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 Medical Society
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • Dauphin County Medical Society, Member
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, 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


"Best plastic surgeon in the area! After exploring several options, I chose Dr. Foley because he was very qualified and knowledgeable. He was caring, professional and did a great job. He talked me through the procedure step by step. His staff was amazing and caring as well. He made sure I was pain free the entire time and put me at ease. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking plastic surgery."


Office Visit

"Amazing Experience - From the moment I made a simple phone call to see about the procedure I was interested in , I was treated with such patience, and kindness. The office staff are real gems. My consultation was fabulous Dr. Foley thoroughly explained the entire procedure to me. His bed side manor is superb. The day of surgery was so exciting, I can’t believe how smooth it went! He’s articulate and my abdominalplasty is living proof, I literally could not be any happier, he has changed my life completely!!"



"I was referred to Dr. Foley through a friend for removal of basal cell cancer on my upper lip.  Originally, I was scheduled for MOHS through dermatology at a local medical teaching facility.  The EOB - for the teaching facility - for the biopsy and initial visit showed very high charges, including a "facility fee" of over $700.  I was informed that I had to wait almost five months for the procedure. That's when I started looking for alternatives. Thankfully, I found Dr. Foley.  Cancer removed, clean edges, no scar and the procedure was done the week I called for an appointment.  The cost?  A small fraction of what is charged at the medical teaching facility. Did I mention the staff?  Very professional and friendly.   Lesson learned - getting the best health care solution does not have to be expensive."



"I was referred to Dr. Foley through a friend for removal of basal cell cancer on my upper lip. Originally, I was scheduled for MOHS through dermatology at a local medical teaching facility. The..."



"Dr. Folley and his team provide an excellent experience. There is zero pressure to have procedures performed. Dr. Folley has an excellent bedside manner, explains everything in detail, and does fantastic work. Another doctor of mine even switched his wife from another plastic surgery group to Dr. Folley. Don't hesitate if you are thinking of getting a procedure done. You will be in good hands and not regret the results."



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