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 is a Weekend Facelift?

What is a Weekend Facelift?

Weekend Facelift | Plastic Surgery | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesA weekend facelift is a common way to describe a mini or partial facelift plastic surgery. People who are bothered by the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin in the lower third of the face may choose a weekend facelift rather than a full traditional facelift surgery. The surgeon will place small incisions in discreet areas around the ears to restore a younger looking lower face and improve chin definition through tightening of underlying tissue and removal of excess skin.

Each individual’s facial anatomy and their personal aesthetic needs and expectations are unique. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will tailor the weekend facelift to enhance the lower face in accordance with the specific needs of the patient. Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading, board certified plastic surgeon providing weekend facelift and various other procedures of the breast, body, and face to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.


Who should choose a weekend facelift?

Adults who are concerned about the conspicuous aging signs in the lower face, such as a poorly defined jaw line, and want to achieve only subtle facial rejuvenation may be fantastic candidates for a weekend facelift plastic surgery. Working people and busy mothers who want a procedure involving quick recovery and minimal risk, or younger patients who want to delay the onset of signs of aging with a maintenance procedure may choose a weekend facelift.



Major benefits of a weekend facelift include:

  • Reduced risk of complications: Bruising, swelling and tenderness are significantly lower as compared to a full facelift.
  • Minimal scarring: Smaller and discreetly placed incisions, which are hidden within the hairline and facial contours result in minimal scarring.
  • Short duration of procedure: A weekend facelift is usually completed in one to two hours. Patients can go home the same day.
  • No general anesthesia: The procedure can be performed using only local anesthesia, and the patient will remain conscious throughout the surgery.
  • Faster recovery: Downtime is minimal in case of a weekend facelift and the recovery is less painful.

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for weekend facelift surgery.


SMAS Lifting

Many surgeons now include SMAS lifting technique as a part of a weekend facelift procedure. A skin lift alone cannot produce significant results. A mini SMAS lift will involving tightening and repositioning of the underlying muscular structure system as well as fat tissue, in addition to tightening of the loose skin. Therefore, with SMAS lifting the results of a weekend facelift can be more effective and natural looking.



Patients should note that while weekend facelift is a popular term, it may not be entirely correct to say in every case that the recovery will just take a weekend. Most patients will require about three to five days for a proper recovery. After this initial period, they can resume their normal routine or return to work. However, mild swelling will last for several weeks and will go away gradually.


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SmartGraft Hair Restoration Questions & Answers

SmartGraft Hair Restoration Questions & Answers | Beverly Hills | LASmartGraft is a cutting edge hair restoration technology that can create thicker, natural looking hair in a minimally invasive manner. Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading provider of plastic surgery as well as non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Motykie has introduced this remarkable and highly innovative SmartGraft technology to address hair loss and hair thinning in both men and women.

At the time of initial consultation, experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie will educate the patient about all aspects of SmartGraft technique. He provides this procedure to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.


Is SmartGraft a manual or automated procedure?

SmartGraft is a fully automated device that is designed to gently extract micro hair grafts from the donor sites. These grafts are then implanted to the recipient areas in a safe, efficient and environmentally controlled way. Patients can be expected to gain natural, thick and permanent hair re-growth. Plastic surgery expert Dr. Motykie and his team perform this procedure using local anesthesia.


Will it produce natural looking outcomes?

SmartGraft will lead to the growth of new hair grafts in sites of hair loss or thinning. The transplant sites will achieve fuller and very natural looking hair. The look is totally natural because the procedure involves the use of patient’s own hair.


How does SmartGraft fare in comparison to traditional hair restoration procedures?

SmartGraft has proved to be a superior technique in the following ways:

  • Results are denser and more natural looking.
  • Outcomes are achieved in a shorter time.
  • Both men and women can benefit equally, even though their hair loss patterns are different.
  • Higher precision is possible due to full automation of the hair transplant process, resulting in better framing of the face.
  • Grafts can be harvested from secondary sites such as the face, back, and chest, leading to better outcomes.


Does a SmartGraft necessarily require a buzz cut?

No. If the hair is reasonably long, the SmartGraft expert can harvest hair grafts by shaving small areas that get covered by the longer hair.


Will the procedure cause pain and discomfort?

Most patients do not report any significant discomfort or pain during the SmartGraft procedure. The procedure can simply be performed in-office. To ensure total patient comfort, the treatment provider will use a local anesthetic. Patients can enjoy listening to music, watch a movie or read while the procedure is in progress.


How difficult is the recovery period?

Recovery is largely painless and smooth, and healing will occur quickly. Most patients can return to their normal activities or go back to the workplace a day after SmartGraft. Activity restrictions during the recovery phase are generally minimal.


When can I see the results?

The growth of newly transplanted hair will occur in several phases. The patient can notice new hair in three months, and further improvements will continue over the next several months. In about a year’s time, the patient will attain full hair re-growth.

Leading cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for SmartGraft.


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Hair Restoration Options in Los Angeles

Hair Restoration Options in Los Angeles | Non-Surgical | Beverly HillsSmartGraft is a state of the art, non-surgical hair restoration option that has been receiving exceptionally positive feedback from both patients and treatment providers ever since it was introduced. This cutting edge procedure can be performed a qualified plastic surgery facility or medical spa under a physician’s direction.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a well-known cosmetic surgeon providing SmartGraft hair restoration procedure to both men and women. Dr. Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon and a RealSelf “Top Doctor” with extensive training and experience in innovative and proven aesthetic procedures. Dr. Motykie provides SmartGraft hair restoration technique to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.


Appropriate Candidates

Any person suffering from hair loss or thinning hair and seeking a non-surgical hair transplant procedure may choose SmartGraft as an ideal treatment option. The procedure is more suited for candidates who want to wear a shorter haircut and the ones who want quicker and uncomplicated recovery. If an individual is bothered by a scar received during a previous strip hair restoration may choose SmartGraft to hide the scar.



Unlike a traditional hair transplant or a typical plastic surgery procedure, SmartGraft procedure is much simpler. It can be performed in-office using only local anesthesia, and the patient can return home the same day. The procedure begins with the treatment provider applying the SmartGraft device gently to take out micro hair grafts from a pre-defined area at the back of the head.

The provider will prepare and store the grafts for implantation into the targeted areas where the hair loss is conspicuous. The procedure is completed in a largely painless manner, and the patient can expect natural looking and permanent results. Dr. Motykie is a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon receiving patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for SmartGraft hair restoration.


Unique Benefits

SmartGraft differentiates itself from most other traditional hair restoration techniques due to some of its unique benefits.

  • Results are more substantive and natural looking.
  • Final outcomes are achieved in a shorter time.
  • The procedure is equally suited for men and women, even though they have different hair loss patterns.
  • Full automation enables improved precision and results that are more in sync with the natural face and head structure.
  • Grafts can be obtained also from areas such as the face, chest or back for superior results.
  • Patient comfort is ensured throughout the procedure.


Recovery and Results

Following the SmartGraft treatment, the newly transplanted hair will grow in a natural way in multiple growth phases. During the first few weeks, the hair will attain root and then begin shedding, which is normal. In about three to four months, the patient will notice the appearance of new hair.

Hair growth will continue progressively over the next several months, and in about one year the full growth will be attained. Recovery with SmartGraft is easier and faster, and the patient will have fewer restrictions during recovery. The patient can expect to return to their normal routine or go back to work in one to two days.


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Hair Restoration Options in Beverly Hills

Hair Restoration Options in Beverly Hills | Non-Surgical | Los AngelesHair loss and hair thinning are a widespread problem among men in various age groups, and even among women. While hair transplant surgery is a common way to address this challenge, many people look for less invasive alternatives in order to avoid a painful surgery. A number of innovative follicular unit extraction techniques are available today, but they are mostly still under development. In this situation, SmartGraft has emerged as a highly reliable and less invasive alternative for hair restoration.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading cosmetic surgeon providing state of the art aesthetic surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Motykie is one of the early adopters of proven and advanced plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic technologies in order to deliver the best outcomes to his patients in a least invasive manner. He provides SmartGraft hair restoration to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.


Distinguishing Features

SmartGraft scores over various other hair restoration procedures in several ways:

  • SmartGraft technique is devised by established scientific professionals.
  • The procedure is completely non-surgical.
  • It can be performed in the office of the cosmetic surgeon.
  • The downtime involved is minimal.
  • Most patients do not experience any significant discomfort.
  • Hair re-growth is thicker and more natural looking.
  • Results are permanent.


Accuracy and Precision

Optimal and natural looking outcomes in a hair restoration procedure can be achieved when the technique involves maximum accuracy and precision. SmartGraft technique allows the hair restoration expert to extract, count and separate the hair grafts in a very gentle, yet precise manner. The selected grafts are preserved in an environmentally controlled container until the stage of implantation.


Complete Automation

Unlike traditional hair restoration techniques that involve manual effort, SmartGraft is a completely automated process. The SmartGraft system will sort, count, moisten and store the hair grafts without manual handling. As a result, the implantation can be completed faster and the procedure duration is reduced by about one-third.

Faster implantation process not only adds to the patient’s convenience, it also helps improve the success rates of the procedure. Thicker, more natural, and permanent hair re-growth is achieved with SmartGraft automated system. Dr. Motykie provides a wide range of plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures, including SmartGraft, to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.



The procedure will begin with the assistant staff shaving off a small portion of hair at the back of the head in a discreet way. Local anesthetic will be applied, and the provider will use the SmartGraft device in a gentle manner to remove grafts from the donor site. This will be followed by an automated process to collect, sort, count, and store the grafts in a sterile container.

After the storage is completed, the provider will prepare the implant area and use a local anesthetic for numbness. The provider will make tiny openings in the implant site to place the grafts. It will take about five to six hours in all to complete the procedure on an outpatient basis.


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