What are Serdev Suture® Lifts?
Serdev Suture Lifts - Concept
Simply put - Serdev Suture Lifts are methods for scarless lifting and/or volumizing of different face and body areas. We achieve beautification / rejuvenation and longevity of the aesthetic result by lifting the mobile (hanging) tissues and stably attaching them to immobile structures.
For example - in mid-face, this scarless method allow us to lift and suture the loose zygomatic SMAS extension to the firm temporoparietal tendon insertion (and underlying temporal periosteum). The result is middle and lower face SMAS lifting, as well as cheekbone lift to a higher position. Tear trough, nasolabial and marionette folds are also resolved.
Dr. Serdev performs the procedures only through skin punctures, with the help of specially designed instruments. There are no incisions and excisions of skin. There are no scars! The marks from the needle punctures disappear and are no longer visible after a few days.
Atraumatic. No downtime.
Serdev Suture Lifts are mini-invasive and do not cause trauma, bruising or bloodloss. Subsequently, swelling is minimal to non-existant. Patients can resume their social and working activities on the day after surgery.
Also known as...
Serdev Suture Lifts have gained huge popularity, epecially in Latin America. In Brazil they have become known as Fio Bulgaro or Fio Elastico Bulgaro. Other names are Suture Suspension Lifts, Suture Lifts etc.
Dr. Serdev has developed over 20 techniques and their variations for the face and body.
For example, Serdev Suture techniques in the face include: lifting of eyebrows and corners of eyes, cheekbone lift, upper, mid-face, lower face and neck lift, chin enhancement, narrowing of the tip of the nose or the nostrils, and more.
Without a doubt, the most popular lifting is the scarless buttock lift, widely used accross the world, especially in the Americas. Other Serdev Suture body lifts are breast lift, inner thigh lift, abdominal flaccidity tightening.
Combining these cosmetic procedures ensures a beautiful and harmonious face, aesthetic volumes, angles, and proportions. Most importantly, surgeons can achieve these immediate results without scarring, with extremely short postoperative period and no "operated on" appearance.
Serdev Suture Lifts vs Thread Lifts
The word "suture" in Serdev Suture Lifts comes from the Latin Sutura and means "to bring tissues together". Surgeons and patients sometimes confuse our techniques to be "Thread lifts", due to the use of threads. However, the two methods have distinctive differences in their concepts and the used materials.
Threads in Thread lifts are mostly non-absorbable. They are inserted in the subdermal fat, where they hang freely, without stable fixation. Therefore, they rely on "barbs" or "hooks" to keep them in place. The lack of stable fixation leads to short-lasting effects.
In contrast, Serdev Suture Lifts use semi-elastic surgical threads and specially designed instruments. They aim to capture and lift the mobile tissues, then stably fix them (by suturing) to non-mobile structures. This fixation guarantees a durable aesthetic result. The human body absorbs the threads within 2 years, after the final fibrosis formation. Their limited elasticity is cruicial, because it permits the sutured tissues to move naturally, without cutting them (rigid threads act like scalpels).
"Liftings of The Third Millennium"
Prof. Dr. Nikolay Serdev, MD, PhD is a recognized master of face beautification not only in Caucasians, but also in Asians, African Americans, etc. Hence, he is frequently invited to lecture and demonstrate the beautification of the face on the base of the aesthetics philosophy in almost all continents and countries. Notably, during the International cosmetic surgery congress in Spain 2001, these lifting methods were called "Liftings of The Third Millennium".