Our Plastic Surgeons
Get to Know the Team at Palm Desert's Cosmetic Surgery Institute
Safety is as important as comfort at the Cosmetic Surgery Institute. The plastic surgeons at our Palm Desert practice are committed to working with each patient to determine the ideal treatment, procedure, or combination of options to produce beautiful results—all while keeping long-term health in mind.
We invite anyone considering working with Cosmetic Surgery Institute's plastic surgeons to get to know the team by exploring each physician's background, including education, experience, and contributions to the field. You can also explore the facility where they work, as well as hear from satisfied patients and learn about charitable activities and efforts in the area.
Meet Our Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Mo Zakhireh
A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mo Zakhireh joined the Cosmetic Surgery Institute in 2005, then took it over and expanded the practice. He offers a range of surgical solutions, including face procedures, body contouring, and breast surgery. He also emphasizes the importance of having surgical and nonsurgical options together under one roof. Read his CV.
Dr. Clark Taylor
Practicing in both California and Montana, Dr. Clark Taylor is double board-certified and focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery techniques. He is also director of Surgical Sleep Solutions, which aims to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Read his CV.
Dr. Craig Ball
As founder of the Cosmetic Surgery Institute, Dr. Craig Ball focuses on facial cosmetic surgery and body contouring. He built the practice, retired to pursue other interests, and ultimately returned for a "second career" at the world-class cosmetic facility to start a stem cell institute. Read his CV.
Set up a consultation with any of the surgeons by contacting the practice to arrange details.
Our Plastic Surgeons' Work Environment
The surgical segment of our building houses state-of-the-art surgical suites where our plastic surgeons perform procedures and a spacious and comfortable recovery room and postoperative room for our patients. Our surgical facility not only meets, but exceeds, community and state safety standards. We are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care with recommendations to become Medicare Certified because our safety standards were deemed equivalent to that of hospitals. The operating room staff is a team of full-time individuals including a technician, quality control nurse, and anesthetist. Their experience and skill further reduce the risk of complications for our patients.
Cosmetic Surgery Institute is also distinguished by the many safety protocols we have built in to the practice. Two important examples include transfer agreements with local hospitals in case of emergencies and the use of TIVA or "Total IV Anesthesia," which allows our patients to wake up rapidly without nausea and with minimal side effects.
Read patient testimonials to hear from women and men who enjoyed the results of their procedures performed by the plastic surgeons at the Cosmetic Surgery Institute. You can also learn more about the charitable works and organizations supported by the practice, including Project New Hope.