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.


Chin Augmentation Implants

Chin Augmentation

Chin Augmentation ImplantsChin augmentation plastic surgery is intended for people looking to reconstruct their chin shape. Typically, the surgery involves reshaping of bones, insertion of implants or a combination of the two.

Chin enhancement surgery is performed at a local hospital or an accredited surgical center. Your surgeon will take x-rays of your chin and face during the preoperative phase. This is necessary for identifying the chin areas that require augmentation. An experienced surgeon will be able to customize the procedure according to your facial anatomy and your personal aesthetic needs.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides chin augmentation surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Chin Augmentation Benefits

Chin augmentation adds volume to a recessive chin and helps in improving the overall facial features and proportion. People with receding or weak chins are great candidates for this type of plastic surgery. Chin augmentation can be combined with other facial procedures, such as a rhinoplasty for creating aesthetic outcomes.

Chin Augmentation Procedure

You will be given general or local anesthesia prior the cosmetic surgery. The cosmetic surgeon will begin making incisions once the anesthesia takes full effect. Generally, incisions in a chin augmentation procedure are made beneath the chin or inside/outside the mouth.

The surgeon will carve out a cavity through the incision in front of the chin bone. This is where the implant will be inserted. Screws or sutures may also be used for the attaching the implant to the chin bone. The surgeon will encase the implant properly once it is placed. They will use sutures to make sure the implant stays in place.

Your surgeon will make an incision on the lower gum if there is reconfiguration of the bone involved. Generally, the incision is made to attain access to the chin bone. The next incision is made shortly made after the first one. It is made using a bone saw or chisel through the jaw bone.

Subsequently, the jaw bone shifts and is screwed in place. Once the surgery is over, the incisions are closed with the help of sutures. In certain special circumstances, chin augmentation is performed in combination with a rhinoplasty. Chin augmentation can also be combined with facial liposuction. This helps in correcting bite problems.

Care and Recovery after the Surgery

It is normal to experience mild pain in chin augmentation procedure. The pain shall stay for a few days. Your surgeon will prescribe medications to reduce the discomfort. The swelling will subside within a few weeks, but the numbness may persist in the area for a longer time. The bandages covering the incision area would be removed in a week.

Your surgeon may direct you to wear braces when you are sleeping for better recovery. Patients can usually resume regular activities within 1 to 2 weeks after the chin augmentation surgery depending on the extent of the procedure. Scars are generally not noticeable when the surgeon makes the incision underneath the chin or inside the mouth.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for chin implants surgery.

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