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.


Cellulite Removal Treatment Before And After Photos

Cellulite Removal Treatment Before And After Photos

Cellulite Removal Treatment Before And After PhotosAppearance of unsightly cellulite can be bothersome for many women. Venus Freeze is a safe and effective treatment, which can help a patient get rid of cellulite without going through plastic surgery.

At the time of initial consultation, the treatment provider will explain all aspects of the procedure and may also present cellulite removal before and after photographs.

This will enable the patient to understand the procedure better and make an informed decision. During the first consultation, the patient should clarify any concerns they may have and freely ask questions from the provider. Considerate cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides cellulite removal treatment to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

What are Cellulite Removal Before and After Images?

Cellulite removal treatment ‘before and after’ images refer to a pair or group of pictures pertaining to a previous patient who has received the same procedure with good results. The pictures include images taken prior to the procedure and after the procedure at a stage when full effects of this non plastic surgery treatment are visible.

The treatment provider will obtain the photos with the consent of the patient and present them before new patients in an appropriate manner. Their sole purpose behind this exercise is to use these photos as a visual aid to educate new patients about different aspects of the cellulite removal treatment and help them make a well-considered choice.

The main difference maker here is digital technology. Everyone knows the power of the Internet has been awe inspiring and pervasive for a variety of reasons. Now the plastic surgery industry has utilized the power of digital technology. Website pictures are years old but the clarity and reach of the Internet grows every year.

In this day and age patients can see amazing pictures with their smartphones which they own anyway. They can see these pictures without driving anywhere. In fact, they don’t even have to make a phone call. With these stellar pictures seen on their screens they can make a critical decision without anyone even knowing.


When an individual who is concerned about the appearance of stubborn cellulite is considering Venus Freeze or another cellulite removal treatment, they may be unsure about its results. The patient may not know how the procedure can smooth their skin and whether it can meet their personal aesthetic goals. The location, surface area and severity of cellulite can differ between patients.

Some patients may need additional procedures or a higher number of treatment sessions with Venus Freeze in order to achieve more harmonious looking results. In each case, the treatment provider can make use of cellulite removal treatment before and after photos to ensure that the patient makes the best decisions.

Reasonable Expectations

While Venus Freeze is a proven and effective procedure to eliminate cellulite from targeted sites, it is important to ensure that the patient forms reasonable expectations from it. Patients who clearly understand the results and have a realistic perspective will typically enjoy greater satisfaction levels in the end.

Therefore, an experienced provider may prefer to show cellulite removal treatment before and after photos at the first appointment. This will also mitigate the risk of any disappointment or misunderstanding occurring at a later stage for the patient.

Online Image Gallery

The treatment provider has the option to present cellulite removal before and after photos on their practice website which has not been the case for this specific surgery but other related plastic surgery treatment before and after pictures are on the site so anyone can grasp the outstanding skill of this clinic and Dr. Motykie. The photos can be included in a dedicated Image Gallery section on the site for free access to all.

New patients can conveniently review the photos online and then choose whether to visit the surgeon for a cellulite removal consultation. Accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other towns and communities in this region of the nation for cellulite removal treatments.


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Cellulite Removal Treatment Before And After Photos

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