Dr. Melanie Erb, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 52
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Dr. Melanie Erb, MD
Dr. Melanie Erb, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery doctor who practices in Irvine, CA. She is 52 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Erb is affiliated with Hoag Hospital Newport Beach.

16300 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 1007

Irvine, CA 92618

Contact Information

(949) 727-0102

Dr. Melanie Erb, MD

Dr. Melanie Erb, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna

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Top Care Areas


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Ectropion of Eyelid
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Erb "As a woman surgeon, Dr. Melanie Ho Erb is really able to understand what women want and why.  Her expertise in Asian blepharoplasty has made her the choice for patients who are interested in a natural-looking double eyelid.  

Dr. Erb is dedicated to providing the highest of care in a welcoming and attentive environment. She personally customizes your individual surgery.  Her philosophy is to create a refreshed, healthy, and natural look. Her patients appreciate her warm bedside manner, honesty, and meticulous attention to detail.

Dr. Erb is one of the few surgeons double certified as an oculofacial plastic surgeon and ophthalmologist. As a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), Dr. Erb has received the most training available for the enhancement of the area of the delicate eyelids and upper face. She specializes in surgical and non-surgical procedures that help to make the eyelids and face look more refreshed and youthful."


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  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Double Chin
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stye
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Trichiasis
  • Wrinkles


  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Brow Lift
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Dermal Filler
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Skin Lesion Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of California Irvine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Ca Irvine Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Eyesthetica
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Erb has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Erb's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Erb to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Erb's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Irvine, CA |
I went to Dr.Erb for blepharoplasty. She was very patient and caring. The result is really natural. The whole process is easy. I would recommend Dr.Erb to anyone!!
in Irvine, CA |
I just had my post op follow up appointment with Dr. Melanie Ho Erb. She is the “best”. I had both my eyelids raised over the past few months. Needless to say there were many appointments and two surgeries. The Dr. was never rushed; she gave me all the time I needed and answered all my many questions. I am sure she wanted to laugh at some of them but she held it in, because she knew they were important to me.
Honolulu, HI |
The flesh of the upper eyelids were resting on my eyelashes. I sought the expertise of Dr Melanie Ho Erb. Dr Erb took the time to explain things to me. She also listens. I look for these qualities in a physician. She performed the surgery. Everything healed nicely. Everyone said that my eyes looked so natural. I felt good that I had it done and have never had a problem since. Dr Melanie Erb is extremely knowledgeable and has a wide variety of experience. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
in Capistrano Beach, CA |
A couple of years ago I went to Dr. Erb for upper and lower eyelid surgery. She meticulously examined my eyes and then explained to me the surgical procedure. I found her to be warm and down to earth which immediately reduced my anxiety. The results were amazing; I have a completely natural look so no one knows I had “work” done on my face. I know this means that she has a keen attention to detail. Since then, I go regularly for botox injections to mitigate the look of my “frownies”. She gi
Kailua, HI |
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.
Irvine, CA |
I had a wonderful experience with Dr Erb. I saw her for laser for my face. She took lots of time to explain my options in detail to me. She didn't pressure me or try to up-sell me. The laser was a good experience, and I even got to pick the music to listen to during the laser. She took extra time and passes to go over the particularly bad spots on my face. Now my skin looks baby soft and smooth. Everyone notices that I look better. I would recommend Dr Erb to anyone.
in Irvine |
Dr. Erb not only skillfully removed a growth from my eyelid and tested it to determine it was benign, but there is now no visible evidence at all that it was ever there. Her attention to my comfort was among the best of any doctor I have ever encountered. I cannot recommend Dr. Erb more highly. I would gladly return to her for care in the future.
in Inglewood, CA |
Dr Erb and her staff are the best! Really thorough and professional. She performed a major procedure on my eye and no one can even tell I had surgery!I'd recommend her to anyone!
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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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