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.


Facial Reshaping: Chin And Jawline (Genioplasty)

Reshaping Your Chin or Jawline

Facial Reshaping: Chin And Jawline (Genioplasty)Having a well-defined jawline is integral to an attractive and balanced face in both men and women. Custom-fit chin implants allow surgeons to add strength to recessed or weak chin and improve facial harmony.

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Jawline and Chin Enhancement Surgery

Jawline and chin enhancement surgery, also known as genioplasty, is useful in improving the contours of the neck, chin, and jawline. Typically, genioplasty involves placing an implant around the existing chin bone for augmenting the shape and size of the chin. It helps towards achieving a naturally attractive balance among facial features.

Chin enhancement, when performed by a seasoned and qualified cosmetic surgeon can provide a permanent solution to improve recessed or weak chin. It also helps in restoring a natural looking and attractive jawline.

Who Should Get a Chin and Jawline Reshaping Surgery?

Chin implant plastic surgery can be helpful if you are bothered by a weak or recessed chin or think that your facial features lack proportion. Chin implant procedure can help you gain confidence in your appearance. In particular, chin and jawline augmentation can help towards:

  • Improving facial harmony by making the chin more proportionate to other features
  • Correcting a recessed or weak chin
  • Improving definition in the jawline and neck
  • Reducing the appearance of a double or full chin due to a small chin bone

Performing Chin and Jawline Facial Reshaping Surgery

Chin and jawline reshaping surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure under local or general anesthesia. The surgeon will make a small incision inside the mouth or under the chin. The plastic surgeon will then carve out a space for the chin implant through this incision. The chin implant will be placed around the chin.

Typically, chin implant cosmetic surgery procedure takes less than an hour. Operating time will increase if you want to get additional facial reshaping procedures performed. Sutures are used for closing the incisions following surgery. Your chin may be bandaged.

Additional Options

Many patients get chin implant surgery as a standalone procedure. However, surgeons may recommend combination procedure for enhanced results.

Combining Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation

Chin implants can improve the results of rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery. This is a popular facial recontouring procedure.

Combining Chin Implants and Neck Liposuction

Neck liposuction is recommended for patients with excess fullness under the chin. Jawline definition is improved by strengthening the chin. However, appearance of the neck and lower face can be improved more by removing excess fat from the chin.

Long-term Results

Chin and jawline implants are durable and strong medical devices that are made to be permanent. The chin and jawline contour will not change even with the natural aging process.


Most jawline and chin reshaping surgery patients will experience little downtime. They can get back to their normal routine within 4 to 7 days of the surgery. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for innovative and advanced facial reshaping surgery procedures for chin and jawline enhancement.

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