Alan B. Brackup, MD, FACS

Meet Dr. Brackup

Alan B. Brackup, MD, FACS is a triple board-certified oculoplastic facial surgeon who leads Cosmetic Surgery Specialists in Langhorne, Bucks County, PA. Trained at Stanford University, Dr. Brackup was 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). He has been the recipient of multiple "Top Doctor" awards including Castle Connolly and Philadelphia Magazine, and is a frequently invited speaker at national plastic surgery meetings. Dr. Brackup's over 30 years of experience in the field provides him with a depth and breadth of knowledge to achieve the optimal results for his patients.

See Dr. Brackup's Q & A in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2023 Here 2022/2021 Here 2020/2019 Here and 2018 Here

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 Hospitals and Clinics

Residency in Ophthalmology with Honors at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics

MD from Stanford University School of Medicine

AB in Biology, Summa cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Lafayette College

Awards and Honors

Castle Connolly Top Doctors® 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

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

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, Member

International Peeling Society, 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 and book chapters in the field of oculofacial cosmetic surgery, Dr. Brackup is a frequent 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.

Publications

Ramesh S, Goldberg RA, Wulc AE, Brackup AB: Observations on the Tear Trough. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 40(9) 938-947, 2019

Harounian J, Wulc AE, Brackup AB, Ramesh S: Subtle Eyelid Retraction after Lower Blepharoplasty. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 72 (10): 1682-1687, 2019

Ramesh S, Goldberg RA, Wulc AE, Brackup AB: Objective Comparison of Nasojugal Fold Depth and Lower Eyelid Length After Fat Excision Versus Fat Transpositional Lower Blepharoplasty. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 39 (10):1048-1054, 2019

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. Ophthalmology 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, 2002

Diniz, W, Shields C, Shields J, Gunduz K, Brackup A: Orbital Haemangiopericytoma Simulating an Intraocular Mass. British Journal of Ophthalmology 83(6):753, 1999.

Brackup, A. B.: Laser Rejuvenation of the Periorbital Region. In Laser Facial Rejuvenation. Revinter Ltd., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1998.

Brackup, A. B.: Combined CO2 Laser Resurfacing and Skin Excision in Lower Lid Blepharoplasty. International Journal of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery

5(1):38, 1997

Community

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.

At Home

Blissfully married for 34 years, Alan and Eileen Brackup have 3 children: Robert, Julia, and Shane. Dr. Brackup is a lifelong practitioner of combat sports including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Burmese and French kick boxing, Western boxing, Judo and Japanese karate. A black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, when not at the office or with family he 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.

Medical Privileges

Reviews

"My search was over after being referred to Dr. Brackup!!!. My son's wedding was coming up in August, 2016. My eyes were horrible .When I smiled you saw know eye's.  I met one surgeon that was scared to remove the lower bags. How would that look? Didn't make sense.  With Time running out by chance I when to a new hairdresser, that had her eyes done and look beautiful. Even though Dr. had a busy schedule,he made it a point to fit me in for June 28th. I was assured my eye's would look beautiful by August 20th. Dr. Brackup was right. I had Upper and lower procedures done. Dr. sculpted my eyes to compliment my high cheek bones. They are beautiful. At 60 years old I look twenty years younger!! Dr. Brackup and his entire staff were kind and honestly the best experience I ever had.  He is gifted with hands of gold. He only works from the neck up and is a oculoplastic surgeon. My confident's is through the roof. I walk with my head high for the first time in a very long time. Thank you, Dr. Brackup for setting this butterfly free!! Before pictures click on Rosemarie P. Thanks"

R.P.

Yelp

"My experience with Dr Brackup was A plus! Dr. Brackup spent time with me to decribe my procedure and to answer all of my questions. The procedure went amazingly well . Dr Brackup reached out after the surgery and was available for all follow up questions. I highly recommend Dr. Brackjup and I wojuld definitely go to him again"

Anonymous

Healthgrades

"I had upper/lower eyelid blepharoplasty with lower lid laser skin resurfacing. Everyone in the office is very professional and friendly. They are very prompt with your appointments, no unnecessary waiting. I just had my last follow up appointment yesterday and I am completely amazed and happy with results. The took the final picture and placed it next to the before picture and I was surprised how much of a difference there was. It was hard for me to honestly see it because I have been dealing with being told how tired I look, how unattractive I look and how angry I look due to the circles under my eyes since I was 15. I am 61 now so my brain is so conditioned to believe I look a certain way. Recovery was not bad and Dr Brackup and the staff were always available if I had any questions or needed to see them. Highly recommend. Also, they are truthful with you about the results you can expect based on you, your skin, your circumstances and expectations. "

L.H.

Healthgrades

"Dr. Brackup and the staff are great. Everyone is very kind in the office and they make you feel comfortable about discussing whatever it is you’re looking for. He will be very straight forward with you on your concerns of getting something done and not just agree to everything you want. This shows that he cares!"

K.G.

Yelp

"Dr Brackup and Staff Are First Rate! - I'm now about seven weeks post surgery and I am thrilled with the results of my deep plane facelift.  After turning 60, it became clear that fillers were an ineffective waste of money to treat worsening jowls and sagging.  Tired of a losing battle with gravity, and feeling much younger than I was looking, I turned to Dr. Brackup after research on this site and others, and after meeting the doc and his team.  I was looking for three things in my cosmetic surgery provider:  (1) confidence in their caring and competency, including board certification; (2) assurance that the results would be natural; (3) transparency and expected accuracy in what to expect before, during and after the procedure.  I can say that Dr. Brackup and his staff have scored high on all three counts.  During the initial consultation, I never had the feeling that Dr Brackup or his staff tried to sell or suggest anything that needed "fixing," rather they responded in their professional judgment with the best treatment recommendations for what was bothering me. Once I selected Dr. Brackup, his office and surgery center provided the appropriate level of pre-op instruction.  Care the day of and following surgery was first rate, and I thought his affiliated surgery center and staff were terrific, too.  Best of all, I'm simply delighted with my new look (and the friends in whom I've confided have been effusively positive in their comments).  If you think you're ready to take the plunge, I can confidently recommend Dr. Brackup and his practice."

G.

RealSelf

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