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 Body Lift?

What is a Body Lift?Body lift is a comprehensive body contouring plastic surgery procedure aimed at improving the tone and shape of the underlying loose or weak tissue that supports the skin and fat. Body lift surgery will help to remove the excess skin and fat and restore a smoother look in one or more areas of the body that need a lift. Unsightly cellulite condition of the skin can also be improved with body lift.  

Some of the common sites where body lift surgery is performed include the abdomen, thighs, groin and buttocks. Aging, genetics, sun and wind exposure, pregnancy or weight fluctuations can lead to skin laxity in these areas.

If the patient suffers from stubborn fat deposits along with poor skin elasticity, body lift may have to be combined with liposuction. Accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides body lift to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.




Individuals who are bothered by the loose, wrinkled or hanging skin in certain areas due to weak elasticity of soft tissue can make good candidates for body lift plastic surgery. It is usually difficult to improve the loose skin condition with diet or exercise, which makes body lift as the next best alternative.

Body lift is a major procedure, and the surgeon will ensure that the candidate is not suffering from any underlying health condition that could increase the risk of surgery or impair healing. The candidate should be committed to following the surgeon’s instructions for a safe surgery.


Surgical Procedure

In most cases, body lift surgery focuses on addressing the lower body areas. A full lower body lift would encompass surgical lifting of the waist, buttocks, hips, thighs, and abdomen in a single procedure. Alternatively, some patients may only need treatment in one or two areas. Upper body areas such as breast lift and arm lift may sometimes be combined to achieve more harmonious results.

The cosmetic surgeon will typically use general anesthesia to perform the body lift procedure. A unique customized surgical plan will be followed according to the extent of surgery required for a patient, the location of the surgical sites, and the amount of excess skin removal needed. In a complete lower body lift, the surgeon will create a circumferential incision around the lower waist to reposition and tightening the sagging tissue.  

Once the underlying tissue is tightened, the surgeon will do deep internal suturing to support the newly formed contours. The patient will be able to notice to the improvement in the treated sites once they have recovered from the anesthesia effects. Full results will, however, establish over several months.



The treated sites will be covered with bandages or dressings after the surgery. The surgeon will place temporary drain tubes under the skin in the incision areas. Recovery period will differ from one patient to another, but in most cases, patients can resume their normal routine or return to work in about 10 to 14 days.

Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other cities and communities in this part of California for body lift surgery.

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Body Lift Beverly Hills | Los Angeles

Body LiftBecause of a significant amount of weight, you might be left with loose, sagging skin over your new, slimmer figure. Aging and genetics can also cause the skin and underlying tissue to lose their youthful tone. The body’s skin only has a certain amount of elasticity and does not always return to its original firmness after being stretched. No amount of exercise can restore it. However, a body lift can help.

Body lifts after massive weight loss or other reasons can improve the appearance of an apron-like flap at the abdomen or lower back, sagging buttocks or groin, and hanging skin at the thighs. Body lifts remove excess skin and fat and also tighten the underlying tissue that supports them—leaving you with a more natural shape to complement your weight loss success or rejuvenate your appearance.

Body lifts typically target a sagging abdomen and lower back; low, flat or uneven buttocks; sagging groin; and hanging skin on the inner, outer or rear thighs.

To find out more about the body lift procedure please contact us at 310-246-2355

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