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.


Body Lift Before and After Pictures

Body Lift Before and After PicturesBody lift plastic surgery procedure has the potential to dramatically improve the lower or upper body contours. At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about various aspects of body lift, and may also present body lift before and after photographs.

The first goal of a responsible surgeon will be to explain the potential effectiveness of the body lift surgery and help the patient make the best decision. Accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides body lift and other procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.


What are Body Lift Before and After Photos?

Before and after photos in case of body lift plastic surgery refer to images belonging to a past patient who has undergone the same surgery successfully. The photos include images taken prior to the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when full healing has occurred and results of body lift are established. The surgeon will take care to ensure that the photos are obtained only with the proper consent of the patient.

The surgeon will present the photos before new patients in a discreet manner, while keeping the patient’s identity confidential as per the standard protocol. The surgeon’s sole purpose in this exercise is to use these images as a visual aid to show to new patients what a body surgery can or cannot do for them, and help them make an objective decision.

Now this is going to be mentioned down below but it really cannot be emphasized enough and that is digital technology. This type of technology has made it very easy for anyone to see pictures and these are not like the old Polaroid pictures people used to take, these are high definition pictures that are ubiquitous. You can see these pictures from anywhere you can get online and no one will even know.

Now you can make a pivotal decision without anyone else knowing. This is between you and your expectations and so on, as it should be. This means that if you do go forward with a body lift you know exactly what you have signed on the dotted line for.



Body lift is a major procedure that may be performed in upper or lower body areas, or both. While patients want to significant transform their figure, they are also concerned about looking and feeling natural, and meeting their personal aesthetic goals through the surgery.

Some patients may need only a limited improvement in one or two sites, while others may require body lift in multiple areas in both upper and lower body. In each case, the patient will be in a better position to make decisions when they have access to body lift before and after pictures.


Keeping Reasonable Expectations

Patients who have a positive frame of mind, clear aesthetic goals, and reasonable expectations will usually achieve better satisfaction levels from body lift surgery. Therefore, experienced surgeons prefer to provide body lift before and after pictures at the very first appointment, wherever possible.

This enables the patient to make a more transparent decision, and minimize the risk of any disappointment or misunderstanding occurring at a later stage when it may be too late to reverse the decision. Standout and proven cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for body lift surgery and various other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.


Website Photos

The surgeon has an option to provide body lift before and after pictures on their official practice website in a separate “Photo Gallery” section. New patients can simply access the photos on the site and review them in the comfort and privacy of their home or office. This will only help to create more awareness about the procedure and encourage more people to seek a body lift consultation.

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Body Lift Before and After Pictures

To see more services and treatments provided by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Motykie in Beverly Hills | Los Angeles and his team please visit:

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