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.
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® 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors 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
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
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, Golberg, RA, Wulc, AE, and Brackup, AB: Objective Comparison of Nasojugal Fold Depth and Lower Eyelid Length after Fat Excision Versus Fat Transpositional Lower Blepharoplasty. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, May 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." 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.
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.
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.
"What an amazing experience!"
"Dr. Brackup is extremely knowledgeable and confident regarding the produces that he does. Dr. Brackup is very pleased and proud of all the surgical procedures he has performed. I felt very at ease and comfortable sitting and talking with?"
"I'm a big fan of Dr. Brackup!!! Have always been very pleased with my results."
"Dr. Brackup is the best, and his office staff are kind and helpful. He gave me something that I had wanted for a number of years but thought was impossible. Thank you!"
"My wife recently had a Facelift, and not only does she look amazing but the service that she received was FABULOUS. Dr. Brackup was patient during her consultation, answered all of her questions and did not pressure her into doing it. After visiting 10 surgeons we went with Dr. B and would suggest him to anyone that is looking for a facelift! Thanks Dr. B from Nick and Nicole!"