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.


About Breast Implant Profiles: Low, Moderate, And Full High

Breast Implant Profiles

About Breast Implant Profiles: Low, Moderate, And Full HighBreast implant profile describes the extent of forward projection of implants when you are standing. The profile deals with how your breasts shall appear from a side view. Standing in front of the mirror sideways should give you a good idea of your current breast profile.

You should note that implant profile doesn’t directly relate to its forward projection which is dependent on the base diameter. Breast implants are characterized by several different profiles.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Low Profile Breast Implant

Low profiles have the least projection owing to their broadest base width. The implants appear flat when looked sideways. However, they do offer a natural looking appearance and moderate cleavage. Women with full breast width and a broad chest frame are suitable for low profile implants.

Moderate Profile Breast Implant

Moderate profile breast implants have slightly narrower base diameters and offer more projection as opposed to low profile implants. These are the gold standard because they allow for natural looking breasts without compromising on fullness and volume. Women with medium breast width and chest walls are recommended this profile option.

Moderate Plus profile offers a forward projection falling between moderate and high profile. These are ideal for women desiring more projection with medium breast width and chest frame.

High Profile Breast Implant

High implant profiles provide more projection as compared to moderate and low profile. They have significantly narrow base widths, which gives the breast implant a fuller and rounder look. The fullness is concentrated on the upper pole of the breasts making the implants ideal for women with narrow breast width and petite frames.

Very high profiles or ultra-high breast profiles offer maximum fullness with the narrowest base diameters. They provide excellent fullness and forward projection after a breast augmentation plastic surgery.

Selecting Ideal Breast Implant Profiles

Many women believe that low profile breast implants are more focused on the central region of the breasts while high profile implants provide fullness towards the collar bone. This is an incorrect understanding. In fact, the opposite is true.

High profile implants tend to project the most from the chest. They push out the lower and central parts of the breast, which creates rounder and pointy looking breasts. Whereas, low profile implants create softer or flatter breasts by pushing the areolas from the chest wall.

Breast implants should only be chosen after considering and evaluating all key elements. Dimensions of the breasts should be selected after consulting with a plastic surgeon. Your surgeon will recommend ideal cosmetic surgery options based on your body contours and aesthetic goals.

Generally, slightly narrower implant dimensions than actual breast dimensions is recommended for natural looking breasts. Breasts can appear distorted if the implants exceed the natural borders and dimensions of the breasts resulting in an artificially augmented and unnatural look.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.

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