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.


Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

Brazilian Butt Lift RecoveryBrazilian butt lift procedure is fast gaining popularity as a cosmetic surgery to enhance the shape of buttocks. The procedure may be performed using different techniques, and may or may not be combined with other plastic surgery procedures such as butt implants or grafting. Therefore, the recovery in case of a Brazilian butt lift surgery will vary from one patient to another.

An experienced cosmetic surgeon will discuss various aspects of the recovery with the patients during an initial consultation. Many of the patients are busy or working, and they can make an informed decision once they know the estimated recovery period involved. Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon providing this procedure to his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

First Week

The total recovery period in this procedure may range from 10 to 14 days. In most cases, this plastic surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but if necessary, the patient may have to stay overnight for observation at the hospital facility. Depending on the projection and contour of buttocks required by a patient, the surgery may last for several hours. Therefore, recovery will be a factor of how extensively the surgery has been performed.

The initial recovery phase in Brazilian butt lift cosmetic surgery will usually involve certain amount of pain and discomfort. The patient will be mostly confined to the home during this period, but can perform light activities such as walking, mild exercises and mild household chores that do not involve bending or twisting or excessive lifting of weights.

The cosmetic surgeon will prescribe pain medications for the first few days to keep the patient comfortable. Sutures are usually removed around the end of first week, and thereafter the patient will be able to move around more freely or even go to work. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Motykie will give detailed instructions to be followed during the first week until the first post-op appointment for his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

Concepts & Details to Remember During the Recovery

The patient should avoid sitting on the hips for about a week to 10 days as far as possible. Prolonged sitting will cause damage to the fat unless the blood circulation becomes normal in the treated areas. Regular physical movement, walking and stretching of legs is recommended. This will help reduce the risk of clotting. The surgeon may advise specific buttock stretching exercises, which will help expedite recovery.

The surgeon will mostly provide a compression garment to promote healing during recovery. This garment must be worn at all times, and only removed while taking a shower. Pain medications and pills to reduce swelling and minimize the risk of infection may be prescribed by the surgeon. These should be taken diligently as directed.

The surgeon may also recommend the patient to drink plenty of fluid during the recovery period to prevent the risk of dehydration. In two weeks, most patients are ready to drive or go back to work. However, strenuous activities should be avoided for at least four weeks.

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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