Sarasota Plastic Surgeon
2255 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34239 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck with Liposuction for 36 yr old mommy

The staff at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center was kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable in their assessments and care. Dr. Derby did an excellent job of making me feel at ease while answering all my questions and addressing all of my concerns. They were upfront with all aspects of the surgery and managed my expectations. I am ecstatic regarding the outcome of the procedures. It turned out even better than I had hoped and anticipated. I would recommend this doctor as well as the facility if you are considering a procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

My Breast Augmentation Experience Exceeded my Expectations

Intuitive and a pleasure to do business with, Dr. Derby is a great doctor all around.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

24 Years Old, Breast Lift Without Implants. Sarasota, FL

Dr. Derby is fantastic! I'm very pleased with my decision to undergo this procedure under his care. Throughout this process Dr. Derby has always made me feel comfortable and cared for. At the initial consult, he provided a thorough explanation of the procedure and even personalized my potential plan of care using pictures & computer imaging - an impressive start to our first meeting. He was honest with what I could expect after the surgery and together we established our expectations and goals. He's kind, engaging, and always made me laugh - making it that much easier to undergo my first major surgery. It's clear Dr. Derby cares about his patients and their well-being. I am beyond happy with my results and would highly recommend Dr. Derby and his staff.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center - Sarasota, FL

I was extremely impressed by Dr. Derby and his staff with how quick and easy the whole process was. They made me feel comfortable from day one (I am a very awkward person). It only took a month from the scheduled consultation to the procedure. The were very flexible with the post operation appointments being that I work 60 hours a week. I would recommend any friends and family to see Dr. Derby...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

I had a amazing experience

My procedure and surgery for Breast Reduction was wonderful, way above my expectation. The treatment I received has been personal and well educational. All my needs have been met and gone above what I expected.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

30 Years Old, I Wanted to Add Lift and Fullness to my Breasts - Sarasota, FL

Dr. Derby was an amazing doctor to work with. I felt very comfortable around him and he listened to what my needs/wants were, and he delivered. He was very compassionate about his work and I could tell he put in the extra time and effort, he truly loves what he does. I even emailed him after my pre-op appointment to express what I wanted further and he called me promptly to ensure we were on the same page. My breast augmentation was the first surgery I've ever had and while I was nervous to be put under, I felt 100% at ease knowing I was in good hands. He followed up with me every day and my recovery process was easier than I could have ever imagined, I was out of the house the next day for my follow up appointment and I felt great. I have recommended him to all my friends & family for any procedures they were interested in.

5 out of 5 stars Liposculpture

74 Years Old and Could Not Get Rid of Waist and Abdominal Fat - Sarasota, FL

Dr. Derby is absolutely fabulous! He was very thorough about my options. He listened to my concerns and addressed them very caringly. He is also very courteous, never condescending. I cannot recommend him enough. Dr. Derby is a real sweetheart in addition to being a gifted plastic surgeon. At my age of 74, I was a bit hesitant but Dr. Derby made me feel totally at ease.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Age 40; Mother of 3 With Lots of Extra Skin in the Tummy Region - Sarasota, FL

To anyone out there thinking about getting a tummy tuck Dr. Derby is wonderful.. He is/ was so attentive and completely put me at ease by answering every single question that I had. And, trust me, there were plenty.. :) But, he gave me as much time as I needed to make me feel comfortable about the procedure before and even after the surgery was completed. Not only is he extremely educated in the area of abdominoplasty, but his bed side manner is amazing! He truly showed concern for me as his patient and made me feel so comfortable. I would recommend him to anyone looking to have cosmetic surgery done.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction at 70 - Sarasota, FL

Approaching 70 and being a very active person suffering from neck and shoulder pain...My Primary and Orthopedic Doctors agreed that I need a breast reduction to alleviate the discomfort... I was apprehensive to go through the surgery.... I researched and kept looking at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Group.... Dr. Derby was recommended for the reduction... Went for my Consultation and so pleased...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Life Changing! Breast Augmentation with Periareolar Lift - Sarasota, FL

I'll start off this review by saying if you have ever considered having a breast augmentation, wait for the Doctor who you are 100% confident in and with. Now I'll share my story. I'm 24 years old and went through a pretty big weight loss a few years ago. I lost around 80 pounds, all of which i was completely convinced was any appealing breast tissue i ever had. I was left with loose skin and...

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Personal Statement

Safety, professionalism, thoughtful decision making, "treat as family", and first-class care are terms that define my practice. Each patient I care for is placed into the hands of a uniquely trained board-certified plastic surgeon.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Awards & Recognition

Best Research Paper of the Year, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2014
Honored at The Aesthetic Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2015
Professional Recognition:
Invited Manuscript Peer-Reviewer, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, March 2015 – Present
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Derby has hospital affiliations at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Stetson University, 2003
    Medical: MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 2007
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Southern Illinois University Institute for Plastic Surgery, 2013
    Aesthetic and Oculoplastic Surgery, Mark Codner MD Plastic Surgery, 2014
    Aesthetic Breast and Body Contouring Surgery, Grotting and Cohn Plastic Surgery, 2015

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I'm 5'10, 135 lbs, athletic build, 13-13.1 BWD, currently a 34B. What size implant will get me to my goal? (photos)

I think an important highlight to note from your photos is that you prefer a naturally augmented breast. I'd consider shaped implants in you,... READ MORE

10 day post op arm lift. I have a small opening in my armpit incision what to do? (Photos)

Hi Denise. Doesn't look like anything to be worried about. It's not uncommon to have a little incision separation in this area after arm lifting. I... READ MORE

Bottoming out 375 cc? Implant size too big? (photo)

There are no guarantees that you will or won't bottom out based strictly on implant selection. Tissue quality, pocket dissection, natural effects of... READ MORE

Do I need a just a lift, or a lift with augmentation? (Photos)

You answered it...if you like the way you look in a bra with external support...then a well performed mastopexy/lift will give you just that. I... READ MORE

How effective are internal mastopexys?

Without question, at least in my hands, if your breasts need support..."internal"/pillar/internal suturing (even with addition of mesh) is the way to... READ MORE

Lipo in 8 days and then am scheduled for Mini Tummy Tuck 2 1/2 months later. Is that enough time in between procedures? (photos)

I consider that to be a very reasonable and safe approach. Three months is a very common timeframe between which to space procedures. I'd make sure... READ MORE

I am looking for advice and a projected recovery timeline for my current wound care situation. (Photo)

In a smaller wound, I'd say yes...excision with attempted closure is quite reasonable. As large as your wound is, goals would be obtaining a clean... READ MORE

How long before you can go back to a gym after having a body lift? (Photo)

Congrats!! That's an awesome accomplishment. I definitely agree with having an open mind to staging your body contouring procedures. In my hands, your... READ MORE

I've had 3 consultations (2 plastic and one ocular plastic surgeon) for under eye bags with three opinions. (photos)

Your experience is not uncommon. It highlights that there is no absolute way to do things, and that the "best" procedure is the procedure that works... READ MORE

What can I do about my under eyes? I've had this problem for a long time now. (Photo)

The bulge is due to excess fat in your lower eyelids. This can be removed via a transconjunctival incision to spare you a skin scar. Said differently,... READ MORE

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