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


"I set up a consultation with Dr. Foley for a breast reduction, which is something I have wanted for years. After my initial consult, we were able to get the surgery scheduled for the following month. Dr. Foley and his office staff were excellent to work with every step of the way. No question went unanswered and I was very well informed on what to expect going into the procedure. My recovery was smooth and without any issues. I am 8 weeks post op and I’m thrilled with the results! I would highly recommend Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central PA!"



"Performs meticulous work - Relaxed atmosphere - carefully listens and satisfactorily answers questions by providing well understood explanations. Plan of care and any possible complications are effectively covered. Supporting staff is friendly and knowledgeable."



"Mommy Make Over - Dr. Foley is compassionate and attentive in addition to being highly skilled. He performed an implant exchange, a breast lift and tummy tuck on me last fall. I’m extremely pleased with my beautiful, natural looking results. He takes the time to understand your desired outcome and to answer any questions. Dr Foley is invested in giving his patients the absolute best results. His team are welcoming and make you feel at ease. After having such a wonderful experience with my surgical procedures, I plan to have Dr. Foley and his team take over my cosmetic injection routines. I highly recommend Dr. Foley. "



"Circumferential Lower Body Lift - Originally went to discuss a thigh lift and after talking with Dr. Foley and discussing options I settled on a lower body lift and could not be more happy. Dr. Foley did a wonderful job, explained everything thoroughly and answered any and all questions every step of the way. I highly recommend him. The care and procedure were absolutely seamless. Pain afterward was minimal. No narcotics needed. Just over the counter pain relievers. Would absolutely do it again. "



"Let me start by stating that the staff at Dr. Foley's office, both at the front end and back end, are absolutely incredible. They are very personable, greeting you warmly when you arrive and remembering who you are. They treat you with decency and respect, making the whole experience pleasant from the moment you walk in. The back end office staff are gentle, kind, and mindful of the reason you're there, ensuring you feel comfortable and cared for. Dr. Foley is absolutely phenomenal. He exceeded my expectations with my abdominoplasty. I'm only two weeks post-op today, which is why I'm not posting a picture yet, but I will in due time. I couldn't be more pleased with the results, especially the location of the incision and eventuall scar. During my initial consultation, Dr. Foley was very detailed about what to expect and how the procedure would be conducted. I felt extremely comfortable with him. After reviewing his previous work and hearing about his expertise, I’m glad I chose him. I vetted several doctors not only in this area but also in Berks County and near Philly, and none came close to the level of work Dr. Foley provided. His bedside manner on the day of surgery, along with the staff at the surgery center, was absolutely phenomenal. They were very caring and detailed about what they were doing, when they were doing it, and why they were doing it. I felt thoroughly cared for, which is exactly what you need when undergoing a surgical procedure. If you're considering any kind of plastic surgery in PA, I would a thousand percent recommend Dr. Foley and his staff. I’ll post a picture in three months when I'm further along in my recovery."



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