Meet Dr. Derby
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian M. Derby, performs aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body. His unique, subspecialty expertise in oculoplastic surgery allows him to offer natural results for those patients desiring rejuvenation of the brow, upper and lower eyelids due to aging. His training also permits restoration of a normal appearance to patients’ eyelids affected by a variety of disease processes. Dr. Derby’s warm, inviting demeanor, and outstanding surgical results embody his plastic surgical practice that always has “treat as family” at the forefront.
Skills and Specialties
As a board certified plastic surgeon and a double fellowship-trained oculoplastic and aesthetic surgeon, Dr. Derby performs the latest techniques in browlifting, eyelid lifting, smoothing of lower eyelid bags, tear trough correction, complex eyelid revision surgery, facelifting, necklifting, facial/breast/hand fat grafting, and fractionated CO2 facial laser resurfacing. Dr. Derby regularly employs the most up-to-date techniques for breast augmentation, breast lifting, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, and breast implant selection. Dr. Derby derives great satisfaction from the transformation his patients experience following body contouring, including mommy makeovers, tummy tucks, arm lifting, thigh lifting, liposuction, Brazilian buttock lifts, and labiaplasty. Dr. Derby also has expertise in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. He routinely uses BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® for softening facial motion that creates lines, and fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and fat for smoothing skin lines and restoring lost volume. Dr. Derby routinely assists his colleagues in Sarasota with reconstructive challenges following Mohs skin cancer excision, breast cancer excision, and trauma.
Education and Training
Dr. Derby is a Florida native who left the state after obtaining his M.D. at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. He then completed six years of comprehensive plastic surgery residency training at South Illinois University’s Institute for Plastic Surgery in Springfield, IL. He added two additional years of elective fellowship study focused on oculoplastic and aesthetic facial, breast, and body surgery under the supervision of leading experts in the field. The two additional fellowship-training years allow Dr. Derby’s patients to be placed in the hands of a very extensively and uniquely training oculoplastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive plastic surgeon. Dr. Derby’s regular contributions to the plastic surgical literature have been awarded for their quality at the national level. He continues to stay abreast of the most current approaches to plastic surgical patient care by regularly attending national meetings.
Memberships and Certifications
Dr. Derby is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). He is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS). He is a candidate member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons (FSPS). He contributes to plastic surgical education by serving as a peer-reviewer of articles submitted to the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ), the leading aesthetic plastic surgery journal in the world. He also serves on the RADAR Resource Editorial Committee for ASAPS. RADAR is the state-of-the-art means by which plastic surgeons search the aesthetic surgery literature online.
Honors and Awards
Dr. Derby has received numerous awards, research grants, and recognitions for his teaching, educating, mentorship, and plastic surgical research. He has given plastic surgery presentations at national, and international, scientific meetings. In May 2015, he was awarded Best Research Paper of the Year by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s (ASAPS) annual meeting in Montreal. His academic productivity has added thirteen published book chapters and research articles to his name. In 2017, Dr. Derby was awarded as one of America's Most Honored Professionals.