April 14-15, 2016 – LA JOLLA, CA
Dr. Tortland spent two days undergoing private training with world renowned plastic surgeon, Steven Cohen MD, at Dr. Cohen’s clinic in La Jolla, California. Dr. Tortland sought out Dr. Cohen’s expertise specifically to receive training in how to perform facial cosmetic and aesthetic procedures using the patient’s own fat as a natural filler.
Since 2008 Dr. Tortland has been performing minimally invasive liposuction procedures to harvest the patient’s stem cells for re-injection for orthopedic conditions, such as arthritis and rotator cuff tears. (Dr. Tortland was the first physician in Connecticut to begin performing fat-derived stem cell injections.) So extending his treatment repertoire to include minimally invasive cosmetic procedures using fat and fat-derived stem cells is a natural extension of his existing skills. His use of fat for cosmetic purposes will be limited to facial and superficial skin; he will not be performing breast or buttocks augmentation.