Dr. Richard E. Cummings has performed more than 8,000 breast augmentation procedures. He is known for his skill and artistry in breast enhancement, and his expertise and contributions to the field of breast surgery has won him acclaim from both patients and plastic surgeons across the globe. With more than 30 years’ experience, Dr. Cummings can add volume to the breasts and help you attain your aesthetic goals.

Please take a look at Dr. Cummings’ biography, and contact our plastic cosmetic surgeon if you would like more information on his credentials and achievements.


Richard E. Cummings, MD earned his medical doctorate at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. He attained his General Surgery residency and internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, and the Miami V.A. Hospital. Dr. Cummings completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to his surgical education and training, Dr. Cummings graduated from Brooklyn Preparatory School in Brooklyn, New York and Manhattan College in Riverdale, where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Achievements and Accomplishments

Dr. Cummings began his private plastic surgery practice in 1984, and serves as the Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. He is known throughout the region and within medical circles around the world for his expertise in breast augmentation procedures.

In addition to his skills in plastic surgery, Dr. Cummings is an accomplished athlete and has competed in triathlons all over the United States. He is also an avid skier, golfer, and tennis player. Dr. Cummings and his wife Crystal have five children, and reside in both Kinston and Wilmington, North Carolina.

Please contact Dr. Cummings for more information, or to schedule your consultation.