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.

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Brazilian Butt Lift Augmentation Surgery

Brazilian Butt Lift Augmentation SurgeryA growing number of patients are keen to have a Brazilian butt lift cosmetic surgery in the U.S. today. Brazilian butt lift is a buttock augmentation procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to enhance the size and shape of buttocks.

The procedure typically includes increasing the size, defining the contour, lifting the buttocks, improving the proportion, and enhancing the tightness and firmness of buttocks. Dr. Gary Motykie is an experienced cosmetic surgeon providing this surgery to his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Spectacular Candidates

Brazilian butt lift plastic surgery involves transfer of excess fats from certain areas of the body to the buttocks to augment their size. Therefore, a wonderful candidate for this procedure should have sufficient fat pockets available to perform the surgery. It is important that a person seeking this surgery should have awesome overall health and stable and moderate body weight.

The skin quality should be reasonably firm and elastic to achieve good results. Dr. Motykie evaluates his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other areas before recommending them a Brazilian butt lift cosmetic surgery.

Surgical Procedure

The plastic surgeon will usually perform Brazilian butt augmentation procedure on an outpatient basis. The duration of the procedure may range from two to four hours, depending on the amount of fat transfer involved. Some of the key stages in this cosmetic surgery include the following:

Tumescent Liposculpturing

The surgeon will begin the procedure by injecting tumescent fluid in the area of treatment. The fluid is produced using a combination of adrenaline and local anesthetics. It is designed to numb the targeted areas and also helps control the bleeding. The surgeon can then suction out the fat through a cannula.

Autologous Fat Transfer

Once the surgeon has collected the fat through Tumescent Liposculpturing procedure, it is processed in a sterile way using an antibiotic solution before it is placed in syringes. Syringes are then connected with a special cannula to inject that fat with precision into the deep fat layers in the buttocks as well as the buttock muscle.

Preparation Guidelines

An experienced cosmetic surgeon will carefully discuss with the patient during the initial consultation to learn about their aesthetic goals and aspirations. Patients should express their needs clearly to the surgeon at this time. Prior to the procedure, the surgeon will instruct the patient to stop taking certain medications in consultation with their physician. If the patient is a smoker, they will be required to stop smoking several weeks prior to the surgery.

Recovery

Mild soreness in the treated area, and bruising and swelling are common after a Brazilian butt lift surgery. Temporary numbness may also occur, which will go away on its own. Swelling will gradually reduce, and may take several weeks before it is eliminated entirely. Most patients are able to get up and walk within a day or two, and may be able to go back to work within 10 to 14 days after the surgery.

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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