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


"Dr. Decherd is a talented surgeon - Loving my results! First, let me established that Dr. Decherd is skilled and kind, with an amazing staff. After years of hating my small breast, I finally decided to take care of it.  Dr. Decherd is highly recommended and after seeing his beautiful results, I made my consult for breast augmentation. Dr. Decherd was calmed, professional and listened to my request. He and his nurse walked me through the entire process from start to finish. He made me feel at home, at ease and well-taken care of. I knew I was in good hands. My surgery went smooth and painless. The recovery process was a breeze. I’m two month post-op and Dr. Decherd succeeded on giving me the most natural, beautiful results.  A special thank you to the anesthesiologist and nurses for being so attentive and total sweethearts. If you are thinking about having a procedure, PLEASE go see Dr. Michael Decherd. Remember ladies, he is a professional. Take his advice! He will help you achieve a look that is natural and perfectly fits your unique body. He genuinely have your best interest at heart.  I'm definitely happy with my decision!"



"I had a Tummy Tuck with muscle repair and the experience from start to finish exceeded all my expectations. Dr. Decherd was very knowledgeable and comforting throughout the entire process. His staff was so sweet and attentive at every visit. I am finally confident in my own skin for the very first time. I am thrilled with my results and cannot recommend Dr. Decherd enough!!"



"I am 7 weeks post tummy tuck and muscle repair and am so in love with my results. Dr.Decherd and his staff are absolutely amazing!!!! They were always there to answer any questions or concerns I had and helped me feel at ease. He is hands down the best there is out there. After three kids I never thought I would get my pre baby body back and Dr Decherd made that happen. He has helped me feel at my best and confident in my own skin. I can’t thank him enough!!! He is the BEST 🤩"



"Let me just say that Dr. Michael Decherd and his staff are absolutely amazing! I had my Abdominoplasty and Brachioplasty/Liposuction of the arms done on November 3, 2022 and I am extremely happy with my results. I highly recommend him and will definitely be going back for any future plastic surgeries."



"Dr. Decherd is an incredible plastic surgeon and his results speak for themselves! He is extremely thorough and took the time to answer all my questions. I felt comfortable every step of the way. He truly cares about his patients to ensure they are 100% satisfied with their results. Love the entire staff and I will definitely be seeing Dr. Decherd again for all my future plastic surgery needs."



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