The University of Virginia to study engineering.  Dr. Buenaventura enjoys spending her free time with her family and loves pilates, reading, tea and classical music.  She is proud to practice surgery at INOVA Alexandria Hospital where her father, Frank Buenaventura MD, was an anesthesiologist for 32 years.  She is honored to have practiced Plastic Surgery with Dr. Michael Sendi from 1995 to 2005 in Alexandria, Virginia.


Top Plastic Surgeon  Northern Virginia Magazine 

TOP DOCTOR, Washingtonian Magazine


Member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Diplomate, The American Board of Plastic Surgery

Fellow of The American College of Surgeons

Board of Governors, Bishop Ireton High School 2011-2019

Chief of Plastic Surgery, INOVA Alexandria Hospital 2005-2017


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