Rhett High, MD

Dr. Rhett High joined Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center in 1996 and is actively engaged in the practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1999, and he was re-certified in 2009. Dr. High completed his undergraduate bachelor of science degree at Pennsylvania State University He then went on to attend medical school at Johns Hopkins University, his general surgery residency at the University of Florida and his plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. High was also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina. Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery: 1999 (Re-Certified 2018)


  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • North Carolina Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pretty in Pink Foundation for Breast Cancer Support
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hospital Privileges:
  • Rex Healthcare, Duke Raleigh Hospital, WakeMed Main Campus, WakeMed Cary, WakeMed North, Johnston Memorial Hospital

Education Background:

  • Undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree at Pennsylvania State University
  • Medical School Johns Hopkins University
  • General Surgery Residency University of Florida
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Adam Purzycki, MD

Dr. Adam Purzycki grew up in southern New Jersey in a family of 5, with an older brother and a younger sister. He went to college at Gettysburg College where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology.

He then went on to medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, which is where he developed a passion for plastic surgery. He was active in research with the plastic surgery department and presented some of his work at the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association annual conference.

With a passion for plastic surgery, he matched at his top choice for residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Purzycki then went on to complete a year long breast fellowship with renowned plastic surgeon Stephen Vega in Rochester, NY. This included both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery.

He has been practicing in the Raleigh area since 2016 with a focus on all aspects of breast and body cosmetic surgery, as well as breast and skin cancer reconstruction.

Dr. Purzycki married his high school sweetheart, Megan. They have 4 children – Carly, Caleb, Molly, and Levi. He loves spending time with his family and being outdoors – camping, hiking, and distance running.


This is going to sound so cliche but Dr. High literally changed my life. I was about to turn 50 (I don’t look my age) and my dream was to celebrate my 50th in Aruba and be able to wear a bikini again. Pregnancies had left me with excessive skin so I wanted a tummy tuck. In August of 2022 I had my procedure. I contemplated going to Miami but in the end I chose to stay locally. I’m so glad I did because the aftercare I received and scheduled check-ups were greatly appreciated. Dr. High, the anesthesiologist, and nursing staff were great. Dr. High was very honest about the results I could expect. I had stretch marks over my entire midsection and now it’s just a few around my new navel. My incision scar scared me at first but I was trusting the process. It healed nicely into a perfectly shaped bikini line scar. I do plan on covering it with a tattoo later on down the road but my bikini bottoms hide it just fine. My stomach is flat and smooth. No more fupa. I told my fiance I had to have one ‘hot girl summer” to wear all the form fitting clothes I didn’t feel comfortable in before. The way clothes fit me now, it’s like I’m a new person. I love my results. I literally cried the day I tried on one of the bikini’s I purchased for my trip. It really is life changing. So thanks to Dr. High I will be enjoying myself in Aruba at Soulbeach fest 2023 in my bikini. I can’t thank him enough.

Nina J.

I have had a “mini” tummy tuck by Dr. High. I have wanted to have this procedure for years now and finally decided to go for it when I met Dr. High and the staff at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center.

Everyone has been kind, caring, and helpful.

I am pleased with my experience thus far and look forward to seeing my final results once I heal over the next few weeks/months.

The pricing was competitive and Dr. High’s professional experience along with portfolio helped me feel confident in choosing him as my surgeon.

Update: So nearly 1 month and a half later and I am absolutely in LOVE with my results already ✨ Thank you for the amazing experience and results. I couldn’t be more pleased.

Natascia E.

Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Nurse Linda helped me a lot.

Jan P.

Dr. High is absolutely an amazing doctor. Very thorough, bedside manner is excellent, he cares about his patient’s and has been there every step of the way during my breast cancer. He explains things very detailed and makes sure you understand.

Theresa T.

I am very happy with Dr. High. He did my Abdominoplasty and blepharoplasty about two months ago (June 2018). All the ladies in my family go to Dr. High for anything and everything (Breast lifts, breast reduction, fillers, TT). I can’t say enough enough about him. He’s very patient with me. I can ask him a million questions and he’s always willing to help. He has never been rude or demeaning toward me at all. His staff always tries to accommodate for me being that I travel often. I think their pricing is reasonable compared to what I’ve seen in the upper East. I went to about 6 different doctors before finally making a decision. I don’t regret going to him. and his team. And I have to say, he did a great job with my incision. I’ve seen some really sloppy work on some other people. He did mine perfectly.

I’d also like to give Kudos to Dr. Mertz (Anesthesiologist). The day of surgery I wasn’t sure if I was doing the right thing or not and I was extremely nervous. Dr. Mertz was so comforting. Thank you Dr. High, Michelle, Catherine, Dr. Mertz and the rest of the RPS staff! I truly welcome your southern hospitality. 🙂 Your NY/NJ girl.

Erika P.

I had a peel done by Katie today. This was my first time and I was nervous. Not only that, I’m terribly insecure about the issues with which I’ve been dealing. She put me totally at ease, gave me hope and a strict regimen to follow (that she even wrote down for me since I have memory issues.). At the end of my visit I was also given samples to help me take care of my skin for maybe a week. By the time I run out I hope to be in a place to purchase my own skin care products – through them. But I’m leaving feeling hopeful. I haven’t felt that in years. You just can’t put a price on that! Thank you Katie for your professionalism, knowledge, and clear, concise instructions. You’re appreciated. And thank you, from my soul to my Sissy, Tammy, for the gift that enabled me to be here today. It’s a start. A start I deeply needed. To all reading this, I’d definitely give this place a chance.


The Plastic Surgery Center is highly recommended. Also had an excellent experience at the adjoining MedSpa, both having a very professional staff and outstanding support. Highly recommended for anyone, women or men, who want to correct and improve their appearance.

Grayson T.


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They showed real concern for me. Did a wonderful job with my surgery. Called to check on me when I went home. Every one there are wonderful caring people. I highly recommend them.
Linda H.
Dr. High is amazing. I feel truly gorgeous. I had great results with zero complications. Staff is friendly, efficient, accommodating, and discrete. Highly Recommend!
Jessi B.
Great experience here! Raleigh Plastic Surgery has a great patient care coordinator, Catherine who is sure to help you any way she can
Annie C.
Dr. High and his staff are wonderful! I would recommend them to anyone. I have nothing but positive things to say about this excellent team!
Brooke W.
Dr. High is a very gifted and caring surgeon! He has earned my total trust as a patient! I have selected him twice!! The nurses are extremely professional and compassionate, too!
B. Mennan

Have been coming to RPSC for years. Feel Dr High and his staff have always been very professional and kind. Always appreciate Dana and her help with scheduling appts.

Y. Vauus

Dr High and his nurse are wonderful! Not only are they knowledgeable but also compassionate. They took the time to listen to me and thoroughly answer my questions. Another important quality for me is that they both had a great sense of humor!

J. Brett

Dr. High and every nurse that I’ve had contact with has been wonderful. Dr. High has taken the best care of me through a long journey and I’m truly thankful for him. His expertise and knowledge and care has been excellent.

P. Jhonson

Dr. High’s knowledge and personality put me at ease.
Tina was also knowledgeable and helpful.

C. Hughes

The care, concern, expertise in the field was par none! Excellent across the board!

A. Long

Dr. Purzycki and his staff are wonderful. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

S. Barton

Dr Adam’s take his time to hear your concern and take his time to check you and he is always polite and respectful.

J. Bellon

As usual with Dr Purzicki feel very comfortable!!!!!

Z. James

I have and will continue to recommend Dr Purzycki

S. Kulk

Very informative. Staff very friendly and made me feel comfortable

A. Wheaton

I love the reception area and the women who checked me in and I love Dr Purzycki

C. Green