Alan B. Brackup, MD, FACS

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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. Trained at Stanford University, 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 oculofacial plastic 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. Together 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 body sculpting 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

Castle Connolly Top Doctors®

Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors

Best of Bucks winner for Plastic Surgery by The Bucks County Courier Times

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

Henry I. Baylis Cosmetic Surgery Award -?American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

John J. and Hazel Foster Award, Outstanding Research Project, Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University Medical Center

Professional Memberships

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fellow

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery Inc., Member

American Society of Liposuction Surgery, 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

Association of Professional Ringside Physicians, Member

Academic Positions

Dr. Brackup is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is an Associate Fellowship Director for the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania and Albany Medical College. 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.

At Home

Blissfully married for 32?years, Alan and Eileen Brackup have 3 children: Robert, Julia, and Shane. Dr. Brackup holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and when not at the office or with family can usually be found on the mats of the Ricardo Almeida BJJ Academy. A passionate skier, he also enjoys challenging himself on extreme ski terrain around the world and sharing his love of fine food and wine with friends.

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