Notice of Data Incident
August 1, 2023

Dear Patients:
We post this Notice pursuant to the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) to inform you about a data incident involving an unauthorized release of patient Protected Health Information (“PHI”), as that is defined by HIPAA, at Gary Motykie, M.D., a Medical Corporation and Gary Motykie, M.D. (“Practice”), a covered entity under HIPAA.

PHI, as defined by HIPAA, is information that is “created, received, maintained, or transmitted by or on behalf of the health care component of the Covered Entity.” § 164.105 (a)(2)(i)(D). Information that is created or received by a Covered Entity and that relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of healthcare to an individual is considered PHI. PHI is required to be protected when transmitted or maintained in any form by a Covered Entity. Individual identifiers (including but not limited to name, address, telephone number, fax, email address, social security number, medical record number, etc.) maintained in a designated record set along with health information (including but not limited to x-rays, images, scans, physician notes, diagnoses, treatment, eligibility approvals, claims, remittances, etc.) are collectively considered PHI.

Event Description:
On or about June 6, 2023, an initial technical analysis of the Practice’s information technology network determined an unauthorized release of PHI occurred to an unknown third party. The initial analysis determined that the unknown third party accessed the Practice’s network. It was further determined that the unknown third party acquired some of the Practice’s patient’s unencrypted PHI and that party was not authorized to do so and did so in an unlawful manner.

The information that may have been accessed or acquired during this unauthorized access included:

  • First and last name 
  • Social Security Number (if provided)
  • Address
  • Driver’s license or identification card number
  • Financial account or payment card number, in combination with any required CVV code
  • Intake forms, which may include medical information and history
  • Images taken in connection with the services rendered at our office
  • Health insurance information (if provided)
Steps Taken to Address:
Upon discovery, the Practice took the following immediate steps to address the situation:
  • Computers and servers replaced
  • Network passwords changed
  • Endpoint detection, virus, and malware detection tools and software installed on workstations and server
  • Limitations concerning Internet access
  • Access controls put in place for users based on role and responsibility
  • Server policies in place
  • Device locking mechanisms
  • Multi factor authentication enabled
  • Network segregation efforts
  • Encryption of devices
  • Additional workforce training
Risk Assessment:

The Practice conducted a risk assessment to evaluate the potential harm to potentially impacted individuals. Based on that assessment, it is determined that there is a high risk of harm. It is essential for potentially impacted individuals to remain vigilant in monitoring their personal accounts and data and promptly report any suspicious activity to law enforcement or their financial institutions.

Assistance and Resources:
Starting on or about June 22, 2023, letters were mailed to patients providing the following resources to assist the potentially impacted individuals, offering at no cost:
  • two (2) years of no cost Triple Bureau Credit Monitoring/Triple Bureau Credit Report/Triple Bureau Credit Score/Cyber Monitoring services.
  • the services also include reviewing whether Information appears on the dark web and alert the individual if such Information is found online.
  • proactive fraud assistance to help with any questions in event a potentially impacted persons becomes a victim of fraud.

Steps to Prevent Future Incidents: We deeply regret any inconvenience or concern this Incident may cause. The Practice is taking numerous steps to help prevent similar Incidents in the future. We will continue to review and enhance our security measures, policies, and employee training.

If you failed to receive your letter in the mail, and/or if there is a concern your mailing address has changed since you were a patient at the Practice, please contact 1-800-405-6108 or call our office immediately at 310-246-2355 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific time, Monday through Friday.

What Being a ASPS Membership Means

What Being a ASPS Membership Means

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world’s largest plastic surgery specialty organization. Established in 1931, the organization represents 94% of all board certified plastic surgeons in the United States, and over a thousand plastic surgeons internationally. Each of the board certified plastic surgeons has obtained at least five years of surgical training, including a minimum of two years specifically in the specialty area of plastic surgery.

Mission of ASPS

As a leading plastic and reconstructive surgery authority of international standing, the ASPS has pursued a mission to promote quality care to plastic surgery patients. It encourages the highest standards of training, ethics, professional practice and research in plastic surgery. One of the key goals of the Society is to advance patient safety. It requires its members to operated in accredited surgical facilities that have cleared stringent reviews of equipment and personnel.

The decision to undergo plastic surgery is an important and serious step in anyone’s life. Plastic surgery is about more than enhancing aesthetics, it is also about rebuilding lives. Determining whether your plastic surgeon is board certified, like Dr. Motykie is, by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is a critical first step in ensuring both safety and satisfaction with your procedure.

Core Value

The core value of the ASPS embodies excellence in plastic surgery through training, education, research, professional engagement and exchange, and promoting team spirit in the specialty of plastic surgery.

ASPS is recognized as the pre-eminent voice of plastic surgery by the people, industry and government. It supports its members in a variety of ways and builds superior competencies through educational forums and the development of guidelines and products to strengthen the profession.

The Plastic Surgery Foundation

Founded in 1948, the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) is geared to provide critical access and support to the ASPS members for research, educational programs and opportunities, international outreach, and resources and technology to help them in their goal of better serving the needs of the patients.

Benefits of ASPS Membership

The indispensable features and benefits of becoming a member of the ASPS include the following:

Plastic Surgery Education Campaign (PSEC)

This is an award-winning national advertising and TV campaign that promotes member plastic surgeons through the ASPS Referral Service as the best choice when considering a plastic surgery procedure.


This is a multi-pronged effort on key issues such as Medicare payment and scope of practice, tort reform, and communicating the message of plastic surgery community to the government, payers and organized medicine.

Award-winning Publications

The ASPS members are privileged to receive “Plastic Surgery News” and “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” the official scientific journals of the Society.

ASPS Website

The ASPS website at is a valuable information resource for millions of potential patients seeking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery or looking for a suitable board certified plastic surgeon.

Members-Only Website Content

This exclusive service provides privileged information and content to a network of over 5,000 members. The members can discuss clinical and practice management concerns, buy products, update CME records, and research a reservoir of information on plastic surgery.

Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the ASPS members offers a premier educational experience. It includes a packed curriculum of clinical and practice management courses, instructional courses, keynote lectures, and panel discussions. The meeting is surrounded by the biggest trade exhibit for the plastic surgery specialty.

The ASPS is the essential partner in the practice of plastic surgery for board certified plastic surgeons in the US.


Your Best Choice for a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon

Best Choice Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Gary Motykie is one of the leading names in the field of plastic surgery, having made extensive contributions over the years that have helped make reconstructive and cosmetic surgery accessible to a large section of the population.

Once reserved for an exclusive or elite class of people, cosmetic surgery is today safer, more affordable, and more popular than ever before. Eminent cosmetic surgeons such as Dr. Motykie have played a vital role in bringing this branch of medical science into the mainstream.


Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Motykie has vast experience in performing a wide array of reconstructive, cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures related to the breast, body, and face. He employs the most advanced and cutting edge surgical techniques to help his patients achieve natural looking, desirable and sustainable results as per their expectations.

Some of the key procedures performed by Dr. Motykie include breast augmentation, tummy tuck, facelift, rhinoplasty, liposuction, breast lift, and mommy makeover. He also performs procedures such as brow lift, eyelid lift, chin augmentation, facial fat grafting, Brazilian butt augmentation, thigh lift, arm lift, and breast reduction.

Customized Procedures

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie understands that the anatomy, health status and personal aesthetic goals of each patient are unique, which require a customized treatment approach for best results. His aim is to meet or exceed the patient’s expectations and help them achieve maximum satisfaction from the results.

Dr. Motykie will employ specialized techniques, combine multiple procedures, or add non-invasive treatments to the surgical procedure, depending on the patient’s specific aesthetic requirements. He combines the principles of art and science to achieve results that are healthy and predictable, and yet aesthetically appealing and attractive. He receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

Non-invasive Procedures

In his endeavor to provide a comprehensive range of services under a single roof, Dr. Motykie has now expanded his surgical practice to include a fully equipped, state of the art medical spa facility. A variety of innovative and proven skin tightening, weight reduction, laser hair reduction, and wrinkle reduction procedures are provided at the medical spa.

With exclusive non-invasive treatments or a combination of plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures, Dr. Motykie is able to combine the benefits of latest technologies in order to deliver optimal results with reduced recovery time. Dr. Motykie’s treatment approach is about improving a patient’s overall health and beauty from the inside out.

The Healing Curve

Dr. Motykie is involved with a number of community activities and efforts. In 2008, he formed a nonprofit called The Healing Curve, which has a primary mission to help patients who do not have the economic means to afford treatment for their physical deformities acquired from birth, cancer, trauma or prior unsuccessful surgeries.

Media Recognition

Leading publications such as the New York Times, the LA Times and the Wall Street Journal have featured Dr. Motykie in their articles. He has appeared on popular TV shows, including the E! Channel’s Dr. 90201, Celebrity Plastic Surgery, The Doctors, Marie Show, Dr. Phil, MTV, VH1, EXTRA, ACCESS Hollywood, Inside Edition, and the Discovery Channel’s Plastic Surgery: Before & After.

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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery) risks and safety information | Beverly Hills

Abdominoplasty Risks | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los AngelesAbdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure with highly successful and desirable results when performed by an experienced surgeon. However, like any major surgery, risks and potential complications are associated with tummy tuck as well. The patient should be prepared to accept the risks and will be required sign consent forms prior to the procedure.

As a dedicated cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Gary Motykie will ensure that the patient is made aware of the potential risks so that they can make an informed decision. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Potential Risks


If the tummy tuck plastic surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia, the risk of a reaction occurring will be slightly higher as compared to local anesthesia.

Blood Clotting

If blood clot formation occurs inside a blood vessel, it may cause complications in the blood flow. In a rare case, the blood clot may travel to the heart, lungs or brain, posing a serious risk.


The risk of infection is higher during the surgery and immediate recovery period. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will ensure a clean, sterile operating environment to minimize the risk. Antibiotics may be prescribed for the first few days following the surgery.

Delayed Healing

In case of tummy tuck surgery, pain, swelling, tenderness and bruising will typically subside in about four to six weeks. However, a few patients may heal slowly and continue to experience considerable discomfort after six weeks.

Dr. Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon who receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby locations for tummy tuck and other procedures.

Temporary Side Effects

Some of the most common side effects of abdominoplasty include the following. These side effects will usually fade away on their own:


An experienced surgeon will provide guidelines to minimize post-op swelling. A compression garment will be provided to keep the swelling in control. Regular, gentle body movements will help to improve blood flow and support the healing process.


Post-op pain is common in case of tummy tuck surgery, which will reduce by the end of first week. The surgeon may prescribe pain medications for the first few days to keep the patient comfortable.


Most patients will also experience mild bruising in the treated areas following abdominoplasty. Bruising will usually fade in about two to three weeks after the surgery.

Safety Information

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) conducted a detailed survey of 3,681 tummy tuck procedures performed between January and September 2010. The complication rate in this survey was found to be 4.7% or 163 patients. Infection and hemorrhage were the most common complications. Rare complications included fluid overload, hypoxia, pulmonary dysfunction, hypotension, and pulmonary embolism.

The rate of complications is considered fairly low in case of tummy tuck surgery, even though it is a major procedure. If the surgery is performed by a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, the rate of the complications will be further reduced dramatically and in fact be almost unheard of.

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