Dr. Theodore Foley

Meet Dr. Foley

Theodore T. Foley, MD FACS is the Founder, Owner, and Medical Director of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania. As a board-certified Plastic Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Foley strives for excellence in his skill and agility so he can care for his patients with dignity and respect. Dr. Foley guides the practice to serve the Greater Harrisburg area plastic surgery needs and desires. Dr. Foley brings both compassion and skill to his patients. Always looking for better, more effective methods of reaching his patients' goals, Dr. Foley is proud to have the first UltraShape Power machine in Harrisburg for nonsurgical fat reduction. His advanced techniques in face, breast, and body rejuvenation and enhancement create natural, long-lasting results.


Skills and Specialities

Dr. Foley combines his surgical skills, modern techniques, and advanced medical technology to produce natural, attractive results for patients. Dr. Foley has a wide range of interests and abilities in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.  Some unique features of his services include his surgical techniques for breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, surgical fat grafting, facelifts, and non-surgical non-invasive body sculpting techniques. The unique theme and motivation to these services is how to provide the most aesthetically pleasing results for patients with the least amount of downtime and discomfort. Dr. Foley uses the high lateral tension abdominoplasty to give patients an appealing, hour-glass figure. This type of abdominoplasty is more thorough than other types and produces much more aesthetically pleasing and natural looking results. Dr. Foley has found that the MACS facelift gives patients great results with a minimally invasive technique for faster recovery. Since fat tends to start appearing where it's not wanted with age and disappearing from areas that need the added volume, Dr. Foley has invested a lot of time in learning and practicing fat grafting techniques. Dr. Foley uses fat transfers to create natural results in breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, facial rejuvenation, and hand rejuvenation. Dr. Foley is very proud to have the first UltraShape Power and VelaShape III devices in Harrisburg. These non-invasive, non-surgical instruments enable permanent fat destruction and/or skin tightening and cellulite reduction respectively. The fabulous and unique features of these instruments is that they are reported to be the most efficacious (reducing fat by up to 32% in the treatment area) non-surgical instruments which also are the most comfortable treatments for the patients. Hence, Dr. Foley is providing the non-surgical body sculpting to patients with minimal downtime and maximal comfort. He continues to bring his patients the best results by keeping his techniques and technology on the cutting-edge.

Education and Training

Dr. Foley started his education at Villanova University in Pennsylvania  graduating magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a completion of his pre-medical requirements. He continued his education at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School in Illinois where he earned his Medical Doctorate (MD). For further training, Dr. Foley completed a plastic surgery residency at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Penn State University, Hershey, PA. Dr. Foley is proud to be a practicing Fellow of the American College of Surgeons who is board certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. To learn about new medical technology and techniques, Dr. Foley attends many continuing education courses and workshops so he can provide the best care and service to his patients.

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow (FACS)
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • Dauphin County Medical Society, Member

Awards and Honors

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition from Vitals.com
  • Healthgrades.com Honor Roll
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Resident Teacher of the Year (2009-2010), Penn State
  • Stephen H. Miller Award for Outstanding Teaching by a plastic surgery resident (2009-2010)
  • Melvin Leichtling Oncology Research Award, selected to represent The Chicago Medical School at the Midwest Student Medical Research Forum, presenting research on the chemotherapy drug, Cladribine
  • Selected to the Chicago Medical School Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Combat Lifesaver
  • Honor Graduate Chemical Officer Basic Course
  • Sibert Award (leadership resulted in my chemical company being selected as the best in the United States Army)
  • US Army Air Assault School
  • US Army Airborne Course
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (National Premedical Honor Society)
  • Army ROTC Ranger Challenge
  • Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
  • Dean's Engineering Creative Design and Technical Writing Competition Award
  • Distinguished Military Graduate
  • Dean's List
  • Most Outstanding Cadet in Army ROTC
  • Phi Kappa Phi (National Academic Honor Society)
  • Recognized at Villanova University to Who's Who Among American College Students for exceptional service to the community, leadership potential, and potential future contributions to the community
  • Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)

At Home

In his spare time, Dr. Foley enjoys spending time with his family. He enjoys teaching his children about medicine and encouraging them to pursue their academic interests. As a previous avid runner who ran many marathons, Dr. Foley is continuously pursuing maintaining his health with exercise and he enjoys biking and swimming. He especially enjoys riding Peloton, which his cousin helped to develop.

Medical Privileges


"Dr. Foley treated me for a skin cancer removal and he was great! I had previously gone to 2 other surgeons for other skin cancer procedures and they were terrible compared to him. He was kind, companionate, very knowledgeable and patient. The entire staff was very nice and efficient. They were very clean, quick to get in and Dr. Foley called me himself with the pathology results - which I feel says a lot! He even had me come in when I had questions. I would highly recommend him to everyone!"



"I came to Dr Foley after several failed reconstruction surgeries after a bilateral mastectomy. I was devastated & in pain. From the time I entered his office, I was put at ease & knew I was in good hands. It was the best office & surgical experience I’ve ever had. Best of all, I look and feel like myself again. His expertise has restored me…. I’m one very pleased and grateful patient!!!"



"I have had two procedures performed by Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery. In both cases, there was a simple, yet articulate explanation of the procedure as well as an opportunity to ask questions afterward. Very clean, very efficient and the entire staff was welcoming and professional."



"I used Dr. Foley for a breast reduction and a tummy tuck and let me tell you, I am in love with my body and it’s only been 3 weeks and I haven’t seen the final results yet. I have always been heavy chested growing up and after having 3 babies, I’ve had that mommy pouch I could not get rid of. I can can definitely say that this is the most I have felt comfortable and confident in myself thanks to Dr.Foley. Now onto his staff, I can’t say anything bad about them. As soon as you walk in they have the biggest smiles on their faces and take you back into the rooms right away. They are always there to help and are so kind and pleasant to get along with. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to get something done."



"I was referred to Dr. Foley by my Dermatologist to remove a lump in a sensitive area of my neck. Dr. Foley explained everything in detail, answered all of my questions, and made me feel at ease. My surgery went well and I highly recommend him."



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