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 Lift With Implants Risks And Safety 

Breast Lift With Implants 

Breast Lift With Implants Risks And Safety Risks are inherent to any surgical procedure, and your goal must be to minimize those risks as far as possible. You can do it by choosing as reputable and trusted plastic surgeon with an established track record of successful surgeries. Nevertheless, it is still important to be aware of the potential risks and complications related to your breast implants with lift cosmetic surgery.  

At the time of your pre-op consultation, your surgeon will apprise you of all the risks transparently. They will examine your general health condition and review your medical history to determine your specific risks related to anesthesia and surgery. Based on your risk profile, your surgeon will recommend a customized surgery plan for your breast procedure. 

You should be committed to following your surgeon’s advice regarding the surgery as well as abide by their pre- and post-operative care guidelines in order to achieve safe and predictable outcomes. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides breast lift with implants surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.  

Common Risks  

Some of the typical risks associated with a breast augmentation with lift cosmetic surgery include: 


If you experience symptoms such persistent inflammation and redness, skin that feels warm to touch, continuous pain and fever despite the use of pain medications, and/or pus in the incision sites, you may have developed an infection. In this case, you should talk to your surgeon promptly for advice. 


Excessive or uncontrolled bleeding during or after your breast surgery is one of the rare risks, but it can occur if your surgeon has not taken adequate precautions. Your surgeon can mitigate this risk by evaluating your medical history carefully. At the same time, you should follow your surgeon’s instructions diligently about avoiding certain medications and supplements.  

Adverse Reaction to Anesthesia 

Even with a thorough pre-surgery evaluation, in exceptional cases, you may have a poor response to anesthesia during your surgery. If you have underlying medical conditions, this risk is even higher. Your surgeon should have an anesthesiologist present in the surgical room throughout to monitor your response and manage the complications, if any. 

Implant-Related Risks  

As your breast augmentation with lift surgery involves placement of saline or silicone implants, you should also be aware of the inherent implant related risks and complications. Capsular contracture can occur at any time after your surgery. In this condition, the scar tissue that forms around your implant capsule may harden or tighten, causing you pain.  

Other implant related complications can include shifting of the implants from their original position, rippling of the implants, or distortion of the implant shape. In these conditions, chances are that you may have to select breast implant revision surgery. You will have a choice to get your breast implants removed or replaced in order to restore healthy breasts.  

Most of these risks are rare, and a vast majority of women can expect to enjoy the results of their breast lift with augmentation surgery for years to come. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for breast lift with implants surgery.  

Contact Beverly Hills Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie to Schedule a Consultation

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