Dr. Colin Failey

Find Out About This Double Board-certified Plastic Surgeon At The Peer Group In New Jersey

Florham Park board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Colin Failey performs cosmetic surgeries on the breastbody, and face. He specializes in breast and body surgeries that include breast augmentationtummy tucks, and liposuction. Dr. Failey’s sole focus is to provide his patients with exceptional care and outstanding results. He is grateful for the many patients who have placed their trust in him to enhance their inherent beauty through the careful selection of individualized treatments.


Dr. Failey has the experience and technical skill necessary to perform an array of cosmetic procedures and has produced life-changing transformations for countless patients. He has had extensive training in cosmetic plastic surgery. As one of our doctors at The Peer Group, he performs an array of operations, including breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and rhinoplasty. Dr. Failey also offers non-surgical treatments that range from Botox and fillers for wrinkles and volume loss, to the Fraxel laser, which he utilizes for skin resurfacing and scar improvement.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Failey is equally passionate about changing the lives of women who require breast reconstruction following a partial or complete mastectomy for breast cancer. His dual training in plastic and general surgery allows him to better understand the complexities of the surgical management of the breast so he can help guide his patients through this physically and emotionally challenging process. For patients undergoing partial mastectomy, Dr. Failey performs an oncoplastic reconstruction to repair the partial mastectomy defect and, if necessary, he will operate on the unaffected side to ensure symmetry of the breasts. For patients undergoing unilateral or bilateral mastectomy, he offers the latest techniques in above-the-muscle (pre-pectoral) implant-based reconstruction, as well as the most advanced microvascular DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) and free-TRAM (transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous) flaps, which use a patient’s own abdominal tissue to reconstruct the breast or breasts without implants.

Education and Training

Dr. Failey received his medical degree from Albany Medical College and went on to complete an intensive six-year general surgery program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. His passion for plastic surgery led him to dedicate one full year of this training to research, investigating methods to speed and improve wound healing in a laboratory funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His efforts earned him a coveted spot in the plastic surgery training program at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Dr. Failey is double-board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He has also been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Surgical Philosophy

“My job is to listen to the patient and figure out how I can bring out the best person they see in themselves without turning them into someone else.”

Society Leadership

Dr. Failey currently serves as the secretary of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also the current chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson-Somerset Medical Center and is on the volunteer clinical faculty at Rutgers Medical School.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Failey maintains membership in numerous professional societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons (for which he is a ranking board member), the American College of Surgeons, and the Medical Societies of New Jersey and Morris County.

Certification and Licenses

Dr. Failey is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He maintains his current medical license in the state of New Jersey.


Dr. Failey does not participate in any commercial insurance plans or Medicare plans.