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RealSelf community says"I was healthy before my implants now I have constant pain, shortness of breath, and palpitations." "His bedside manner is impeccable, he spent a ton of time educating me on all things lift and implant." "So glad I listened to Dr. Decherd and chose him to do a full tummy tuck!"
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4 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
I'm a mother of 4 boys and have been wanting a TT since my first son was born 14 years ago! I struggled with my weight since then and even though I recently lost some weight but I still have a ways to go. I currently weigh 185 and so I am also conserned about my results. My PS said I was a good candidate (other than being overweight, I'm in good health and don't drink or smoke). My...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift
So far it was worth it!
5 out of 5 stars Tumescent Liposuction
Dr. Decherd San Antonio Plastic Surgery Insitute Dr. Decherd is super friendly and will realy put in the time pre-op/post-op to discuss everything.. I even had TWO pre-op visits just to talk to him and get me some reassurance and feel I was making a good decision. Of course there is alot of sale..that is anywhere..but I do like this place because they dont talk alot of the sale. They also dont answer alot of questions..by this I mean the ones that are variable..because each person can be different..they will teach you and discuss lots with you..but they dont waste your time by telling or agreeing to anything the could come back and later seem as fabrication. I think this is how most all Dr.s should be. The receptionist I do believe is just that, so when I get her on the phone..i caution anything she may tell me...but over all I like this place and the people (dr. Decherd) that I deal with most of the time! I think Dr. Decherd is a great Dr. to choose I felt comfortable through out my whole experience and got great results!
5 out of 5 stars Facelift
I looked in several doctors even look down in Mexico but once I talked to Dr. Decherd, I was sold. He seemed to really listen and spent a long time with me helping me chose the right surgery for me. His price was reasonable so I went for it. I am only on day 4, so still lots of swelling. Not much pain per se, but the discomfort is tiresome. The dr office has called me on 2 or 3 occasions just to see how I was. I am glad I chose the doctor I did.
5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover
From the first consult, I was completely impressed with Dr. Decherd and his staff. A relaxed atmosphere and he made me feel so comfortable with him during the exam evenwith my utter disgust over my body image.
I meet Dr. Decherd and staff in August and loved them immediately! They all are very patient with my questions any time that I've called after my consultation. Dr. Decherd's nurse Heather followed up with me each time she said she would. My tummy tuck is scheduled for Monday the 29th at 730am. I'm not too nervous yet, just looking forward to seeing what I look like afterwards. I've read...
5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
As I said earlier, I looked online at different surgeons. I chose Dr. Decherd as my first consultation because I felt he was the best from what I could see online. His patients on his website had amazing results and that drew me in. My consultation appointment was awesome. From the first moment you step into the office, the staff is so nice. They make you feel very comfortable and are super friendly. Then I met Dr. Decherd who is one of the nicest guys you'll meet. He made me feel so comfortable. Since my husband was deployed at the time, Dr. Decherd allowed my husband to be there on Skype, which was so nice of him. The procedure was discussed thoroughly and I felt well informed by the time I left. All my questions and concerns were answered. Another really great thing about him was that I never felt rushed. I knew as soon as I left the office that he had to be the one to do my tummy tuck. I planned to do my tummy tuck as soon as my husband got back from his deployment which was kinda tricky because he didn't really have an exact date of when he would be back. But once again, Dr. Decherd and his staff are AWESOME and were able to make it work with short notice. I am now 10 weeks post op!!! I am sooooooooooo happy with my results! One of the reasons why I chose him was because of how the scars on his patients looked.... so I wasn't surprised when my scar turned out pretty nice :) Every time I had to go in for a check up, Dr. Decherd and his staff are still the same. They still make me feel comfortable, not rushed and are just great people. I have recommended him to all my friends and even family members that don't live here. That's how amazing he is. If you're considering any type of plastic surgery, just schedule an appointment with him and see for yourself. Trust me, you won't regret it :)
I definitely recommend researching your plastic surgeon. I asked another female physician I trusted and got the names of several surgeons. After calling and talking to the office staff, I made my first appointment and felt very comfortable with Dr, Decherd. . I also recommend not only being comfortable with the doctor, but his staff because that is who you will be dealing with should you have questions or problems before you get to the doctor. Dr. Decherd took time to explain everything to me and asked if I had questions. He is super positive and has a great bedside manner. I had a lot of minor questions after my surgery and he and his staff were always friendly and never seemed to be bothered by my questions. I could not be more pleased with my results or my PS.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction
I couldn't say enough good things about my PS. He was wonderful and his office staff is wonderful. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
Love Dr. Michael decherd he is the best!! Saw other doctors around San Antonio & I can say out of all of them he made me feel more comfortable. Got a breast augmentation and love how they came out wish I would have gone bigger but overall he is age great surgeon I plan on going back and hopefully going bigger thank you Micheal decherd for auger amazing job !!!!!!
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Awards & Recognition
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin
Medical: MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: General Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Otolaryngology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Treatments offered at San Antonio Plastic Surgery Institute
Most popular answers from Michael E. Decherd, MD
While all three are acceptable, I find that: 1) all scars typically heal well, but... 2) Under the breast (in the fold) is one the patient... READ MORE
You know, the shape of your breasts before surgery greatly influences the shape of your breast after surgery. So I do not know if you'll exactly hit ... READ MORE
I would think that with a properly performed abdominoplasty with dissection up to the sternum and aggressive muscle plication that you would get a ... READ MORE
While a picture is never as good as real life, I'd think you'd be fine without a lift. The areola might end up slightly south of the equator, but I'll... READ MORE
Will 1000cc saline implants give me the soft feel I currently have with my 650cc silicon implants? (photos)
I would say that they will be very, very firm compared to your silicone implants. Check out the Style 45 800's or perhaps the SRX.Good Luck! READ MORE
To do the procedure properly, I believe you will need general anesthesia. I have seen non-plastic surgeons doing local anesthesia, but the results are... READ MORE
If this girl was a 32b and now she has these implants in the picture. How many cc ' s does she likely have? (photo)
There is no way to know how big her implants are, because you do not know her width. Also you can't really know how much tissue she had pre-implants.... READ MORE
I just think a sub glandular implant is a bad operation. Over time they look worse (my opinion) and they get more capsular contracture (scientific... READ MORE
I think you would love a tummy tuck. Tha hanging skin won't be addressed any other way, and you have reasonable statements regarding the limitations... READ MORE
In my opinion, it all depends on the profile of the implant. I like to match the width of the implant to the width of the woman. After that, your c... READ MORE
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