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.


Cost of Plastic Surgery

Cost of Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery Cost

Cost of Plastic SurgeryDr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon providing state of the art treatments through his practice. He is a recognized cosmetic surgeon for a number of aesthetic, reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles have an opportunity to receive safe, proven and effective treatments from Dr. Motykie.

Dr. Motykie completed his residency in plastic surgery from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, and followed it up with a fellowship in advanced cosmetic surgery in Beverly Hills. He won the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association in 2009, and has consistently ranked among America’s Top Plastic Surgeons list released by the Consumer Research Council of America from 2006 to 2013.

Plastic Surgery Procedures

The costs of plastic surgery procedures will differ from one procedure to another because the skills, technology, resources, and efforts involved in performing each procedure will be different. Dr. Motykie provides a comprehensive range of procedures as a cosmetic surgeon for patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities. Some of the key procedures include the following:


  • Balance Profile
  • Brow Lift
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Eyes (Lower Blepharoplasty)
  • Eyes (Upper Blepharoplasty)
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fat Grafting
  • Facial Reshaping
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Otoplasty
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty


  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Augmentation Revision w/Replacement of Implants
  • Breast Augmentation Revision w/Areolar Lift
  • Breast Augmentation Revision w/Immediate Placement of Breast Implants
  • Breast Augmentation Revision w/Full Lift
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) w/Augmentation
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) w/Areolar Lift
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) /Full Lift
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) w/Immediate Placement of Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Revision
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Nipple/Areolar Reduction
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)


  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Revision Abdominoplasty
  • Arm Lift
  • Body Lift
  • Brazillian Butt Lift (Fat Grafting to Buttocks)
  • Fat Transfer
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Liposuction
  • Thigh Lift

Cost Components

The cost of a cosmetic surgery procedure will vary depending on how simple, brief, or elaborate the procedure is. For instance, the cost of a breast augmentation or tummy tuck surgery will differ from the cost of a brow lift or lip augmentation procedure. Some procedures involve general anesthesia, while others may involve IV sedation, local anesthesia or simply no anesthesia. The fee of anesthesiologist will influence the overall cost of the procedure.

Even within the same procedure, the extent and complexity of treatment may differ. A liposuction surgery may be performed on a single body part such as the waist area, or it may be performed on the waist, hips, thighs, arms, and neck region. In some cases, the liposuction may be performed over a period of two days. This may also include the costs of overnight stay at the operating facility. Geographical factors will also impact the overall cost of surgery. A surgery in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles may cost differently from a similar surgery in Atlanta or Dallas because of the different cost of living index in different regions.

The skills, experience, and reputation of the plastic surgeon who performs a procedure will usually determine the surgeon’s fee. A cosmetic surgeon who is in superlative demand for a particular procedure may charge a higher fee because he or she may be very hard-pressed for time. This will have an impact on the overall cost of the procedure. However, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) advises patients to choose the best possible surgeon, and not go merely by the surgeon’s fee alone.

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