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


"I was so nervous coming into this appointment, but from the moment I walked into his office his staff was so friendly. So a huge "thank you" to the front office for making me feel comfortable the moment I walked in. I cannot thank Dr. Decherd enough for how easy he made this appointment. His bedside manners and easy going personality made this decision that much easier. Not once did he push any procedures, he listened to what I wanted and my concerns. It has been almost 2 months since my procedure and I absolutely love my outcome and feel amazing! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Decherd, 5 stars does him no justice. Thank you again Dr. Decherd & Staff!"



"From the first consult Dr. Decherd and his staff gave me the assurance that I was in the right place and answered every question I could think of before and after my surgery. I had a tummy tuck which included muscle repair as well as some lipo to the flanks. My scar is super low, barely noticeable, and my belly button looks like I was born with it! My breast lift with implants look amazing and feel like my own. I couldn’t be more satisfied with my results! I would definitely return in the future should I like more work done.Overall, this was the bast experience and I am extremely happy with my new body! I only regret not doing it sooner! "



"Super friendly and professional team. Dr. Dechard also has a great bed side manner. Can’t recommend him enough. Take a look at his before and after photos…they speak volumes."



"Dr Decherd has done amazing work, I am recovering from my mommy make over right now and even though I am not fully recovered yet I love love love my results.  I had to wait for my consult but once I did I had a wonderful experience with the nurses, front staff and Dr Dechard.  The day of my surgery the nurses had the best bedside manner and help me feel at ease, they were very clear on after care  instructions to my husband.  I could not recommend them enough! I did have other consults before choosing Dechard and none of them gave me a good fuzzy feeling.  If I ever need anything else I’m coming only to Dr Dechard !!!"



"Dr Decherd has done amazing work, I am recovering from my mommy make over right now and even though I am not fully recovered yet I love love love my results. I had to wait for my consult but once..."



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*Stock images are models. Case photos are actual patients of Dr. Decherd. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.