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.


How Long Does a Liquid Facelift Last?

Liquid Facelift 

How Long Does a Liquid Facelift Last?An increasing number of people are opting for liquid facelifts because of the various benefits involved. Your cosmetic surgeon may recommend the procedure if you want to look more youthful and rested without wanting a full facelift. However, the treatment is non-surgical, which means the results will eventually fade away.

During your initial consultation, your treatment provider will explain how long you can expect the results of a liquid facelift to last. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides non-surgical liquid facelift to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Components of a Liquid Facelift

Liquid facelift is recommended for people that have begun noticing smile lines, wrinkles or unsightly crow’s feet around their eyes and don’t want to get an invasive plastic surgery performed. There are several types of facial fillers and muscle immobilizing agents injected during a liquid facelift.

More popular ones are:

  • Botox: This is a popular and common substance to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and creases. Botox temporarily paralyzes the underlying muscles responsible for contracting skin. This allows the skin to look smoother.
  • Restylane: This is a type of dermal filler which helps in reducing wrinkles. It is also useful in enhancing lip pouts.
  • Kybella: This is a unique and innovative product focused on reducing a double chin.
  • Juvederm: This is one of the more popular and recently approved FDA products. This injectable filler can be used for reducing fine lines and wrinkles along with reducing some types of scarring as well.
  • Sculptra: This injectable helps in activating and stimulating the body’s collagen production. Collagen is responsible for giving your skin its volume, structure, and tightness.

Your plastic surgeon may recommend other dermal fillers in addition to the ones mentioned above. These may include Artefill, Belotero, and Radiesse among others.

Longevity of Liquid Facelift Results

The duration of results depend greatly on the type of product chosen. You need to understand that any change made to your face in a non-invasive method will gradually fade away. However, you can expect the results to last for anywhere from 3 – 12 months if a hyaluronic acid based product is injected.

Liquid facelifts tend to offer longer lasting results because most dermal fillers include hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring substance in the body and less likely to be rejected as opposed to animal-based products. You can make the results last longer with repeated treatments. This will cause the facial filler to stagger and stay within your skin for a longer period of time.

This is how different products fare against the test of time:

  • Juvederm – Up to 1 year
  • Botox – 4 months
  • Kybella – Often permanent results
  • Restylane – Up to 9 months
  • Sculptra – Up to 2 years

Common Target Areas

These are common facial areas where dermal fillers as part of a liquid facelift are applied:

  • Eyebrows and forehead
  • Cheeks
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Lips
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Temples

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for non-surgical liquid facelift skin rejuvenation.

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