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


"My experience with Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania has been an experience worth bragging about! The front staff is very pleasant kind and always willing to answer all your questions no matter how many you may have! From my very first appointment with Dr. Foley he listened to my concerns and validated all of them. He literally brought tears to my eyes when he agreed that I indeed had Diastasis Recti. He saw what I was seeing after I had been shrugged off and looked at as crazy by other physicians. Dr. Foley is very caring and down to earth. He took his time with me and explained everything with my surgery in great detail. He listened to all my concerns and took them ALL into consideration and took steps to put my mind at ease to make me completely comfortable for my operation. His bedside manner is something you do not see often. I also liked that he focused only on what I wanted fixed and solely that. He did not bring up or pressure me to fix other things with my body. He is an honest caring trustworthy plastic surgeon. He will be my surgeon for any other procedures that I may need or desire in the future. If your looking for a good honest plastic surgeon look no further! I am in love with his work!! He made me look perfect and restored my body and gave me my confidence back!"



"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."



"I have been getting Botox injections every 3 - 4 months for years and did feel that it was no longer as effective as it once was. I heard a new alternative was Daxxify and that it can last 6 - 9 months, making office visits less frequent. Dr. Foley is one of the only doctors in the area offering this new neurotoxin and did an excellent job sharing the risks and benefits. I did get the injections the same day and noticed two days later I was nearly wrinkle free. I am now two weeks out and there is no movement to the areas, and I am super excited to see if it lasts as long as studies show. Thank you, Dr. Foley, for your excellent customer service!"



"Initially I was told by a friend that Dr. Foley had an excellent reputation for cosmetic surgery. That was so true as Dr. Foley presents as knowledgable and sincere as he assessed my droopy eyelid issues. He guided me through the process due to having too high blood pressure when we first met. The day of surgery went very smoothly as Dr. Foley explained the procedure and reassured me that it would go well. I have a diagnosis of dry eye and need daily eyedrops - however after the surgery my eyes were fine and I have had no problems. I noticed almost immediately that I could see better than prior to my surgery. The procedure was not difficult and I would do it again as Dr Foley is truly the best"



"I have to admit, I was scared when I found out I had skin cancer on my face. Was I going to look funny? Was I going to be deformed? Dr. Foley did a fantastic job. You can’t even tell that I had anything done. I would definitely recommend him!"



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