Melanie Ho Erb, M.D.
A Surgeon's Hands, A Woman's Touch
As a woman surgeon, Dr. Erb is really able to understand what women want and why. Her expertise in Asian blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery) has made her the choice for patients who are interested in a natural-looking double eyelid.
Dr. Erb is dedicated to providing the highest quality of surgical care in a welcoming and attentive environment.
She personally tailors your individual surgery to your own needs, desires, ethnicity, and individual anatomy. Her philosophy
is to create a refreshed look while making sure that you still look like your natural self. Her patients appreciate her warm bedside manner.
Melanie Ho Erb, M.D.
Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Melanie 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 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.
Dr. Erb's specialties include:
- Laser upper and lower blepharoplasty - upper and lower lid lifts (for a more refreshed appearance)
- Asian blepharoplasty (to create or enhance a crease)
- Brow lift (to raise brows to a more youthful position)
- Ptosis repair (to raise droopy eyelids)
- Removal of bumps (to provide a smooth appearance)
- Botox (to improve wrinkles)
- Facial fillers (to improve deep lines and to add youthful volume)
- Kybella (to improve a double chin)
- Laser skin resurfacing (to improve luminosity and radiance, spots, sun damage, and fine wrinkles)
What is Oculo-Facial Plastic Surgery?
When choosing a surgeon for cosmetic eyelid and face surgery, it is important to consider the physician's training.
Oculo-Facial Plastic Surgery (also known as Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery) is a specialized area of
ophthalmology that focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive aspects of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, the orbit (the bony cavity
surrounding the eye), and the adjacent face. An Oculo-Facial plastic surgeon has spent 6 years in the training of eyes and eyelids which
is more time and more specialized eyelid work than any other type of cosmetic surgeon. When you consult with an Oculo-Facial Plastic Surgeon,
you a consulting with a true eyelid expert.
What is the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) ?
The main organizing body for Oculo-Facial Plastic Surgery is the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).
ASOPRS members must complete an approved fellowship training program. These fellowship programs are prestigious and coveted because there are many more applicants than positions available. Each year, only about 20 surgeons in the US and Canada are trained in this field. These surgeons
are meticulously trained in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid and facial surgery during their 2 year fellowships. Furthermore, ASOPRS members
must pass a written and oral examination and write scientific thesis of original research. Only after all of these steps have been completed
is a surgeon asked to become a member of ASOPRS.
Dr. Erb is a full member of ASOPRS, having completed all of these requirements. Around the world, there are approximately 500 such members
who have passed these rigid criteria for certification.