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Michael E. Decherd M.D. – San Antonio Plastic Surgeon

About Dr. Decherd

San Antonio cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Michael Decherd, is a fourth-generation Texas doctor who chose plastic surgery because he enjoys helping people look and feel their best. He believes when patients make the decision to have plastic surgery, they take a personal journey, which he considers a privilege to take with them. During his consultations, Dr. Decherd educates his patients on the many options that are available, and then works to provide them choices in a pressure-free environment so they can come to a decision with confidence.

Practice Philosophy


Education and Training

Dr. Decherd achieves optimal outcomes through a combination of meticulous attention to detail, a knack for listening, and extensive training. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and then completed his internship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for general surgery. Following his internship, Dr. Decherd went on to complete his residencies. In Galveston, he fulfilled his residency in otolaryngology head and neck surgery, and then he went back to the prestigious University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for his residency in plastic surgery.

Expertise and Specialties

Dr. Decherd believes that individuals who choose to improve their appearance through cosmetic surgery value themselves enough to make a life-changing decision. Over the years, he has witnessed how cosmetic surgery has benefited women, specifically those who have completed childbearing or achieved weight loss. He has transformed countless women with advanced techniques in breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, tummy tuck and liposuction. His celebrated “mommy makeover” creates beautiful results, and allows women to show their bodies with confidence and self-assurance. Dr. Decherd also specializes in eyelid and brow lift surgery, rhinoplasty and facelift procedures as well.

Higher Standard of Care

According to Dr. Decherd, "I know when a woman decides to have a procedure, she's making an investment in her appearance — that's a big deal." This is why his practice's philosophy is to make each patient feel as if he were their own personal plastic surgeon. Dr. Decherd takes the time to listen to his patients and uncover all of the possibilities so an effective treatment plan can be put into place. He shows them their potential results by using VECTRA® 3D imaging. As a classic Texan, his gracious, southern nature allows him to connect on a personal level. Dr. Decherd knows the value of having a dedicated staff, and his staff knows the value of a great plastic surgeon. Most of Dr. Decherd's staff members have been with him for years, and choose him to perform their own cosmetic procedures.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Bexar County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • San Antonio International Society of Plastic Surgeons

Interviews and Media

  • San Antonio Living, News 4 WOAI: "Mommy Make Over"
  • Great Day SA, KENS 5: Silicone Breast Implants
  • KTSA Radio: Liposuction
  • San Antonio Express-News: Breast Augmentation
  • San Antonio City Pages Magazine: Profile
  • Scene in San Antonio Monthly: San Antonio's Top Doctors
  • The Medical Patriot: Plastic Surgery and Teenagers
  • CosmeticSugery.com: JUVÉDERM
  • San Antonio Medicine: A Day in the Life

Awards & Accolades

RealSelf Top Doctor
RealSelf 500 Award San Antonio, TX – March 1, 2016 – Local physician Dr. Michael Decherd is one of 500 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 500 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf.

Medical Privileges

Reviews

"I had a tummy tuck from a well-known surgeon in Austin in January 2023 and it was a disaster. I woke up with pain I never experienced before. I still had a double fold of skin in my upper belly and the incision opened up within a few weeks and got infected. It took me 3 months to recover and the post-op care was poor. The surgeon offered to do a revision for free, but I did not have confidence in him. If he did not do it right the first time, why would he do a better job the second time? Plus he said that improvement would be minimal. I was very discouraged and fearful about having a revision. That's when I was referred to Dr. Decherd by my primary physician and another excellent plastic surgeon, both of whom I respected and knew had my best interests at heart. Dr. Decherd immediately put me at ease. He spent the time needed to make me comfortable and deal with my concerns and questions. He said that he could improve the results of my first surgery and make it at least 80 percent better. I also decided to have him do a breast augmentation at the same time. I had visited another surgeon for a second opinion and he said he "would not touch me" due to my tummy tuck issues from last year and problems associated with a previous breast augmentation several decades earlier. Based on that second opinion and the reassurance of both my primary physician and plastic surgeon noted earlier, I decided to proceed with Dr. Decherd. The difference in my experience with the surgeon in Austin and Dr. Decherd was like night and day! I had very little, if any pain. The double fold of skin in my belly is gone. Six weeks later, I can barely see scars from my incisions from either the tummy tuck or the breast augmentation. Dr. Decherd did not just make my tummy tuck revision 80 percent better - it's 120 percent better and above and beyond my expectations! I originally wanted a breast lift and was hesitant to get implants. I went instead with the smallest implants available and I can truthfully say that the outcome is dramatically better than I even imagined possible. I am so thankful to Dr. Decherd. He is an outstanding surgeon with a warm personality and an amazing support team, from the front desk staff, to Sarah, the patient coordinator, and Heather, his nurse, for their excellent and supportive post-op care, and the anesthesiologist and attending nurses during the surgery. The results speak for themselves and that's the way it should be."

J.B.

Google

"The outcome is dramatically better than I even imagined possible - I had a tummy tuck from a well-known surgeon in Austin in January 2023 and it was a disaster. I woke up with pain I never experienced before. I still had a double fold of skin in my upper belly and the incision opened up within a few weeks and got infected. It took me 3 months to recover and the post-op care was poor. The surgeon offered to do a revision for free, but I did not have confidence in him. If he did not do it right the first time, why would he do a better job the second time? Plus he said that improvement would be minimal. I was very discouraged and fearful about having a revision. That's when I was referred to Dr. Decherd by my primary physician and another excellent plastic surgeon, both of whom I respected and knew had my best interests at heart.Dr. Decherd immediately put me at ease. He spent the time needed to make me comfortable and deal with my concerns and questions. He said that he could improve the results of my first surgery and make it at least 80 percent better. I also decided to have him do a breast augmentation at the same time. I had visited another surgeon for a second opinion and he said he "would not touch me" due to my tummy tuck issues from last year and problems associated with a previous breast augmentation several decades earlier. Based on that second opinion and the reassurance of both my primary physician and plastic surgeon noted earlier, I decided to proceed with Dr. Decherd. The difference in my experience with the surgeon in Austin and Dr. Decherd was like night and day! I had very little, if any pain. The double fold of skin in my belly is gone. Six weeks later, I can barely see scars from my incisions from either the tummy tuck or the breast augmentation. Dr. Decherd did not just make my tummy tuck revision 80 percent better - it's 120 percent better and above and beyond my expectations! I originally wanted a breast lift and was hesitant to get implants. I went instead with the smallest implants available and I can truthfully say that the outcome is dramatically better than I even imagined possible. I am so thankful to Dr. Decherd. He is an outstanding surgeon with a warm personality and an amazing support team, from the front desk staff, to Sarah, the patient coordinator, and Heather, his nurse, for their excellent and supportive post-op care, and the anesthesiologist and attending nurses during the surgery. The results speak for themselves and that's the way it should be!"

B.

RealSelf

"I recently had breast reduction surgery with Dr. Decherd and I am so pleased with the entire experience. At each appointment Dr. Decherd and his staff made me feel very comfortable and at ease. He takes as much time with you as you need and you never feel rushed. The surgery went well and recovery was surprisingly pretty easy. Dr. Decherd is an amazing surgeon and I am very happy with my results. I would highly recommend him to anyone!"

C.S.

Google

"I am 8 weeks post tummy tuck and couldn’t be happier! Dr. Decherd and his staff were all friendly, knowledgeable, and highly trained.I trust Dr Decherd to perform any type of plastic surgery on me and love the outcome. He will make sure you are satisfied with the work he preforms."

N.B.

Google

"I just love Dr. Decherd and his staff! I’ve had such a great experience and so happy I waited and got my procedure done here. Surgery was smooth and post op was painless. I also started using the heights Med spa that he owns just down the road and love it there just as much! 100% recommended!"

S.F.

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