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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. Derby is a phenomenal and talented plastic surgeon! As a physician myself, I can say that his bedside manner is one of the best I’ve seen. He’s so caring, compassionate, and takes so much time to listen to what his patients want in regards to their surgery. I am thrilled with my results and I only had my procedure recently. The office staff and support staff were excellent and made things run so smoothly. So grateful for everything!

Sara B.


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 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 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. In 2020, Dr. Derby was voted “Top Doctor” for Plastic Surgery in Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors.

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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Sarasota Memorial Hospital

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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.