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


"My experience with Dr Decherd and his team has been amazing. No major complications with  my MMO and if I feel I need to be seen they get me right in. Dr Decherd, Heather, Kelsey and Sarah have all really helped me a lot through my journey and have shown great customer service. The front desk shows that customer service as well (I can’t forget to mention them). Hands down Dr Decherd!"



"My experience with Dr Decherd and his team has been amazing. No major complications with my MMO and if I feel I need to be seen they get me right in. Dr Decherd, Heather, Kelsey and Sarah have..."



"I went to Dr. Decherd after much research on all the plastic surgeons in the San Antonio area and I chose right! I went to Dr. Decherd for a tummy tuck and absolutely love my results. He and his staff are amazing."



"I did research on all the plastic surgeons in San Antonio and decided on Dr. Decherd. I’m so thankful I went with him because he is the BEST plastic surgeon!! I got a tummy tuck in June 2022 and now my stomach looks incredible - it’s completely flat and my scar is super low. Dr. Decherd truly is an expert surgeon and an artist. I’m so happy that I trusted him because my results are really astonishing - my scar is very low and very thin. Also, all of his office staff are AMAZING - they are so sweet and kind. I always had a positive experience during each check up. I highly recommend Dr. Decherd and will definitely go back to him if I decide on any more procedures in the future!!"



"Very professional at every level of interaction. I felt comfortable, had all of my questions answered and had everything I needed for post-op. Follow up was timely and thorough."



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