Susan Buenaventura, MD

The Sendi Cosmetic Surgery Center, INC
5425 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304

About Dr. Susan Buenaventura

Dr. Susan Buenaventura is a board certified plastic surgeon and is the medical director of The Sendi Cosmetic Surgery Center, Inc. She is an active member of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at INOVA Alexandria Hospital, as well as a member of The INOVA Breast Care Institute; an advocate for breast cancer reconstruction patients, a member of the Medical Society of Virginia. She performs surgery in her fully AAAASF accredited office surgical suite and at INOVA Alexandria Hospital.

Dr. Buenaventura received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from The University of Virginia and 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 and chief residency in surgery was completed at Yale University and she completed her Plastic Surgery Fellowship at The University of North Carolina. She has been in practice in Alexandria, VA (her hometown) since 1995.

She has made numerous presentations on breast cancer reconstruction and cosmetic surgery and has been published in Annals of Plastic Surgery “Outpatient Reduction Mammoplasty: A Review of 365 Cases” and “Cancer Research”.

Dr. Buenaventura considers it a privilege to practice the art of Plastic Surgery and LOVES her job! She meets personally with each consultation and enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them meet their aesthetic goals.

On a personal note, she is married with two children aged 13 and 9. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and devotes volunteer time at her children’s school. She loves violin, classical music, theater, ballet and tea and is proud to practice surgery at the same 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.

Credentials of Dr. Susan Buenaventura

B.A. Biochemistry, University of Virginia

M.S. Chemistry, The George Washington University

Medical School:
M.D., Medical College of Virginia

General Surgery Residency:
Yale University

Plastic Surgery Fellowship:
University of North Carolina

Societies – Memberships – Affiliations:
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Active member
American College of Surgeons
Medical Society of Virginia
INOVA Breast Care Institute, Member
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery (BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON)
The Medical Society of Virginia, Member
Board of Directors, Bishop Ireton High School

Hospital Affiliations:
Inova Alexandria Hospital (Chief of Plastic Surgery, INOVA Alexandria Hospital   2005-present)

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Top Doctor US News and World Report 2012

American Board of Plastic Surgery: 2000

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The Sendi Cosmetic Surgery Center, INC
5425 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304

Monday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm
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Testimonials from the patients of Dr. Susan Buenaventura

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

“The staff was friendly and professional…very helpful. I felt comfortable discussing questions with them. I am extremely happy with my results and would use Dr. Buenaventura and the Sendi Center again.”
(Bilateral breast implants, mini tummy tuck)
Kelly P.

Testimonial for Procedure: Male Breast Reduction Surgery

“Outcome exceeded my expectations. You can have confidence that your surgeon knows what she is doing.”
(Gynecomastia repair–male breast reduction)
Brian S.

Testimonial for Procedure: Liposuction

“The office staff is accommodating and helpful, extremely knowledgeable and creative. Dr. Buenaventura is outstanding!”
Judy J.

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Reconstruction

“Dr. Buenaventura and her staff were wonderful under the difficult circumstances. Her office is the best and will take good care of you and provide excellent results”
(Breast cancer reconstruction)

Testimonial for Procedure: Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

“I felt comfortable speaking with Dr. Buenaventura and her staff and am very happy wtih the results. Dr. Buenaventura and her staff were very patient in answering all my questions and were thorough in their explanations. I would recommend Dr. Buenaventura without a doubt.”
(Abdominoplasty–tummy tuck)
Joanna B.

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

“Amazing job”
(Bilateral breast implants)

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Lift

“Meeting with Dr. Buenaventura was very informative and she, as well as her staff, made me feel at ease. It exceeded my expectations. I believe the environment created on the first visit encouraged questions all through the process and I never felt rushed or brushed off. Definitely call and make an appointment. This is probably the most difficult step for most, but the process was professional, ran like clockwork.”
(breast lift and eyelid lift)

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

From the very first staff member to meeting Dr. Buenaventura, I felt completely comfortable and welcomed. I have gained so much confidence and am completely happy with my results. I felt all of my questions were answered.
(Breast implants)

Testimonial for Procedure: Liposuction

Dr. Buenaventura and her staff were absolutely wonderful! Friendly, welcoming and warm…I am extremely happy…everyone went above and beyond…”Do it, and do it with Dr. B and her staff!”

(upper eyelids and liposuction of arms)

Testimonial for Procedure: Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

…”thoroughly professional and attentive..I am very satisfied…all my concerns were addressed…”
“Dr. B has a peerless bedside manner and I have complete confidence in her”

(upper and lower eyelids)

Testimonial for Procedure: Liposuction

“Dr. Buenaventura is so gentle…the office staff is wonderful and nurturing…”Do it!”
(arm liposuction)
CM 2/2012

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Reduction

“Dr. Buenaventura and her staff are just terrific! Warm, welcoming! It’s the best decision I’ve made in a long time. If you are encumbered and uncomfortable because your breasts are too large for your body, seriously consider a breast reduction. Dr. Buenaventura is so warm, caring, reassuring, just so wonderful, as is her staff. I am grateful to her every day.”
(Breast reduction)
Renee C.

Procedures performed by Dr. Susan Buenaventura

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Scar Revision
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
  • Brachioplasty (upper arm lift)
  • BOTOX®
  • Collagen® Injection
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Wrinkle Reduction By Injection
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Male Breast Reduction Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Spider-Vein Treatment
  • Thigh Lift
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
  • Browlift (Forehead Lift)
  • Lip Augmentation/Enhancement

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