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Brian M. Derby, MD

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian M. Derby was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  After graduating with his medical degree in Tampa, Dr. Derby spent six years in a highly selective plastic surgery residency, followed by two additional years of elective fellowship study under the supervision of world-renowned plastic surgeons.  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 established his reputation 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.


Dr. Brian M. Derby of Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center


Dr. Derby is on the cutting edge of the newest technology in facial rejuvenation and breast/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 eyelid surgery, facial rejuvenation surgerybreast augmentationsbreast liftingbreast reductions, breast implant selection, tummy tucks, “mommy makeovers“, and skin removal after weight loss surgery. 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.


Dr. Derby has a 5 Star Patient Satisfaction Rating based on over 300+ reviews.

Danielle W.

Dr. Derby and his office made the process for my breast augmentation easy and seamless. It's wonderful when a medical professional and their team make the process personalized and comfortable for patients. They had effective communication and quick responses to my questions, which was crucial in ensuring a smooth journey. Dr. Derby's kind and reassuring demeanor played a significant role in making me feel at ease during our first virtual consultation. I immediately knew I was in good hands. The positive feedback I received from my mother-in-law about Dr. Derby turned out to be all true and then some. The level of care and professionalism provided by Dr. Derby and his team was monumental and I can’t express to them how thankful I am. I am beyond satisfied with the results of my breast augmentation. THANK YOU!!!.


Dr. Derby is the absolute greatest. If you want a hype-man, look no further. He is so encouraging, positive, and knowledgeable and freaking hilarious!! I had natural anxieties and he put my mind at ease with his patience and expertise. I am so happy with my results, best decision I have made for myself! I would recommend Dr. Derby over and over again! Please go see him, you will LOVE him!.


After loosing 140+ pounds naturally and keeping it off for several years I realized that I wanted to be fabulous at 50! Getting my excess skin removed and matching my outside to my inside was my dream. Dr. Derby not only helped me to achieve that but blew my expectations out of the water! He was honest, forthright, supportive, fun, caring and an all around mench!! He removed 10+ pounds of skin & fluid and uncovered a body that I had worked so hard for. He continues to support my journey and has been my best cheeleader during my recovery!! I honestly could not have recieved any better treatment from anyone else! His skills, bedside manner, honesty, laughter, compassion and belief in his patients is astounding! Plus he keeps the moms happy! I will forever be greatful for my experience with Brian Derby and will refer him to anyone looking for a GREAT doctor!!.


Dr. Derby is an amazing surgeon and person! He was very empathetic and caring. My surgery was a huge success, and I am so much more confident! The staff was caring and made it a great experience. I am glad I chose these professionals.


Choosing to go through with elective surgery was because of Dr. Derby's attention to detail and time. He impressed me from the first consult. Consult/Pre-Op Appointments When I went in for my consult he and his team spent over two hours with my husband and me answering our questions and helping me make important sizing decisions. Dr. Derby is knowledgeable and caters the information to your level of anatomical knowledge, including diagrams for clarity. Every question I had was answered in a manner which helped me to know he cares more about the patient than the bottom line. I was truly debating the differences between saline and silicone and didn't choose during my consult. Dr. Derby, my husband, and I had a follow-up conversation about the research on both before ultimately choosing saline during my pre-op appointment. There was absolutely NO pressure to choose one over the other. He took into account the look I was aiming for and helped me decide.


My whole experience with Dr. Derby and the staff at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Ctr has been amazing. Dr. Derby is very caring about his patients and he has an amazing eye and knows exactly where to focus his expert attention. The nursing staff and the office staff are also fantastic. Everyone is friendly, helpful, caring and attentive. I highly recommend Dr. Derby and his amazing team.


Dr Derby is a perfectionist & goes above & beyond. I did a lot of research & ultimately interviewed 2 surgeons. Hands down Dr Derby was the person to go with. He is very personable, listens to you, easily accessible when you need him. I can not say enough about my experience beyond if you are considering plastic surgery he is an exceptional choice.


The experience I had with Dr Derby and his staff was beyond my expectations. I never left without all of my questions answered and feeling 100% confident in my decisions. The professionalism and expertise of Dr. Derby was greatly appreciated but the feeling that you are his #1 priority was impressive. I truly couldn't be happier.

Christine B.

I have had a double chin my whole life, it runs in my family. I finally decided to do something about it and am so pleased to have gone to Dr Derby and his team at Sarasota Plastic Surgery. They were very transparent on all options that were available and which option would provide the optimal result. I did not feel like i was being upsold. I also did not feel like a number. I appreciated all the time spent discussing everything and answering all my questions. They made themselves available whenever i needed them. I could not be more pleased with my results!

Alexandra B.

Dr. Derby is AMAZING!!!! He listened to exactly what I wanted with my breast augmentation and explained the entire process. I knew right after meeting with him, he was the doctor I wanted to do my surgery. I felt comfortable, He treated me with much kindness and patience. I am thrilled with the outcome! He did exactly what I wanted, I could not ask for more, I'm so happy!! I highly recommend Dr. Derby!!! I’m telling all my friends to go see him! Additionally, the facility and support staff are equally wonderful!.

Alicia P.

Look no further! Dr. Derby is absolutely incredible! He is highly skilled, trained and knowledgeable. He has a tremendous sense of compassion and bedside manner. He took the best care of our son. We are forever grateful. Thank you Dr. Derby!.


I had a mommy makeover consisting of an extended tummy tuck, breast augmentation, lipo 360, and lipo of my neck/ jawline. I feel I've been restored back to better than I started! Dr Derby seriously is The doctor to choose! His bedside manner makes you calm and laugh off stuff that feels embarrassing. I had the best staff as well. Everyone is super encouraging, sincerely sweet, and professional! My results blow away all I've ever seen online! My scar is healing flat! I never bruised! I encourage anyone thinking about it to Do it! This is life changing!!!.

Walter P.

It was a great experience and pleasure to work with Dr Derby. I was a little worried and hesitant about the surgery but Dr Derby explained the procedure in detail and put me at ease. I am extremely pleased with the results and recovery was much faster than I expected. The staff is very welcoming and helpful as well. I am glad I choose Sarasota Plastic Surgery.

Polina G.

I saw Dr. Derby for a breast left without implants and then to have a birth mark removed. I am very happy with all the service I was provided and the entire office. I would definitely go back plus recommend Dr. Derby. I feel lucky to have found him and this business to take care of any needs I may have.

Sara J.

Dr. Derby is one of the best medical professionals I have encountered in my journey towards my breast reduction. I interviewed multiple doctors prior to selecting Dr. Derby, and he didn't disappoint. He gave me impeccable results and he is so friendly and fun to work with! I look forward to my visits.


Not enough room to fully explain how wonderful Dr. Derby and his staff are. Breast lift and fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty procedures. In short, 6 months out, my results have wildly exceeded anything I could have imagined. I am 58 years old, but my mind and body are 22 again. Dr. Derby is truly and artist. No other word will suffice. These procedures have changed my life, and my self-esteem. I like the way I look again and don’t hide behind my clothing. I have thanked Dr. Derby often for helping me complete my journey, and for just being the wonderful person and extremely talented surgeon that he is.


Dr. Derby has truly changed my life for the better. Not only is he kind, compassionate, and an absolute joy to be around, but he is INCREDIBLY talented at what he does. I am beyond thrilled with my results and the confidence it has given me! Dr. Derby took the time to explain the procedure in detail, answer any questions I had, and provided me with realistic expectations. I can't thank him and all of the incredible staff at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center enough!.

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Dr. Derby is an artist! I’m 8 weeks post-op from a tummy tuck and arm skin reduction. I’ve dropped 2 pant sizes in 6 weeks and with more recovery ahead, I expect even more results. Dr. Derby is so supportive, honest, and funny. He made this big procedure a lot easier. Thank you for revealing all my hard work of nutrition and training the last 18 months!.


Dr Derby is an excellent plastic surgeon. The results surpassed my expectations. The staff and facility are first class. I highly recommend.


Dr. Derby is an exceptional surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner and outstanding personality. I had brachioplasty, liposuction and my breast implants removed in December and I look absolutely amazing; far better than I imagined! Dr. Derby and his staff get to know you personally and make you feel as though you are their only patient; answering all questions and never rushing through your appointment. I am so pleased with my results that I scheduled my facelift for August and I cannot wait! Thank you, Dr. Derby for changing my life

Valerie M.

Such a wonderful experience with Dr Derby! It’s been years that I thought of doing my upper eyelid surgery and EXTREMELY HAPPY to have chosen Dr Derby to help me with this issue. The result could not have been better, zero pain and the healing was so fast, WOW. I am very impressed and can’t say enough kind words about himself and the staff as well. They really care about you and take all the time you need to listen and reply to your various questions. Professional, highly experienced and compassionate they are. I can see my eyes again and wake up every day being so grateful. THANK YOU IMMENSELY Dr Derby!.

Craig S.

I’ve seen a handful of plastic surgeons from Florida to California and when I first met Dr. Brian Derby I immediately new I would never go anywhere else. He has helped me with everything from smaller removals to more significant operations and he always far exceeds whatever my expectations were.

Abby Q.

Dr. Derby is hands down one of the best plastic surgeons in Sarasota. He has a personable bedside manner and an impeccable attention to detail, which is delightful and unmatched. I had a septorhinoplasty, which turned out better than I could have imagined.

Rissa W.

Highly recommend Dr. Derby! I went in for muscle Repair, Tummy tuck and breast augmentation. I was very nervous about the procedure starting out only because I knew of the risks and as a mom of four doing a major surgery is always scary. He did a fantastic job! I wouldn't trust anyone else. Im absolutely in love with my results.


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.

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Dr. Derby: My Philosophy


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.

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Dr. Derby american registery honor

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. Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors has consistently recognized Dr. Derby as a “Top Doctor” in Plastic Surgery since 2020.  A reader’s choice was given to Dr. Derby for his outstanding achievements as “Top Surgeon” of Sarasota by the Sarasota Community Sarasota Herald Tribune Reader’s Choice Awards.

patient stories: Why i chose Dr. Derby

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Before and After Photos

Welcome to Dr. Derby's Before and After gallery. To improve the communication between us, we encourage you to use the MyFavorites feature to create a collection of images that reflect your surgical goals. When looking at a set of images, simply click the "Add to Favorites" button to begin your collection. During our consultation, we'll review this collection together so we can discuss your specific goals and concerns.

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Additional Privileges

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota Memorial Hospital was ranked #1 on the Suncoast in the 2015-16 Best Hospitals report, by U.S. New & World Report for overall patient safety, quality and care. Our Sarasota plastic surgeons are proud to hold full medical privileges here, which is one of Sarasota’s largest employers. With more than 819 beds, 4,000 staff members, 800 physicians and 1,000+ volunteers, Sarasota Memorial remains the only local hospital consistently ranked as the region’s finest. This facility is a full-service health system offering specialized outpatient care for our cosmetic surgeons. With too many awards and recognitions to list here, our surgeon’s are privileged to perform a variety of procedures at Sarasota Memorial where they know their patients are in outstanding hands.