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Meet Dr. Martin O’Toole

For decades, Dr. Martin O’Toole, MD, FACS, has been a premier plastic surgeon in Pasadena, California. A native of Southern California, Dr. O’Toole has been practicing in Pasadena since 1988. In that time, he has become highly regarded among his patients and fellow surgeons for providing exceptional and personalized results.

Dr. O’Toole believes in providing every patient with a professional, warm, and welcoming environment where they will receive quality care with beautiful results. He has an artistic flair and a passion for restoration, whether it is with breast, face, or body procedures (or restoring old cars).

Dr. O’Toole looks forward to meeting with you during your free consultation to get you started on your plastic surgery path.

Why Should I Choose Dr. O’Toole as My Plastic Surgeon in Pasadena?

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A Compassionate and Honest Approach

Compassion, honesty, and trustworthiness are virtues that Dr. O’Toole holds with the highest regard. He makes it his focus to ensure that each patient feels comfortable about the surgical procedure that he or she is about to undergo.

It is important to Dr. O’Toole to spend significant time with every patient during their consultation so that they will know what to expect during and after their surgery.

Commitment to Ongoing Research

Dr. O’Toole is dedicated to furthering his own knowledge and skill. He continues to pursue scientific research on plastic surgical procedures to ensure that he can provide the most advanced techniques and most desirable results to his patients.

Dr. O’Toole regularly attends national conferences on aesthetic surgery so that he remains up-to-date on the latest surgical innovations and improvements.

Extensive Areas of Expertise

As a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr. O’Toole has both an in-depth understanding of the body and an artistic eye. This allows him to achieve highly desirable results.

Dr. O’Toole has extensive training in breast surgery, body surgery, facial plastic surgery, and reconstructive plastic surgery. He is also trained in specialty areas including the use of lasers, microvascular surgery, congenital and craniofacial surgery, and hand surgery.

About Dr. O’Toole

Education & Training

Dr. O’Toole began his studies at the University of California, Irvine, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. He went on to earn his medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine. He completed his post-graduate internship in general surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital—including a year as chief resident.

Following this, Dr. O’Toole decided to turn to plastic and reconstructive surgery. He trained in this specialty at Texas A&M University College of Medicine/Scott and White Medical Center. It was this education and training that allowed Dr. O’Toole to develop a comprehensive knowledge of many types of reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures.

Awards & Acknowledgements

Over his decades of work, Dr. O’Toole has received numerous honors for his contributions to plastic surgery research. He has presented his work at the National Annual Meetings of the ASPS and is a contributing author for aesthetic and endoscopic surgery textbooks.

In addition to this, Dr. O’Toole was awarded the first prize for his research presentation at the Texas Medical Association convention, and he has been voted a “TopDoc” by Pasadena Magazine every year since 2012. He has also been featured in New Beauty Magazine for several years. He was featured on the Discovery Health channel as well.

Volunteer Work

Dr. O’Toole understands how important it is to give back. This is why he chooses to volunteer his time and abilities to patients who are underprivileged.

Dr. O’Toole has made several missionary trips to South America to operate on children with cleft lip and palate deformities, he performs tattoo removal for former gang members to eliminate any unwanted markings, and he is a volunteer faculty member of the surgical residency program at Huntington Memorial Hospital.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the outcome of my surgery?

    Patient satisfaction is extremely important to Dr. O’Toole. Before your surgery, Dr. O’Toole will spend significant time explaining your procedure and what expectations are realistic. He will also explain what your surgical options are if you are unhappy with or experience a complication with your surgical procedure.

  • Does Dr. O’Toole offer financing options for my surgeries?

    Dr. O’Toole understands the importance of cost when choosing a surgical procedure, and since plastic surgery procedures are elective, insurance often does not cover the bill. This is why he and his staff provide every patient with a detailed up-front cost during their free consultation. Dr. O’Toole is also happy to offer financing options through CareCredit™, ALPHAEON® Credit, and Prosper Healthcare Lending. He wants to ensure that plastic surgery procedures are available to any individual who wants them.

  • Where will my procedure be performed?

    Dr. O’Toole will perform your surgical procedure at Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery Center, his very own accredited facility—accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). Dr. O’Toole also has the privilege to operate in facilities and hospitals around the Pasadena area, including:

    • Huntington Memorial Hospital
    • Huntington Ambulatory Surgery Center
    • Arcadia Methodist Hospital
    • Arcadia Outpatient Surgery Center


“Dr. O’Toole and his staff are amazingly warm and comforting. I felt comfortable asking as many questions as I wanted and left feeling completely confident in my plastic surgery treatment. Dr. O’Toole was my breast implant surgeon and after 20 years, I wouldn’t go to anyone else for future body beautification needs. In fact, I love his work so much, that I have referred my mom and she has happily booked her appointment already. He is truly the best plastic surgeon! Love you all!”
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