Meet Dr. Buenaventura


Susan Kelly Buenaventura, 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 plastic surgical procedures including breast implants, breast reductions, breast lifts, breast cancer reconstruction, tummy tucks, liposuction, eyelid surgery and face/neck lifts.  She also performs injections of neurotoxins and fillers and lasers.

She performs surgery in her QuadA accredited surgical suite 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.  We are proud that our patients continue to come back for care, and refer family and friends.  

On a personal note, she is married to David Sendi and has two children.  Her daughter Charlotte is a chemical engineer with L'Oreal and a graduate of The University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering.  Her son Matthew is studying aerospace engineering at The University of Virginia and is a graduate of Bishop Ireton High School. Dr. Buenaventura enjoys spending her free time with her family and loves classical music, pilates, and travel.   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 in Alexandria with Dr. Michael Sendi from 1995 to 2005.


Top DOCTOR  Northern Virginia Magazine 

TOP DOCTOR, Washingtonian Magazine 

TOP DOCTOR, Castle Connolly

Member of The Aesthetic Society

Member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Diplomate, The American Board of Plastic Surgery

Fellow of The American College of Surgeons







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