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Meet Dr. Craig Ball

About Dr. Craig Ball at Palm Desert's Cosmetic Surgery Institute

Dr. Craig Ball

Dr. Ball is an E.N.T.—head and neck cosmetic surgeon—who finished his residency in Los Angeles in 1982 and worked in L.A. for 20 years before moving to the Coachella Valley.

Dr. Ball specializes in facial cosmetic surgery, including blepharoplasties, face/neck lifts, and fat-to-face transfers to replace hollowed-out areas. He is experienced in the latest Sciton erbium laser treatments. He is also renowned for meticulous body contouring, using small micro cannulas to ensure smooth transitions of body areas.

Lastly, Dr. Ball is excited to be able to add autologous fat harvesting stem cell therapy to help those with auto-immune diseases, injuries—including such areas as the knees, shoulders, hips, spine, etc.—as well as what seems to be advancement in neuro-cognitive disorders, such as CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy, i.e., concussions) and Alzheimer's disease.

At Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we are committed to providing individualized patient care. To meet with Dr. Craig Ball, request a complimentary consultation or call our office in Palm Desert at (760) 837-0364 to schedule an appointment.

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Training & Education

A University of Texas at San Antonio graduate, Dr. Ball finished a year of rotation internship at VMC in Fresno, followed by another year of general surgery there, then three years at White Memorial Medical Center, where he was asked to join the teaching staff and was voted "Most Outstanding Teacher" in 1985 by the residents.

Beginning Anew in Palm Desert

After 20 years in Los Angeles, Dr. Ball moved to the Coachella Valley in late 1999, and in early 2003 opened Cosmetic Surgery Institute. Five years later, he sold his practice to his friend and colleague, Dr. Mo Zakhireh. They've maintained their friendship, and, after so many years of traveling, golfing, biking, doing spec-building projects with his wife Lorna at Bighorn Country Club, and landscape projects, Dr. Mo asked Dr. Ball to rejoin him at CSI.

"Dr. Zakhireh took a world-class cosmetic facility and made it better!" Dr. Ball explains. "He's added a truly remarkable staff with four full-time estheticians, nurses, and a great surgical staff. I'm truly honored and humbled to be able to have a second career again back at home at CSI. And adding stem cell therapy to our surgical options is really exciting".

Contact Dr. Craig Ball at Palm Desert's Cosmetic Surgery Institute, serving the Los Angeles area. Request a complimentary consultation online or call (760) 837-0364.

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Real Patient Stories

I'm into 1 year after having my saline breast augmentation and I can't be happier. The results are exactly what I wanted; they look and feel super natural. The staffs are helpful in making you feel comfortable and answering any questions you may have. The doctor is very pleasant and informative. I would highly recommend him to any one of my friends and/or family!

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- A.E., 5 Star Google Review (Dec 2018)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

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Real Patient Stories

The lady at the front was wonderful. They were able to break down all the post op instructions for my recovery time and did a really good job. So far everything looks really good and scarring was minimal to none.

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– A.H., 5 Star Google Review (Mar 2019)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

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Real Patient Stories

Always had a great experience when coming here. I feel more confident in myself since seeing Dr. Z. The team at CSI is amazing and goes the extra mile. I would absolutely refer anyone to this place!

Google Reviews

– M.G., 5 Star Google Review (Mar 2019)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

Real Patient

Real Patient Stories

I went to Dr. Mo over a year ago for a breast augmentation. I was absolutely blown away by him and his team. Their caring bedside manner made me feel so comfortable and so welcome. I am beyond happy with my choice and highly recommend Cosmetic Surgery Institute of Palm Desert to anyone looking to enhance themselves.

Google Reviews

– A.M., 5 Star Google Review (Dec 2018)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

We restore, repair, and make whole those parts which fortune has taken away, not so much that they delight the eyes but they buoy up the spirit and help the mind of the beset.

– Tagliacozzi (1597)

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73-710 Alessandro Drive, Suite A1
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone (760) 837-0364

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