Providing superior service is a function of attracting and retaining the best staff possible. At Divino Plastic Surgery you will experience some of the finest personnel in the medical community. Dr. Chacon has personally chosen his staff to be friendly, warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. We are pleased to introduce to you the Divino Plastic Surgery staff. Each member is here to assist you with compassionate care whatever your needs may be.
“Coming from a lineage of skilled craftsmen, artists, and mechanics, I always knew I would work with my hands. Plastic Surgery attracted me because it is one of the few surgical subspecialties that is as fascinating as it is intricate. A distinctive skill set is required to be a great plastic surgeon, and particularly, a great cosmetic plastic surgeon. Considering that even the most minor imperfections in one’s final results are impossible to hide, doing it properly becomes the ultimate challenge. Cosmetic plastic surgery offers me artistic latitude and a craft that is extremely satisfying. My ultimate reward is that huge smile on a patient’s face, when they love the way they look and feel. ” –Dr. Chacon
Carlos O. Chacon, MD, MBA, was born in Tucson, Arizona and is a Pueblo High School Warrior, now a decade old and proud Californian. Dr. Chacon has captured several exceptional educational opportunities, earning his higher education for both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Arizona. During his extensive surgical training, Dr. Chacon served as Chief Resident of the University of California San Francisco Division of Plastic Surgery at the world-renowned UCSF Medical Center. UCSF has been continuously recognized as one of America’s top medical centers. Dr. Chacon is among the industry’s best-trained cosmetic plastic surgeons having completed an advanced fellowship training program in aesthetic surgery in Los Angeles, California at the University of Southern California.
Irina Bilenkaya, MSN, NP-C, RNFA is a Nationally Certified Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse First Assistant to the Surgeon. She earned her graduate degree from the nations top tier Nurse Practitioner program at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to that she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Dual Degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of California, Irvine.
Irina is an experienced practitioner with a broad medical background in woman’s health and surgical subspecialties, which has helped her become an expert in aesthetic medicine. She specializes in aesthetic procedures including: wrinkle therapies (e.g. Botox®, fillers), vein treatments, laser hair removal, IPL treatments, laser skin tightening (e.g. Thermage®), laser tattoo removal, body contouring, facial rejuvenation and treatment of chronic and acute skin conditions such as acne, hyperpigmentation and melasma.
Irina wholeheartedly enjoys interacting with patients and helping them enhance their looks and lives. She spends as much time as possible getting to know every individual. She likes spending time with her family, is an avid salsa dancer, hardcore outdoor adventurist, and world traveler. A true linguist, Irina is also fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian.
Daniel Carmona is Divino Plastic Surgery’s North San Diego Patient Coordinator. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. Daniel assists patients in preparation for their meeting with San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Chacon. He works meticulously with Dr. Chacon as well as our patients to make certain all patient needs are met in a timely, efficient, and caring manner. Daniel is passionate about our patient’s well being.
Daniel has worked in the Entertainment, Fashion and Modeling Industries, and Marketing Industry. Daniel ensures that from the moment you contact our office, your experience is seamless, positive and enjoyable. Daniel is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Daniel enjoys indulging in the San Diego style and fashion scene! You can catch him channeling his fashion forward alter ego at Fashion Valley Mall with his beautiful wife and daughters.
Carolina is our star Medical Assistant. She has a unique passion for plastic surgery and a heartwarming personality that allows her to fully devote herself to our patients surgical and non-surgical needs. She is a crucial part of our team assisting and assuring that patients are healthy and well taken care of before and after surgery.
During her free time, Carolina enjoys spending time with her four-legged child, Tommi, as well as her family and friends.
Iris Garcia is Divino Plastic Surgery’s Patient Care Coordinator. She works meticulously with Dr. Chacon as well as our team, to make certain all of our patient’s needs are met in a timely, efficient, and caring manner. Iris’s certifications as a CNA and HHC allow her to go one step further in making sure they receive the proper care after their procedures. Iris prides herself on being a strong liaison between the doctor and his patients, and is there for every step of their journey.
On her free time, Iris enjoys her down time with friends and family. Also a bit of a “foodie”, Iris enjoys trying out San Diego’s newest and trendiest food spots.
Kim Flores – Medical Aesthetician
Kim is our Spa Divino Master Medical Aesthetician. As a licensed Aesthetician, with over 25 years of experience with top tier destination spas including Golden Door Spa and Beauty at Cal-a-Vie both as trainer and director, you can trust that you are in the hands of a caring professional.
Her services not only include relaxing and skin transforming facials, but also treatment of difficult skin conditions and skin rejuvenation. She is also trained and certified to perform various strengths and types of peels from enzyme to chemical as well as microdermabrasion treatments. Her facials are customized to each individual, making each patient’s experience wonderfully effective.
Kim also specializes in relaxing anti-aging facials, aromatherapy, detox facial massage, and an expert in eyebrow design. She enjoys educating her clients about the importance of skin care both at home and in a clinical setting.
“I love knowing that I can make a difference in each patient’s life by giving him or her more confidence to put their best face forward.” – Kim Flores, Spa Divino Master Medical Aesthetician