Meet Dr. Buenaventura
Susan Kelly Buenaventura, MD, FACS
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 cancer reconstruction, tummy tucks, liposuction, eyelid surgery and face/neck lifts.
Caring for breast cancer patients is one of her passions and she is an advocate for breast cancer
reconstruction. 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.
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 where she served as Chief Resident was at Yale
University. She completed her Plastic Surgery Fellowship at
The University of North Carolina. She has been in practice in
Alexandria, VA (her hometown) since 1995.
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.
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. Their son Matthew is a senior Bishop Ireton High School, loves Math and is on the Varsity Tennis Team. She
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 2019, 2020,2021
TOP DOCTOR, CASTLE CONNOLLY 2021
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