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 PicturesA body lift is a popular body contouring plastic surgery procedure to enhance the appearance of lower or upper body areas or both. At the time of pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about various aspects of body lift surgery, and may also present body lift before and after photographs.

The first concern of a responsible surgeon will be to ensure that the patient makes an independent and well-considered decision about the procedure. Profound and astute cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides body lift and other procedures for the breast, body, and face to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities and suburbs across the landscape.


What are Body Lift Before and After Photographs?

Before and after photographs in case of body lift plastic surgery refer to a set of images pertaining to an earlier patient who has undergone the same surgery with successful results. The set includes pictures taken before the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when the post-op swelling and bruising has been eliminated and full effects of body lift procedure have been established.

The surgeon will take care to ensure that the photographs are obtained only with the proper consent of the patient and are presented before new patients in a discreet and appropriate way. The patient’s identity may be kept confidential as per the standard protocol. The sole purpose of the surgeon behind this exercise is to use these pictures as a visual tool to describe the potential effectiveness of body lift surgery to new patients.



Body lift is a major body contouring surgery, which can make some patients apprehensive about how their appearance would be impacted by it and whether the procedure will meet their personal aesthetic goals and expectations. Some patients may only require body lift in one or two lower body areas such as the buttocks and thighs, while some others may need more extensive upper as well as lower body lift.

In each case, the patient will be in a better position to understand the surgeon’s recommendation and will be able to make the right choices when they have access to body lift before and after photos.


Keeping Realistic Expectations

A body lift surgeon will know from experience that best patient satisfaction levels are achieved in such a procedure when the patient has a clear understanding of what a body lift can or cannot do for them, and they have formed realistic expectations about it. Therefore, the surgeon will prefer to present body lift before and after photos at the very first appointment.

Patients with realistic expectations will be able to appreciate the final results in a better way and feel good about their new body. This risk of any disappointment occurring for the patient is minimized with this simple effort.


Online Photographs

The surgeon has the option to provide digital versions of body lift before and after photos on their practice website. Dedicated, impressive, and successful cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for body lift surgery.

What really has changed the game here is digital technology. There is not one major industry in the country and probably not the world that has not embraced this technology. Now vivid pictures can be seen almost instantly without making any noise either literally or figuratively. Someone can look at these pictures waiting in a line or in their own home without anyone else knowing at all.

These pictures give patients the confidence that they are doing the right things regardless of the decision they make. If they choose to go forward they are doing it because they know what they are signing up for. They do not have to rely on vague brochures or old picture books. Website body lift pictures are crisp and clear and allow someone to apply what they see on the screen to their own situation. This invites more harmony to this process.

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Body Lift Before and After Pictures

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