Dr. Brian M. Derby - Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Derby

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian M. Derby performs cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. His two years of additional fellowship training in eyelid lifts, facelifts & necklifts, browlifts, breast augmentations & lifts, tummy tucks and liposuction translate into consistently beautiful and natural results for his patients. Dr. Derby's warm, inviting demeanor embodies 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 cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Derby performs the latest techniques in brow lifting, eyelid lifting, smoothing of lower eyelid bags, tear trough correction, complex eyelid revision surgery, face lifting, neck lifting, fat grafting of the face, breast & hands, 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. He’s a specialist in the use of “gummy-bear” implants, helping patients achieve beautiful, soft results following breast enhancement surgery. He utilizes “short-scar” and “minimal scar" breast lift techniques, and has extensive experience with the use of mesh support in patients who have very soft breast tissues, or who have undergone several prior breast procedures. 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 Southern Illinois University’s Institute for Plastic Surgery in Springfield, IL. He added two additional years of elective fellowship study focused on advanced eyelid and face/neck lifting techniques, and cosmetic breast and body surgery under the supervision of leading plastic surgical experts. The two additional fellowship-training years allow Dr. Derby’s patients to be placed in the hands of a very extensively and uniquely training cosmetic 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 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). 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 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.


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The board-certified plastic surgeons of Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Braun Graham, Dr. David Mobley, Dr. Scott Engel, and Dr. Brian Derby, offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results may vary. Individual results are not guaranteed.