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

Meet Dr. Derby

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian M.Derby was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  After graduating with his medical degree, Dr. Derby spent six years in a highly selective competitive residency and two additional years in an elective fellowship study under the supervision of leading plastic surgical experts.  Completing his education in 2015, Dr. Derby decided to bring his expertise and leadership back to Florida as a partner in the practice of Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center. Since arriving in Sarasota, he has made a name for himself as an extremely ethical, creative, skilled, and compassionate surgeon. His warm, inviting demeanor embodies his plastic surgical practice that always has “treat as family” at the forefront.

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Derby is on the cutting edge of the newest technology in facial rejuvenation and body contouring and is constantly striving to create better and more natural results. He customizes every procedure based on the individual. Utilizing his artistry and understanding of aesthetic balance, he creates natural, undetectable results that are beautiful and life changing. Dr. Derby offers advanced techniques for breast augmentation, breast lifting, breast reduction, and breast implant selection. He is a specialist in the use of “gummy bear” implants, helping patients achieve volume to the breasts while leaving them naturally soft to the touch. With outstanding outcomes that are both uniquely personalized and beautifully organic, he has helped countless patients restore their confidence and comfort with their breasts.

Education and Training

Dr. Derby obtained 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 trained cosmetic 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 Director on the Board of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons (FSPS). 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). 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. In 2020, Dr. Derby was voted "Top Doctor" for Plastic Surgery in Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors.



"Dr. Derby was professional and overall awesome with the procedure I had completed. I was a little nervous at first, but he walked me through every step during the initial consultation. He also did the same during the procedure. His staff was friendly and the procedure was affordable. "



"I am a 72-year-old male who never really paid attention to what the years had done to me. It wasn't until my wife would meet me at the door after work with a worried expression on her face. She kept saying that I looked exhausted, haggard, and ill-as she put it, "like Death warmed over." My problem was the bags under my eyes, a permanent scowl, and drooping eyelids that made the under-eye area look even worse. We sought the help of Sarasota Plastic Surgery and had the good fortune to become a patient of Dr. Brian Derby. Dr. Derby is a caring, talented surgeon and his extensive educational qualifications impressed me, but it is his friendly, outgoing personality that made working with him enjoyable. He is thorough and direct in answering all questions, and he never made me feel like I was asking silly questions, even when I needed to repeat them again for my own reassurance. I told him that I didn't want to look like a caricature and he fully agreed. The results for me are amazing-everyone who has seen me after the surgery tells me that I "look great" or "look rested" without realizing that it was all due to Dr. Derby's skill. I think I have dropped a good 5-7 years of wear-and-tear from my face, and am grateful that my appearance now reflects the young 65-year-old that I feel I really am! -JWC, Placida, FL"


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"40 Y , Mom of 3 Kids , and I Needed to Do a Tummy Tuck - Sarasota, FL - Dr. Derby is professionel , nice , friendly , lookup after his patient , stay in contact with his patient . - - i had a tummy tuck before and it was very bad experience , that i hate dmy body for that , so i decided to get another one , i met Dr Derby and i felt he is a good one , actually i went to see another Dr in sarasota and i felt that she want only for business , i didnt feel safe with her , plus she wanted me to go home same day after surgery , but Dr.Derby gave me the option that it will be better to stay in a rehab for a night till i feel better .now am 1 month after surgery , i feel good , final results we still need 2 more months to judge better ."



"I came to Dr. Derby because I had a Facelift done previously, about 3 years ago, and I was disappointed. I asked Dr Derby what he thought and what he could do and he recommended many procedures. Because of my age, we settled on doing less because I didn’t want to be under anesthesia that long knowing how long I had to recover. He called the procedure a Necklift, but he did way more.. better than my facelift.. took up the skin in a way that I had no jowls! Also, my eyes don’t close solidly and my ophthalmologist was even concerned and he made it so they do close and even reduced my earlobes. I wear short hair so my ears stick out. I am delighted with results and I recovered well. He did way more than he had to do and made me look so much better and I am thrilled. I would be happy to tell anyone. I am very grateful. I am older, I am 78. He was very caring of me through this whole process and respected the fact that I was older and encouraged me in ways that were helpful. I’m sure most women my age wouldn’t bother with a facelift but I was disappointed in how it turned out the first time. This time was way better. Dr. Derby has a really gentle, caring, not pushy, thoughtful way of relating to someone my age. This is important to me. He looks at you and really listens to you. I really look good when I smile but you wouldn’t let me smile in my after photos. I just want to say ‘thank you’."


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"I am delighted with my results from a revision Facelift with Dr. Derby. He made me look so much better and I am thrilled. I would be happy to tell anyone about my experience. I am very grateful. He was very caring of me through this whole process and respected the fact that I was older and encouraged me in ways that were helpful. Dr. Derby has a really gentle, caring, not pushy, thoughtful way of relating to someone my age. This is important to me. He looks at you and really listens to you."



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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.