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.


Calf Augmentation (Lower Leg Implants)

Calf Augmentation

Calf Augmentation (Lower Leg Implants)Many people work hard on their calf muscles in the gym for a desirable and proportionate figure. However, it is easy for frustration to set in when they are unable to attain the results they want. Calf muscles are difficult to develop, which is why calf augmentation is a highly sought-after procedure.

Lower leg implants can give you the calves you always dreamed of. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides calf augmentation surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Calf Implant Procedure

Calf enhancement cosmetic surgery involves surgically inserting synthetic implants. These implants are made of silicon and provide a natural looking fullness. Calf implants can provide a well-sculpted and toned looking shape in the absence of defined muscles. Your calves will also appear larger in size.

Calf implants allow for lower leg contours to appear naturally defined. Body builders generally seek calf augmentation surgeries for making their legs look more muscular and larger. In addition, people looking to correct an imbalance or a physical deformity can also benefit from calf augmentation.

Calf augmentation surgery helps in enhancing confidence by providing accentuated lower body appearance. Your cosmetic surgeon will walk you through a wide range of calf implants in varying shapes and sizes. Muscular legs can go a long way in dramatically improving your body image.

Understanding the Surgical Procedure

Generally, a minor incision is made behind the knee to insert the calf implant in this type of surgery. Your surgeon will make sure the implant is positioned securely within the calf muscle. They will first carve a pocket to make space for the implant. Your surgeon may recommend getting a second implant depending on your personal cosmetic goals and surgical plan for adding more substance to your lower legs.

The surgeon will use dissolvable or removable surgical sutures for closing the incision after placing the implant. There will be a natural scar tissue formation around the implant which will ensure the implant stays in place for years.

Advantages of Calf Augmentation Surgery

Your lower legs will have a more desirable and natural appearance. This is one of the major benefits of calf implant plastic surgery. The surgery helps people get more sculpted, defined, and symmetrical calves.

Benefits of calf augmentation include:

  • Shapely and toned lower legs
  • Enhanced body symmetry and proportion
  • Improved confidence to wear swimwear and short clothes

Calf implants can significantly alter the body shape of people with lifelong conditions, like spina bifida or other natural distortions of the lower legs. There are several different types of mobility, athletic, and basic motor abilities which can be improved with the help of lower leg implant surgery. Success rate of calf augmentation cosmetic surgery is high with a fairly safe and quick post-op recovery.

You will attain a stronger, more balanced, and attractive lower body after getting the surgery. This will help in improving your self-confidence as well. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for calf augmentation surgery.

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