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.


Breast Implant Plastic Surgery Recovery

Breast Implant Plastic Surgery 

Breast Implant Plastic Surgery RecoveryBreast implant plastic surgery procedure entails a considerable recovery component, which will contribute to the final outcome of the surgery.

At the very beginning, the patient should ideally schedule her surgery in a way that she gets sufficient time for post-operative recovery. She will be required to follow certain recovery instructions from the surgeon, which will help her to achieve a safer and faster recovery.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified and experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon providing breast implant surgery and other procedures for the breast, body and face. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive breast implants from Dr. Motykie.

Estimated Downtime

Following breast implant plastic surgery, the estimated downtime will vary from one patient to another, depending on several factors. However, most patients can typically return to their normal activities or join back at work within one week to 10 days. In case the job at the workplace involves more physical strain, the patient may have to spend another week at home before resuming the job.

The patient should take adequate rest in the first week, but perform short walks and light activities at home to maintain blood flow. Lifting of heavy weights, bending and putting strain on the incisions should be avoided in the early recovery phase in order to minimize discomfort and prevent damage to the incisions.

Recovery Process

The type of surgical technique used is a key factor in determining how long the patient will take to recover. In case of submuscular implant placement, the overall recovery process will be prolonged and more complex than in the case where subglandular implant placement is performed.

Bruising in the incision areas will get better from the second week, but swelling will take several weeks or months to resolve in a progressive manner. The surgeon will provide detailed recovery instructions and may suggest certain physical exercises to make the recovery period shorter and as pain-free as possible.

The patient should diligently adhere to the surgeon’s post-op instructions and visit the surgeon’s office as per the appointment schedule. A little effort on her part will help to ensure more sustainable outcomes and years of satisfaction. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.

First Week

The patient is likely to experience mild soreness and discomfort in the incision areas in the first week, which can be managed with prescription medications. Drain tubes and sutures will be removed usually at the end of first week. Until this is done, the patient should preferably have someone to help her with daily household activities.

First Few Months

Some degree of swelling and sensitivity in the incision areas will persist for several weeks or months. The patient should have minimal physical contact with the breasts until the sensitivity resolves in order to minimize the risk of injury. Vigorous activities and exercises should be avoided for the first month. Smoking must be avoided as per the surgeon’s advice.

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Breast Implant Plastic Surgery Recovery

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