Dr. C. Cayce Rumsey III – Northeast Florida Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Rumsey

As founder of Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, Dr. C. Cayce Rumsey III is a board-certified Northeast Florida plastic surgeon who knows what it takes to achieve superior results. Offering a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures for the face, body and breast, Dr. Rumsey works closely with patients in order to fulfill their aesthetic goals. As the first full-time plastic surgeon in the Beaches’ area, Dr. Rumsey has been providing high-quality care, cutting-edge technology and extensive expertise for years. Dr. Rumsey has seen his practice grow from a staff of 3 to a plastic surgery powerhouse.

A Tuscaloosa, Alabama native, Dr. Rumsey entered private practice in 1993 and the following year, he founded Ponte Vedra. Since its inception, it has grown to include the very best doctors and staff around. With a philosophy of treating patients with the same respect as he treats his own family, Dr. Rumsey has transformed immeasurable lives throughout his career. When not touching lives in the office, Dr. Rumsey loves spending time with his wife and 3 children at their Ponte Vedra residence.

Specialties and Skills

While Dr. Rumsey is an all-around trained and skilled plastic surgeon, his specialties include cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Namely, he has a special interest in performing abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery, a variety of breast surgeries, and facelifts.

Education and Training

Dr. Rumsey graduated from the University of Alabama, School of Medicine in 1986. Following medical school, Dr. Rumsey completed 7 years of surgical training. At the University of Florida and the University of Tennessee, Dr. Rumsey completed a 3-year Plastic Surgery residency and fellowship.


Board Certification – The American Board of Plastic Surgery 1995

1977 – 1978 University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama

1978 – 1981 Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama, Cum Laude Graduate-Bachelor of Science

1982 – 1986 University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, Medical Degree

1986 – 1990 University of Florida, Health Science Center, Jacksonville, Florida, General Surgery Residency

1990 – 1991 University of Florida, Health Science Center, Jacksonville, Florida, Plastic Surgery Fellowship

1991 – 1993 University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Residency

Special Achievements

Since 1995, Dr. Rumsey has been board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is currently Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Baptist Medical Center-Beaches. Dr. Rumsey is also the current president of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons. He was previously president of the Greater Jacksonville Society of Plastic Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Rumsey is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 

Professional Memberships and Appointments

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

American Medical Association

Florida Medical Association

Duval County Medical Society

American Society Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons

Jacksonville Society of Plastic Surgeons

ASAPS Membership Application Committee

Board of Directors Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons

President, Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2014

President, Jacksonville Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2011 – 2013

Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery, BMC – Beaches, 2004 – 2014

Publications and Presentations

Augmentation Mammoplasty; A Retrospective Analysis, Rumsey C. - presented at the Tennessee Medical Association, April 1993

Zygoma Fractures, Rumsey, C. and Sargent, L.: Trauma Quarterly, October, 1992.



"Fantastic Surgeon - Dr. Rumsey did my face lift three years ago and did a wonderful job. When your hairdresser and another surgeon tells you the stitching is beautiful and you look amazing, well you know things went well. I was very happy with the after care as the nurse and Dr. Rumsey were patient and attentive to my needs. I would highly recommend him and do it again if I need it."



"I recently had a Neck and Lower Facelift performed by Dr Cayce Rumsey. I stayed overnight at their Ambulatory Surgery Center and went home the next morning. I was so pleased with all of the care I received. I received the most amazing results. Within 10 days, I was told I look 15 years younger by someone who knew I had the surgery done. People who don't know me can't tell I've had anything done because I don't have that "work done" look. My recovery has been amazing and would highly recommend this surgery to anyone who has sagging jowls, the bands that stick out in your neck or have the lines around your mouth that make you look like you have marionette lines. I am truly amazed!"



"Dr Rumsey is very professional and very professional. He does great reconstructive work. He's honest about procedures that aren't needed. The staff are all kind, professional and empathetic. They offer skin products, as well as all plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery needs. I never feel like they try to "sell" me on products. I've gone in twice and Dr Rumsey told me straight out ,"No," because he thought I'd be disappointed with results. What an honest doctor. I highly recommend him and his practice to anyone in need of a plastic surgeon!"



"Dr Rumsey is very professional and very professional. He does great reconstructive work. He's honest about procedures that aren't needed. The staff are all kind, professional and empathetic. They..."



"Dr Rumsey was great, very nice and informative. Great office and staff."



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