Top Doctors 2018 Q&A
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Meet Dr. Brackup
Alan B. Brackup, MD, FACS is a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon and ophthalmologist who leads Cosmetic Surgery Specialists in Langhorne, Bucks County, PA. Dr. Brackup is the first surgeon in the United States to be board-certified in cosmetic surgery (American Board of Cosmetic Surgery) and ophthalmology (American Board of Ophthalmology). An award-winning cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Brackup has extensive training, skill, and experience in surgical and nonsurgical procedures.
Specialties and Skills
Along with his certifications in cosmetic surgery and ophthalmology, Dr. Brackup further enhanced his skill with a fellowship in oculofacial plastic surgery. This allows him to create beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients at Cosmetic Surgery Specialists. Along with his surgical training and skills, Dr. Brackup has embraced modern medical technology, equipping his Langhorne office with the latest nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. From nonsurgical liposuction and skin tightening, Dr. Brackup helps his patients choose their best treatment plan, whether it is surgical, nonsurgical, or a combination of both.
Education and Training
Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery at the University of Iowa in Iowa City
Residency in Ophthalmology at Stanford University in California
Internship in Internal Medicine at Lankenau University in Philadelphia
Medical Doctorate from Stanford University School of Medicine in California
Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania
Awards and Honors
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Best of Bucks winner for Plastic Surgery by The Bucks County Courier Times
Best Langhorne Cosmetic Surgeon by United States Commerce Association
America's Top Surgeons in Plastic Surgery by the Consumer Research Council of America
Best Plastic Surgeon in Bucks County by The Philadelphia Inquirer
RealSelf "Top Doctor"
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Multiple awards from Vitals, including Patients' Choice Award, On-Time Doctor Award, Compassionate Doctor Award, and more
John J. and Hazel Foster Award, Outstanding Research Project, Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University Medical Center
Henry I. Baylis Cosmetic Surgery Award - American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fellow
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery Inc., Member
American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Member
American Society of Liposuction Surgery, Member
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow
Association of Professional Ringside Physicians, Member
International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, Member
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Member
Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, Medical Advisory Board, Governor-Appointed Chairman
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgery Society, Member
Dr. Brackup is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is also the Associate Fellowship Director for the University of Pennsylvania and Albany Medical College in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Brackup has also served as an instructor for both Allergan and Medicis brands, teaching advanced techniques of injectable rejuvenation using BOTOX, Juvéderm, Restylane and more. As an author of numerous articles in the field of oculofacial cosmetic surgery, Dr. Brackup has been an invited lecturer at conferences around the world. He continues to be at the forefront of the field, actively pursuing technological advances in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Brackup serves as the Chairman of the Medical Board of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission. Appointed by the Governor, Dr. Brackup is responsible for medical policy as it relates to the combat sports of mixed martial arts and boxing in Pennsylvania. He has served as the ringside Physician for numerous boxing title events and Ultimate Fighting Championships, including the inaugural UFC event in 1993.
Brackup, A.B. and Abel, A.D.: "Cosmetic Rejuvenation of the Lower Face and Neck." Oculoplastics and Orbit. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2007.
McCarty, M.L. and Brackup, A.B.: "Minimal Incision Facelift Surgery." Ophthal Clinics of North America 18, 2005.
Brackup, A.B.: "Advances and Controversies in Face Lift Surgery." Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 14:253-259, 2003.
Brackup, A. B.: "Combined Cervicofacial Rhytidectomy and Laser Skin Resurfacing." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 18(1):24, 2001.
Brackup, A. B.: "Laser Rejuvenation of the Periorbital Region." Laser Facial Rejuvenation. Revinter ltd., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1998.
Brackup, A. B.: "Combined C02 Laser Resurfacing and Skin Excision in Lower Lid Blepharoplasty." International Journal of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery.?5(1):38, 1997.
Blissfully married for 32 years, Alan and Eileen Brackup have 3 children: Robert, Julia, and Shane. When not in the office or spending time with family, Dr. Brackup can usually be found on the mats of the Ricardo Almeida Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, perusing the shelves of local wine shops, or challenging himself on extreme ski terrain around the world.