Irvine Oculoplastic Surgeon
16300 Sand Canyon Ave., Ste. 1007
Irvine, California 92618 US
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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Outstanding service from Dr. Melanie Erb

Dr. Melanie Erb is a fantastic physician. Dr. Erb’s thoroughness is outstanding as she meticulously attended to every detail in my situation. I felt that she left no stone unturned in discovering the best plan of action that completely met my objectives. I trust Dr. Erb, and had an all-around positive experience. I will be referring friends and family to her.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology


American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

Consultation Fee

Photographs, taken about 10 - 20 years prior, are useful launching pad to discuss goals at a cosmetic consultation.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Erb has hospital affiliations at Hoag Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, UCLA
    Medical: MD, UCI
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Surgery, UCI
    Residency: Ophthalmology, UCI
    Fellowship: Oculo-Facial Plastic Surgery, Eyesthetica, Santa Monica

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Is it possible to make Asian eyes look Caucasian? (Photo)

Yes, I could make your eyes look similar to the photo, but it would look funny on you. I would suggest the middle way. Could do an incisional double... READ MORE

Asian Blepharoplasty. Can the asymmetry be resolved in a revision? (photos)

In your preoperative photo, you have a hypertrophic orbicularis muscle which creates the thickened roll just below your eyelashes. Your orbicularis... READ MORE

How common is it to not have a distinct fold after Asian eyelid surgery? (photo)

No worries. It's still too early to tell. Give yourself time for the swelling to completely go away (3 months), and then evaluate the crease. READ MORE

My eyes are not symmetrical. It seems I have a bigger eyelid on the other eye. How can I solve this problem? (photo)

It looks like you have ptosis of your right upper eyelid. It can be improved with a ptosis surgery. An oculoplastic surgeon, especially one who is... READ MORE

Congenital Ptosis Worse After Brow Lift

Congenital ptosis repair is difficult and sometimes reoperations or revisions are necessary.  Seek the advice of your surgeon or get another... READ MORE

Any Doctor Comfortable Repairing Asian Eyelid and Brow Ptosis, Including Crease?

Your repair will be complex due to the combination of reoperation, congenital ptosis, and Asian eyelids.  Congenital ptosis repair is very... READ MORE

Anatomy of Asian Eyelids

Often, the skin of a single (fold) eyelid overhangs the eyelashes, thus making them appear shorter.  With double eyelid surgery, the excess skin... READ MORE

How Long Until Plastic Surgery Stitches Dissolve?

The time that it takes for skin sutures to dissolve depends on the type and the thickness of the suture.  The most commonly used sutures can... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Erb

Melanie Ho Erb, MD has shared 30 before and after pictures with 1 helpful vote from the RealSelf community.

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