Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
542 South Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, California 91105 US
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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Recover - Pasadena California

Dr. O'toole is the best.. but which ever doctor you use you need to have your recover with Trinity Aftercare ..... Amazing service!!! Thank you Dr. O'toole and thank you Trinity Aftercare

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Gym Rat, Single Mom with a Flat Tummy Just Waiting to Happen! - Pasadena, CA

Only 6 days post-op and I'm in LOVE with my new belly!! DOT is a magician. He gave me the tummy I missed so much from my pre-baby days and if anything, it's flatter than it's ever been! I'm giving myself a washboard stomach for Christmas and Dr. O'Toole gave me the best head start ever! Worth every frickin' cent forever!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

43yo MM - BA/TT/UH/DR/Lipo - 2014 Summer for CHANGE!! - Los Angeles, CA

My PS is Dr. Martin O'Toole (owner and chief surgeon of Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery) in Pasadena, CA- just down the street from Old Pas, really beautiful modern gray and glass building with its own parking. I picked him out of 3 consults because he was a family friend of a good friend of mine who just had him do her BA - so I'd know where to find him if I needed to! Also, his location - about 15min from my house. His price$ - comparable to the lowest I heard. And most importantly, since my mom is a nurse, because he does his surgery in a surgical center across the street from his office (and currently building his own upstairs!) with a familiar emergency team readily available and right next door - Huntington Memorial Hospital... factors very important to me. He isn't all "rainbows and kisses" and I'm quite a chatty personality person, so I would've loved to have that social bond... But he is a very calm, very knowledgeable PS with 20+ years of experience and makes you feel like he knows what he's doing and is sure he'll do a good job- from helping to choose boob size, to being known for tight tummy tucks, to designing his own natural-looking BB. His staff is very nice- Sarah (pt coord) is such a happy and direct personality and Nadia (nurse) reminds me so much of my mom- skilled and gives her opinions. I like the professionalism of the office but would suggest that they update in terms of using more modern techniques like Exparel injections and technologies like the Vectra 3D imaging tv viewers that show you what you look like with different boob sizes. I went to 2 other PS consults. Dr in Beverly Hills- "boob capitol" of the world! But he was located in the heart of major traffic jams (for those of us who know the area), office where he performs his surgery was small and located on the 10th floor of a valet-only building! Can you imagine if there was an emergency??!! The nearest hospital was miles away- OMG. But the major neg was his bedside manner- not bad, just nonexistent... I didn't know what to ask so he didn't really give solid answers. Also, he wasn't PS board-certified. Oh and I was nervous as hell because he was my first consult and they said I could leave my undies on but I was so used to ob exams and took off EVERYTHING! So when he came in, he was like Oh! and then I realized... super embarrassing! But this guy was a friend that my husband knew and came highly recommended so too bad it didn't work out. The other consult was with a local PS very close to home. Kind of a gayish personality, which I really really like because he's so happy and bubbly and made me feel so comfy like we could go out for coffee and donuts after! A huge plus was his office had Vectra 3D imaging so I could pick whatever boobs I wanted and he could insert them virtually so I could see what I looked like with them in - on a big screen TV! Awesome! But he only had 10yrs experience and was quite pricey. Dr.O'Toole is a very serious, professional doctor. He doesn't act like your friend, he doesn't act like a salesman, he doesn't look flashy or like he's dipped in the pot and had all kinds of PS work tested on himself (haha). He's a what you see is what you get kind of doctor. He's very real, very present, is concerned about your needs and reassures you all will be well (and you will believe him), and he knows what he's doing. You can ask for what you want, but he'll tell you what you need. Professionalism all the way around.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tightening Monologues - Los Angeles, CA

Dr. O'Toole and staff are amazing people. They are very kind, empathetic and professional!! Dr. O'Toole has great presence and bedside manner. He listened and answered all my questions and would make sure I understood. Sarah, the office manager is very sweet and is very fast with follow up and questions! When I asked for referrals she followed up right away with three women. One of the referrals even met me at the office to see her results in person! This is the day of my surgery and I am so happy with my results!! I can just imagine how I will look in 1,3 and 6 months!! Lastly, he said he was a belly button expert, he truly performed art!!!:)

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Incredible Surgeon - Pasadena, CA

Dr. O came highly recommended by people I trust and I was blown away. Dr. O is an ARTIST when it comes to sculpting the body. He was an absolute professional, his staff is AMAZING, and his work is perfection. I will never go to another surgeon as he has gone above and beyond any of my expectations.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Never Too Old for a Mommy-makeover! Pasadena, CA

Absolute artistry & the highest level of professionalism. Dr. O'Toole really cares about his patients. The final results exceeded all my expectations. Highly recommended!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

You Never Know How Dedicated a Doctor is to You As a Patient Until a Problem Arises - Pasadena, CA

I was referred by a friend. Dr. O'toole is one of the best physicians I have come across, period. He was relentless in his quest that I receive the absolute best treatment possible, and, I did. During the additional 6 months of treatment that I required, he did not bill me at all. I recommend him to everyone who is looking for a skilled surgeon with a wonderful bed side manner, who really cares about his patients.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Still Groggy and Sore but Thrilled -Pasadena, CA

I had a lift and implant after losing 140 pounds with a vsg , weight loss surgery. Dr. Otoole did a beautiful Job on my cousins post bariatric work, was reasonably priced and just super kind and down to earth. Not at all cocky or arrogant like some drs I'd met while seeking a surgeon. I felt comfortable from day one. His staff is amazing and helper ease my fears through the process. Very sore, can't sleep but that's par for the course I suppose. He have me pain meds which really take the edge off and leave me feeling sore rather than in pain. Thanks to you Captain Awesome!!! You rock!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Tummy Tuck in July '10 and Breast Reduction/Lift in August '12 - Pasadena, CA

Reputation. Dr. O'Toole is the absolute best plastic surgeon. He is thorough in explaining the procedures, he listens to what you want and gives great advice.

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Smart Lipo Upper Arms - Pasadena, CA (Very Happy, Thank you Dr. Martin O'Toole)

I found out about my doctor from realself and reviews. I had such an amazing first experience... I choose to do my upper arms.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. O'Toole has hospital affiliations at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Huntington Outpatient Surgery Center, Arcadia Outpatient Surgery Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
    Medical: MD, Ponce School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Huntington Memorial Hospital
    General Surgery, Huntington Memorial Hospital
    Plastic Surgery, Scott and White Clinic and Hospital
    Texas A&M University College of Medicine

Treatments offered at Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery

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Worried About Tummy Tuck Internal Corset Stitching Sutures?

The deep sutures used to create the corset in a tummy tuck are actually plicating the edges of the fascia that envelopes the vertical rectus muscles.... READ MORE

Belly button healing properly? (Photo)

Your belly button appears to be healing as expected.  It will take many months for the scar to soften and fade.  The BioCorneum is an excellent c... READ MORE

I want breast implants with pulmonary embolism history...Possible?

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious complication that can occur after any surgery but most commonly after operations greater than one hour, or... READ MORE

Can I Massage my Breast After 3 Weeks of Capsular Contraction Removal Surgery?

Early implant massage is generally helpful after most types of breast implant surgery to lessen the chances of capsular contracture. I recommend it... READ MORE

BBL then TT or TT then BBL? (photo)

With a Brazilian Butt Lift, some of the transferred fat will not survive and some of the harvested fat will not be usable for transfer. Therefore, if... READ MORE

Can a Partially Deflated Implant Cause Pain?

When saline implants deflate, they usually deflate 100% in a very short time. Occasionally they can slowly leak over months. In either case, pain... READ MORE

Looking to Get Breast Aumentation, Do I Also Need a Lift? (photo)

The only way to correct your asymmetry is to do a breast lift. The volume difference can be lessened with two different sized implants if you do not... READ MORE

I currently wear a 32DD in bra size. Implant Size?

Based on your description, you could probably benefit from an implant 450cc or larger. The best way to determine the desired size is to try them on. I... READ MORE

I Did Breast Augmentation Five Weeks Ago And I Feel Like One Implant is Bigger Than the Other? (photo)

You photos are clearly showing an unevenness in both position and size. However, five weeks is too soon to determine if correctional surgery is needed... READ MORE

Can Any Improvement Be Made to my Belly Button? (photo)

I would not recommend anything at this time since it has only been two weeks since your revision. Any additional attempt should not be done for... READ MORE

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