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.

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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.


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


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


"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"



"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"



"Amazing Doctor, Amazing Staff - Dr. Brackup is not only a A* doctor, but also has an incredible bedside manner. He is skilled, knowledgeable, AND makes you feel so comfortable. I never felt rushed and he answered all my questions. His staff is by far the nicest and most helpful group I have ever worked with. I cannot wait to have my next procedure done. Thank you, Dr. Brackup and staff!"



"10 days out, very little discomfort - I was tired of looking tired. It seemed like my lower face was melting off into my neck. After interviewing multiple doctors I decided on Dr Brackup. He is phenomenal. 10 days out, very little discomfort.Updated on 31 Mar 2024:"



"Upper & lower eye blepharoplasty - best care throughout - Dr Brackup performed an upper and lower eye blepharoplasty on me in Oct ‘23. The results are amazing and I am really happy that I went with Dr. Brackup. He is very patient and kind in addition to being very talented. His staff is also very accommodating and I felt like I was in the best care throughout my procedure and after. Highly recommend- go with someone who specializes in Oculoplastic Suregery vs a general Cosmetic surgeon if you are considering the same procedure."



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