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.


Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery Before And After Photos

Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery Before And After PhotosBlepharoplasty or eyelid lift plastic surgery is a procedure designed to rejuvenate the eye appearance and make the face appear more youthful and attractive. The procedure will be customized according to the patient’s facial anatomy and specific aesthetic needs.

During the treatment planning process, the surgeon will engage closely with the patient to discuss all aspects of the procedure.

The surgeon may make use of bleopharoplasty before and after photographs during the initial consultation process. The first aim of a responsible surgeon will be to ensure that patient is able to make an informed decision. Pragmatic cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides blepharoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other towns and neighborhoods in this section of the country.

What are Eyelid Surgery Before and After Pictures?

Before and after pictures in case of a blepharoplasty or eyelid lift plastic surgery procedure refer to a pair or group of images pertaining to a previous patient who has received the same treatment with satisfactory results. The images include pictures taken prior to the procedure and after the procedure at a time when the post-operative bruising, swelling and redness has subsided and full effects of the surgery are established.

The surgeon will take care to obtain the prior consent of the patient for these photographs, and will present them before new patients in an appropriate manner. The patient’s identity may be kept undisclosed as per the standard norm.

The surgeon’s purpose here is to educate new patients about the potential effectiveness of an eyelid surgery and explain what it can or cannot do for them. Blepharoplasty ‘before and after’ photos serve as a useful visual tool in this process.

This is made possible via digital technology. This is basically the unsung dynamo in this concept. Digital technology has altered the destiny of so many industries it cannot be counted and the plastic surgery industry is certainly one of them. Now patients can see these amazing pictures from anywhere; not one phone call has to be made for a patient or customer to make a vital decision.

A patient can see these pictures using their digital device/s. This means that they will be more informed and can apply what they see on their screen to their own face. Making this bleopharoplasty decision can be made while someone is lying in their bed or sitting at a fast food restaurant after they ate a salad or a burger, for example.

The patient has so much power now. No longer do patients have to rely on dated brochures with vague pictures to come to a conclusion. The awesome website of Dr. Motykie answers so many questions for so many patients.


When a new patient is considering eyelid surgery, they may have concerns about how the procedure will impact their facial appearance and whether it can meet their personal aesthetic goals. Some patients may only need limited upper or lower eyelid lift, while others may need a more comprehensive combination of the two.

In some cases, the surgeon may recommend another surgical or non-invasive treatment in conjunction with blepharoplasty (such as a brow lift or Botox). For a new patient, it can be difficult to make the most appropriate choices on their own. This is where the surgeon may utilize eyelid surgery before and after photos.

Being Realistic

It is critical in any aesthetic procedure that the patient knows exactly what the procedure can or cannot do for them. This way the patient is likely to form accurate and realistic expectations from the results. The chances of any misunderstanding or disappointment occurring at a later stage will be reduced.

This is possible with the help of blepharoplasty before and after photos. At the very outset, the patient will have a fair idea of what kind of improvements may be possible with this treatment as already discussed. Patient satisfaction levels are typically higher in cases where they have access to before and after photos and again, digital technology makes this possible and this clinic’s altruistic motivation to be transparent.

Considerate cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas in this part of the nation for eyelid surgery.

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Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery Before And After Photos

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