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 Reduction Surgery Before and After Photos

Breast Reduction Surgery Before and After Photos

Breast Reduction Surgery Before and After Photos

Breast reduction is a highly effective cosmetic surgery procedure for women who are bothered by excessively large breasts, and cannot reduce them with diet or exercise. An experienced plastic surgeon will make use of breast reduction surgery before and after photographs to explain various aspects of the procedure.

Dr. Gary Motykie tries to ensure that these pictures are made accessible to his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other areas during the initial consultation process. His goal during the initial consultation is to help his patients make an informed decision regarding breast reduction plastic surgery.

What are Breast Reduction Before and After Images?

Before and after images in case of breast reduction surgery refer to a set of pictures belonging to a previous patient who has successfully been through this procedure. The pictures are taken before the procedure and after the procedure at a stage when the temporary swelling and bruising has been resolved and full effects of the surgery are visible. The cosmetic surgeon will present these pictures discreetly before new patients, after obtaining the original patient’s consent.

The surgeon’s goal is to use these pictures for educational purpose to help new patients make an informed choice. Breast reduction ‘before and after’ images serve as a visual aid, which can be used effectively during the initial consultation. Dr. Motykie provides these pictures to his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other areas during consultation for most cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast reduction.


New patients seeking breast reduction or other plastic surgery procedures may not necessarily have a clear idea of what the procedure can or cannot do for them. Breast reduction procedure may involve additional procedures such as liposuction or breast lift surgery to achieve more comprehensive outcomes. The extent of fat removal may also vary from one patient to another.

It can become difficult for a patient to make the most appropriate choices to meet her unique aesthetic goals. This is where the plastic surgeon can make an effective use of breast reduction before and after photos to address all the issues and enable the patient to make the right choices for the most satisfactory results.

Being Realistic about Results

Patients with a positive frame of mind, clear aesthetic goals and realistic expectations will usually achieve the best results in any cosmetic surgery procedure, including breast reduction. With the use of breast reduction before and after photos, the surgeon ensures that the patient knows clearly what to expect and what not to expect from the surgery. This avoids the risk of any potential disappointment at a later stage for the patient.

Photos on the Website

Some plastic surgeons may also decide to upload the before and after photos for breast reduction and other procedures on their practice website. This allows new and potential patients to simply access the photos on the site and review its potential effectiveness. Even before the patient visits the surgeon’s office for a consultation, she can review the pictures in the privacy of her home or office.

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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