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.

Kybella FDA Approved for Double Chin Reduction

Kybella FDA Approved for Double Chin Reduction

Kybella | Double Chin Reduction | Beverly Hills | Injectable | Los AngelesThe chin profile may be compromised due to the presence of excess submental fat. This can make the neck and lower face appear older and unsightly. Many people seek the reduction of double chin appearance through plastic surgery.

However, now an innovative non-surgical treatment called Kybella is available, which can help reduce double chin. Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading cosmetic surgeon providing this cutting edge non-surgical technology to his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

FDA Approval

Kybella or ATX-101 from Kythera is a unique treatment that does not involve plastic surgery to treat double chin, which is caused due to excessive submental fat tissue. The FDA has now approved Kybella treatment. With this approval, Kybella becomes the first and only non-surgical treatment to have an FDA approval for the reduction of double chin.

Keith Leonard, President and CEO of Kythera, says that Kybella is a fantastic and salient solution that can be tailored to meet the unique aesthetic goals of a patient for an enhanced chin profile. Higher rates of patient satisfaction are typically achieved because of the non-invasive nature of Kybella treatment.

Leonard says: “For the first time, people have access to an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment for submental fullness, a condition that can negatively impact the overall appearance of the face and can result in a person feeling older and heavier. With Kybella, physicians can offer a clinically-proven treatment that is customized to the patient and their treatment goals for an improved chin profile.”

As a leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Gary Motykie supports the latest, proven and FDA approved cutting edge treatments designed to enhance a person’s appearance. Dr. Motykie provides state of the art surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

Successful Tests

Kybella’s success is backed by an international clinical development program that covered more than 20 clinical studies and 2,600 patients worldwide. In the pivtal Phase III studies, more than 68% patients indicated a favorable response to Kybella. They report improvements in the amount of fat in the area underneath the chin. The emotional benefits achieved due to submental fat reduction were also enumerated by the patients.

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Kybella treatment is administered through injections directly into the specific fatty tissue below the chin. The treatment program will be customized according to the unique condition of the patient. One treatment session will typically last for about 20 minutes. Two to four treatments are usually required to achieve visible results. A maximum of six treatments of Kybella may be administered as the patient’s needs.

Dr. Michael C. Edwards, the President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), says that Kybella is an excellent revolution with prolific potential for the aesthetics industry. Dr. Edwards says it is critically important to choose the right surgeon to receive an advanced injectable solution such as Kybella.

The advantage with Kybella is that the procedure avoids all the typical risks and complications that may be associated with a surgery. The downtime is minimal and the patient does not have to undergo a prolonged treatment or recovery process.

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Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty) Overview

Brachioplasty | Arm Lift | Plastic Surgery | Beverly Hills | Los Angeles | CAArm lift surgery, clinically known as brachioplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to tighten and lift sagging skin on the upper arms and enhance the contours. The surgeon will remove excess skin and fat from the upper arm area to pull the skin taut and build new arm contours that complement with the rest of the body appearance.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading board certified plastic surgeon providing arm lift and other procedures of the breast, body, and face. As a well-known cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Types of Arm Lift

Arm lift plastic surgery can usually be performed using two different techniques called the upper arm lift and the mini or partial arm lift.

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Upper Arm Lift

In this case, the surgeon will remove loose skin that is sagging from the upper arm. Skin in the upper arms may typically sag due to the natural aging process or major weight loss. The procedure will begin with the surgeon placing an incision along the arm. The length and location of the incision will depend on the amount of skin that needs to be removed and the location of the skin flap.

In a standard procedure, the cosmetic surgeon will make the incision from the armpit to the elbow. The incision may be curved or Z-shaped to keep the scarring visibility minimal. Patients with substantial loss of skin elasticity in the upper arms may have to undergo an extended brachioplasty. In this case, the incision will begin from the armpit and run down along the side of the chest. The longer incision will enable the surgeon to remove a larger amount of skin.

Mini Arm Lift

If the patient only requires a minor revision of the upper arm skin, a mini arm lift may be performed. The procedure is not really different from a full upper arm lift, but the incision in this case is smaller. The incision will typically be placed in the armpit to ensure minimal scarring visibility. The surgeon will remove the loose skin and excess fat through the incision. Dr. Motykie provides arm lift surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

A mini arm lift surgery is generally recommend for patients who have gone through a moderate weight loss, or those who are bothered by the appearance of normal skin laxity in the upper arms due to aging. The results with mini arm lift are more subtle and natural looking.

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Patients can expect to return to their workplace or resume other activities in about a week to 10 days. Heavy lift, running, and other vigorous exercises can be resumed in about four to six weeks.

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Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery (Nose) – Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery and Results

rhinoplasty | nose Surgery | Plastic Surgeon | Beverly HillsRhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job or nose surgery, is a highly popular plastic surgery procedure, ranking among the top five procedures performed in the US. The procedure typically involves sculpting of the nasal cartilage and bone to reshape and resize the nose in proportion to other facial features.

When performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon, the procedure can help a patient achieve improved balance of facial features and even correction of functional defects in some cases. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie performs rhinoplasty and other procedures on patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Types of Rhinoplasty

Depending on a patient’s individual aesthetic goals, the appropriate rhinoplasty plastic surgery technique can be adopted.

Reduction Rhinoplasty

This is among the most common types of rhinoplasty procedures, which is designed to resize the nose to a more proportionate level. The surgery can be used to reduce or remove the bumps on the nasal bridge, define an elongated nasal tip, or reshape flared nostrils. A small amount of cartilage or bone from the nose will be removed to achieve the targeted results.

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Augmentation Rhinoplasty

This type of rhinoplasty will involve tissue or bone grafting to augment the nose. The cosmetic surgeon may use cartilage from the nasal septum or other areas to build up the nasal bridge or nasal tip. If sufficient cartilage is not available in the nose or other sites, synthetic materials may be used to achieve the augmentation. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for this procedure.

Post-Traumatic Rhinoplasty

Following a nasal injury, the surgeon may perform a post-traumatic rhinoplasty surgery. The procedure can be used to correct both aesthetic and structural anomalies. Nose straightening and correcting of the nasal septum are commonly performed using this procedure. A fractured nose may also be re-set with this technique.

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Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

If the patient has lost all or part of the nose following skin cancer, accident or another illness, reconstructive rhinoplasty may be recommended. The surgeon will rebuild the nose using flat techniques, skin grafting, and other advanced techniques. The procedure may involve multiple surgeries over several months

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

This is a specialized form of rhinoplasty that is customized to meet the aesthetic needs of ethnic patients. The procedure may be performed on patients of Asian, African American, Hispanic, or Middle Eastern descent. The surgeon will ensure that the essential ethnicity and identity of the face remains intact while achieving the patient’s aesthetic goals.


Most patients will be ready to return to work or resume normal activities in about 10 to 14 days following rhinoplasty. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least a month. Results with rhinoplasty are predictable and will usually be permanent.

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Facelift Plastic Surgery – Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery, and Results

Rhytidectomy, commonly known as facelift, is a plastic surgery procedure aimed at reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and other telltale signs of aging on the face. The procedure typically involves lifting and tightening of the underlying weak facial muscles to build fuller and enhanced contours and revitalize the facial structure.

The cosmetic surgeon will also remove excess fat deposits and loose skin to restore a more youthful looking facial appearance. Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon providing facelift surgery and other procedures of the breast, body, and face. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Types of Facelift

Facelift plastic surgery can be performed in different ways to meet the unique aesthetic needs of a patient.

Traditional Full Facelift

This is a comprehensive procedure involving a combination of lower, mid, and upper facelifts. The surgery is designed to restore more defined facial features, reducing lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, and produce a youthful and natural looking facial appearance. A full facelift procedure may be more suited in case of older patients who wish to achieve a rejuvenated facial look.

The procedure will involve a relatively longer incision, through which the cosmetic surgeon will remove excess skin, redistribute or remove excess fat tissue, and tightening underlying muscles. Dr. Motykie is an experienced plastic surgeon providing full facelift and other types of facelift to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

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Partial or Mini Facelift

The goal of a partial or mini facelift surgery is to restore definition to the jaw line, which may have been lost due to sagging facial skin. This technique is efficient, but not extensive like a full facelift. The surgeon will place the incision around the ears. The skin as well as SMAS, which is the thin layer of tissue and muscle just below the skin, will be lifted through the incision.

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Neck Lift

Neck lift may be performed alone or in conjunction with full or partial facelift. The procedure involves skin and muscle tightening in the neck area. The muscles in this case extend from the chin to the collar bones. The incisions can be placed around the ears to perform a neck lift, or separate incisions may be placed beneath the chin.

Mid Facelift

The area extending from the cheekbones to the jaw can be addressed with a mid-facelift procedure. The surgeon will place incisions similar to that of a mini facelift, and will tighten the skin and SMAS through the incisions. The horizontal pull of the skin and SMAS will achieve a lift of about two to four centimeters. In some cases, upper facelift procedures such as brow lift may also be performed with a mid-facelift.



Recovery will vary according to the extent of surgery performed and the technique used. In most cases, patients will experience mild bruising, swelling, and tenderness in the first few days. Patients can go to work or resume their regular activities in about a week to 10 days. However, vigorous activities should be avoided for at least four weeks.

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