Dr. Allan Wulc is the lead surgeon at W Cosmetic Surgery®, with more than 25 years experience in cosmetic and plastic surgery. His practice includes everything from eye lifts and facelifts, to laser treatments, facial peels, Botox®, and much more.
Dr. Wulc is quadruple board-certified in cosmetic and plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and oculoplastic surgery. He is also a diplomate of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is the only surgeon in the tri-state area with these qualifications.
As a leader in his field, and pioneer of new surgical techniques, he has led lectures, presentations, and written countless publications about his work.
Specializing in Eyelid and Facial Rejuvenation
Dr. Allan Wulc’s experience and passion focus exclusively on eyelid and facial surgery. In a cosmetic setting, he has performed hundreds of upper and lower eyelid surgeries (blepharoplasty) and brow lifts. In the realm of plastic surgery, he is an industry influencer for his expertise in reconstructive eyelid and facial surgery. Many ophthalmologists and optometrists refer their patients and family members to Dr. Wulc.
Dr. Wulc is known for his artistic, holistic, and meticulous approach to facial cosmetic surgery. He was trained and educated at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed two fellowships at the University of Arizona and in London at Moorfields Hospital. He is an associate clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, and has been selected as part of Castle Connolly’s Best Doctor in the World list for the past fifteen years. He is recognized locally and nationally as an expert in eyelid and facial cosmetic surgery.
Having established his practice in Philadelphia in 1986, Dr. Wulc has practiced plastic surgery in the Greater Philadelphia area for over 25 years.
Dr. Allan’s CV.
Dr. Wulc was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Amherst College. His background is in the arts and humanities. Dr. Wulc spent part of his undergraduate studies in Paris, where he studied painting and sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, literature at the Sorbonne, and piano performance at the Ecole Normale de Musique.
Dr. Wulc received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, and trained in Ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. After residency, he was awarded a fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery, and Eye and Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Arizona. Following this fellowship, he completed a year-long fellowship in super subspecialized training in plastic surgery of the orbit (facial skeleton and orbital contents) at the University of London, Moorfields Eye Hospital. He then completed a third fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery at the Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Wulc spent ten years in academics at the University of Pennsylvania, and was appointed Director of the Eye Plastic and Orbital Service of the Scheie Eye Institute and the University of Pennsylvania. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994.
In 1996, Dr. Wulc left the University of Pennsylvania to pursue private practice in the Philadelphia area, while retaining and gaining supplementary academic affiliations. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Wulc is on the teaching faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and at Temple University. He has trained residents and fellows internationally.
Dr. Wulc is on staff at Abington Memorial Hospital where he is an Associate Surgeon. Dr. Wulc has authored over 40 papers in his specialty and has written many chapters in authoritative texts on plastic surgery. He is one of the original researchers involved in the FDA study of Botox® and was one of the first to publish a study on its use for cosmetic purposes. He has taught Botox® injection techniques and filler injection techniques throughout the United States and is renowned for his abilities as an aesthetic facial cosmetic surgeon.
He is particularly interested in repairing changes associated with aging around the face and eyelids, surgery for thyroid eye disease, and correcting problems caused by other cosmetic surgeons and non-surgeons. He has won the prestigious Marvin Quickert Award for Excellence in Eye and Facial Plastic Surgery Research. He remains actively involved in plastic surgery research projects and clinical trials, continues to publish and present at national meetings, and has several patents for small incision face-lifting devices and techniques. Dr. Wulc comes from two generations of artists.
Dr. Wulc’s father, Stanley, was an exhibited photographer and painter whose work has been reviewed favorably in Connoisseur Magazine and the New York Times. From a very early age, Dr. Wulc was indoctrinated in the style of the Renaissance masters and educated in drawing, painting, and sculpture by his father and grandfather. Dr. Wulc continues to draw and paint and feels that the greatest body of his artistic work is seen not on his canvases, but on the faces of his patients.
- 1986 Ophthalmology – American Board of Ophthalmology
- 1986 Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – ASOPRS
- 1988 Cosmetic Surgery, Facial – American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
- 2008 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Physician Specialties
Why Does Board Certification In Cosmetic Surgery Matter?
Achieving board certification – let alone quadruple board certification – is a lengthy, rigorous process that few surgeons achieve, and involves many years of education and training. To maintain board certification, a surgeon must participate in ongoing education and assessment, keep up with the latest advancements in the field, and show best practices relating to ethics and patient safety.
Specialties and Skills
Some of the minimally invasive techniques developed and pioneered at W Cosmetic Surgery® include:
- WNatural Micromidfacelift™, a less invasive midface lift surgery, developed by Dr. Allan Wulc, that allows for smaller incisions
- Ligament Surgery
- Radiofrequency Therapy for Festoon Treatment
- Growth Factors for Hair Transplants
- Lutronic Healite, low-level light therapy to promote circulation and post-procedure healing
- Erbium lasers for Skin Resurfacing
- Botox® and Injectable Fillers
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