About the editor Dr. Nikolay Serdev
National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Prof. Dr Nikolay Petrov Serdev, MD, PhD (b. April 26, 1948) is a Sofia, Bulgaria based board certified specialist in General Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery. He is both Professor and Director of the International University Program in Cosmetic Surgery at New Bulgarian University. Dr. Serdev is a graduate of the Sofia Medical University, and trained in General and then Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the Military Medical Academy, and Aesthetic Surgery, Aesthetic Medicine Medical Center in Sofia. He was a Deputy Head and acting Head of the Burns Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Department of the Military Medical Academy in 1991-1996 and National consultant in Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgery medical specialty at the Ministry of Health, Bulgaria in 2006-2008. His PhD Thesis concerned early diagnosis and treatment of “Stress Ulcers”. He has innovations and a Patent in Fresh keratinocyte treatment of open wounds. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Serdev, MD, PhD works recently as a aesthetic/cosmetic surgeon who has trained hundreds of doctors globally in aesthetic surgery and minimally invasive medical procedures. Dr. Nikolay Serdev is a founder member of the European Society of Aesthetic Surgery and the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a Honorary President of the Bulgarian Society of Aesthetic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine, Honorary Professor of the New Bulgarian University, the International College of Cosmetic Surgery, the South East Asia College of Cosmetic Surgery, Honorary member of the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery, South American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, French Society of Aesthetic Surgery and numerous other international societies, member of editorial and senior advisory boards of several European and International aesthetic surgery and medicine journals. Dr. Nikolay Serdev is the author of scarless Serdev Suture® lifts of face and body areas and pioneer in many mini-invasive cosmetic surgery techniques: ultrasound liposculpture of face and body, and leg elongation and beautification; T-excision and columella sliding rhinoplasty; Surgical and non-surgical body contouring, and combination approaches to facial volumising and rejuvenation; Hemorrhoid ligation without excision; avascular selective proximal vagotomy (S.P.V.) in gastro-duodenal-ulcer (GDU) and stress ulcer. Dr. Nikolay Serdev is a world authority in Ultrasound-assisted liposculpturing and VASER body contouring and has trained doctors from around the world in its basic and advanced techniques. The scarless Serdev Suture® lifting methods is used in all parts of the face and some of the body to correct early ptosis and flabbiness of the tissue. Dr. Serdev’s suture techniques are internationally recognised and are known as short downtime procedures. Serdev Sutures® for lifting and/or volumising undertaken on the face include, amongst others: temporal, supra-temporal, mid-face, and lower SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) lifts; brow lift; chin and cheekbone enhancement without implants; nose tip and alar refinement; ear correction. Scarless Serdev Suture procedures on other body areas include, amongst others: buttock lift; breast lift; inner thigh lift. In early ptosis these non-scarring elastic suture methods are an alternative to classic excision facelifts and body part dermolipectomies. Dr. Serdev divides his time between his clinic, the New Bulgarian University in Sofia and short travels for hands-on courses in countries of all continents. Dr. Nikolay Serdev authored many publications in surgery, plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, cosmetic surgery and medicine, original papers in leading medical journals, book chapters and has been appointed book editor.