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Bonita plastic surgeon arrested, faces new charges

Posted at 3:31 PM, Apr 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-07 09:06:15-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A local plastic surgeon who has been the focus in a series of Team 10 stories was arrested on Thursday morning. 

An ABC 10News camera was there as Dr. Carlos Chacon was taken into custody in the parking lot of Divino Plastic Surgery in Bonita. 

Jail records obtained by ABC 10News showed the 48-year-old Chacon was booked into San Diego Central Jail just before 10 a.m. But the records only show past charges, and further details on Chacon’s arrest were not immediately released. 

Chacon was previously criminally charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of 36-year-old Megan Espinoza. 

Espinoza died after she underwent a breast augmentation procedure at Divino Plastic Surgery in December 2018. 

Chacon and nurse Heather Lang were charged in Espinoza’s death, but both were allowed to continue practicing with limitations, including performing surgeries if a licensed anesthesiologist or CRNA is present. 

In December 2022, Chacon and Espinoza’s family reached a settlement over the family’s wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit. 

ABC 10News reached out to Chacon's attorney for a comment, but they did not respond as of the publication of this story.

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office said Chacon was expected to be in court Monday, April 10, at 1:30 p.m.