Dr. Rhett High

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

Dr. High’s Reviews

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!

Betty M.

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.

Kelli J.

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!

Kim K.

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.

Penny J.

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

Connie L.

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.

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.


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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.
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.

Upon arrival.. I was greeted promptly. The wait was not long. Tina was phenomenal. Dr. High was so patient, professional and thorough. Everything was explained to me after and I left excited about my next appointment. I would strongly recommend Dr. High to anyone.

Ginny K.

Excellent service and make you feel totally at ease with the procedures. Highly recommend.

Merry M.

Dr. High and Tina were very personable and easy to talk to.

Laura P.

Dr. High is always so kind and caring and Tina is very friendly and great to work with!

Jamie O.

I’ve been wanting a breast lift for many years after nursing each of my children. Recently I lost a significant amount of weight (over 100 pounds) and now I need a breast augmentation as well. I interviewed a few doctors and chose Dr. Rhett High after a comforting consultation with him and his office staff. Nothing flashy- just a great down-to-earth doctor who compassionately explained what was entailed in the procedure. He was honest and explained what he would do and what the recovery would be like. He owns his entire facility and performs surgeries every day. His experience is also what was part of my consideration. After not even a month, I was back to my full daily workouts and at 6 weeks I was completely healed. I went from being a full double D when I was overweight to less than an A after my weight loss. I told him that I wanted just to have a nice figure again and showed him pictures. I’m a full C now and I love how I look and feel. I highly recommend Dr Rhett High!