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.
Dr. Carlos O. Chacon – Plastic Surgeon
“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 – Aesthetic Specialist
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.
Tania Aguilar, BSN, RN – Registered Nurse
Born and raised in San Diego, Tania started her nursing career in women’s health, but eventually pursed aesthetics due to her love of skin and beauty. Tania is passionate about educating her patients and committed to helping her patients love the skin they are in. Tania relentlessly pursues her continued education goals including a Masters in Nursing and advanced injectable aesthetic techniques. Tania loves to try new restaurants and enjoys cooking with a glass of rosé.