Dr. Brian M. Derby, MD

Dr. Brian M. Derby, MD


Plastic Surgery | Male | 36 years old

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Safety, professionalism, thoughtful decision making, precision, and first-class care are terms that outline my practice. The concept of treating patients as I would wish my family to be treated guides every recommendation, decision, and operative move I make for those for whom I have the opportunity to provide care.Read more

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Dr. Derby is a Florida native who left the state after obtaining his MD at the University of South Florida...Read more

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Patient Reviews (14)
in Englewood, FL |
"Excellent" is the best word to describe Dr. Derby and his entire staff. He is a communicator, explaining my healing process as it progresses, to a healthy level, I might add. I am comfortable with Dr. Derby and observe the "Excellent" teamwork built between him and his nurses. The administrative staff is also attentive to appointment arrangements, billing, and when on the phone, are "MAGIC." That is, Making A Good Impression on the Customer. I appreciate the quality of care I receive.
in Longboat Key, FL |
Dr. Derby repaired the upper tip of my nose that was scraped away by Moh's surgery. I was concerned about the wound repair surgery and how it would affect my appearance. Dr. Derby was extremely caring throughout the surgery and healing process. He made me feel that I was his most important patient. His skilled hands repaired a nose that looked better than before. I am very thankful to Dr. Derby and with full confidence, I would recommend him to anyone. I was fortunate to experience his talent.
in Bradenton, FL |
Dr. Derby and his staff at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center were very kind, sincere, and honest with their assessments and care. A qualified doctor with a caring staff will make all the difference in the world during your recovery. I am thrilled with the results! The preparation for the surgery was well organized and thoughtful while ensuring that my expectations were appropriate. The aftercare was thoughtful and complete. I would recommend Dr Derby to anyone considering a procedure.
in Sarasota, Florida |
About a year ago, I had extensive melanoma surgery on the right cheek, and the dermatologist who performed the Mohs surgery referred me to Dr. Brian Derby. The reconstructive surgery went very well and healed rapidly. Today, because of Dr. Derby's expertise, my face shows no scarring. God bless you, Dr. Derby! I would certainly recommend family and friends to this excellent, professional and personable physician.
in Sarasota, FL |
I met Dr. Derby as a patient of the trauma team at SMH . His professionalism, knowledge and skills are superior . His bedside manner is wonderful. I did't think they made doctors like him anymore.
in Sarasota, FL |
I was treated by Dr. Derby for an invasive skin cancer. Thanks to his surgical skill and treatment plan, the healing process was brought to a successful conclusion. From the very start, Dr. Derby made me feel very comfortable and never failed to respond to any concerns or questions that I had. A big positive for me was his engaging, affable personality. I would also like to commend Dr. Derby's staff for their efficient and caring attention. Highly recommend.
in Sarasota, FL |
This is my second procedure with Dr. Derby! Dr. Derby did a tummy tuck for me in January. I was so pleased with the results and with Dr. Derby I had a second procedure done. Dr. Derby did a breast reduction for me 4 weeks ago. I could not be happier! My neck and back pain subsided and my clothes fit so much better. Dr. Derby made my breasts not too big, not too small, but just right. I now have Goldilock breasts! Dr. Derby is a wonderful young surgeon. I am so glad we have him in Sarasota!
in Nokomis, FL |
Words can not express my gratitude for Dr Derby and his staff. My 19 year old son was in a serious motorcycle accident and Dr Derby was unclear if he was going to be able to save his foot. After several small surgeries of cleaning out the wound and repairing bones, Dr Derby performed a 12 hour surgery, removing muscle from the thigh and a skin graft and transplanting to his foot. The surgery was a huge success and my son has his foot! Dr Derby kept my son and I calm through a very difficult time
in Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Derby's first priority was making me feel at ease. He listened to me, checked the wound that I needed fixed because it would not close and explained step by step his procedure. During surgery under local anesthetic he constantly told me what was going on, check to make sure there was no pain and even called me that evening and the next day to check on me. I've had two follow up visits and I'm extremely pleased. I look forward to seeing him in about a year for another procedure.
in Sarasota, FL |
I am pleased with the results of the wound repair performed by Dr. Derby. The wound resulted from MOHS surgery to remove a skin cancer located on my cheek just under my eye; for a woman, a strategic location. Dr. Derby’s demeanor inspired trust and confidence in his professional ability, yet he was warm and kind. He truly abides by his stated care philosophy: “treating patients as ‘he’ would wish ‘his’ family to be treated.” I would definitely recommend Dr. Brian Derby to family and friends.
in Sarasota, FL |
I recently had a wonderful experience with Dr. Derby and his staff. My dermatologist had discovered a melanoma on my upper arm and it needed to be removed. Dr. Derby was able to accommodate me in his schedule. His manner is very professional, yet warm and friendly. He put me at ease and gave me great confidence. The procedure was painless and very thorough, with excellent results. Dr. Derby and his staff exceeded my expectations, and I have already recommended him to friends and family.
in Sarasota, FL |
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.
in Bradenton, FL |
I had a squamous cell skin cancer on my cheek which was removed by a Sarasota dermatologist & Moh's specialist. The next day I chose to have Dr Derby close the wound as he specializes in these procedures as a plastic surgeon. I was thrilled at the expert care and results that Dr Derby performed, it's only been 5wks and there's hardly a mark on my cheek!! I am so glad that I found him and the fact that he does this type of surgery for people who have skin cancer. Thank you Dr Derby !!!
in Sarasota, Florida |
Dr.Derby exhibits the care and interest of a truly professional Doctor. He has a wonderful bedside manner which automatically put the patient at ease knowing that his care will be exceptional. He takes the time and caring to follow up closely with his patients post operatively to ensure the highest quality of care. I would definitely recommend Dr. Brian Derby.
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Dr. Derby says...

Dr. Derby is a Florida native who left the state after obtaining his MD 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 Institute for Plastic Surgery in Springfield, IL. After residency, he completed two years of elective aesthetic surgery fellowship study.

The two additional fellowship years allowed Dr. Derby's patients to be placed in the hands of a very extensively and uniquely trained aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Derby regularly performs cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, face, breast and body. He also enjoys assisting his surgical colleagues in the Sarasota community with complex soft tissue reconstruction. 

Dr. Derby's Care Philosophy

Safety, professionalism, thoughtful decision making, precision, and first-class care are terms that outline my practice. The concept of treating patients as I would wish my family to be treated guides every recommendation, decision, and operative move I make for those for whom I have the opportunity to provide care.

Dr. Derby says...

I treat all aspects of facial, breast, and body aging with the most up-to-date techniques at Sarasota's premier plastic surgical center. Results focus on creating a natural appearance, and offer my patients "the best version of you possible". 

Dr. Derby says...

Following medical school, I completed eight years of accredited plastic surgical training, including two years of advanced fellowships in facial, eyelid, breast and body cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Derby's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aging Face
  • Blepharochalasis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Large Breasts
  • Lipomas
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Scars
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Laxity
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wounds
  • Wrinkles


  • Medical School
    Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 2007

  • Internship Hospital
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals

    Completed in 2008

  • Residency Hospital
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals

    Completed in 2013

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Grotting and Cohn Plastic Surgery-Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship

    Completed in 2015

    Mark Codner MD Plastic Surgery-Aesthetic and Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    Stetson University

    Graduated in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
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  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Tumor Reconstruction
  • Facelift
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Grafting to the Breast
  • Fat Grafting to the Buttock
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Mole Removal
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Orbit Reconstruction
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair