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 You Should Take Off Work After Brazilian Butt Lift

How Long You Should Take Off Work After Brazilian Butt LiftIf you are considering having a Brazilian butt lift, you may be wondering how long it will take you to recover and when you can return to work. A Brazilian butt lift is a procedure that involves transferring fat from one part of the body to the buttocks to enhance the shape and size. Recovery times will vary depending on the individual, but typically you should be able to return to work within two weeks. In this blog post, we will discuss the recovery process and provide tips for preparing for a successful return to work after your Brazilian butt lift surgery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie performs Brazilian Butt Lift surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves fat transfer to the buttocks. During the surgery, a plastic surgeon will extract fat from other parts of the patient’s body through liposuction, then purify and re-inject it into the buttocks. The aim of the procedure is to enhance the size, shape, and projection of the buttocks, creating a more aesthetically pleasing figure. This type of procedure is ideal for people who want to achieve a more curvaceous figure or have experienced weight loss that has left them with a sagging or flat butt. Brazilian Butt Lifts are becoming increasingly popular among both men and women, as it is a minimally invasive procedure with minimal scarring.

What to expect during the recovery period

After undergoing Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, you can expect a recovery period that will require you to take some time off from work. It is essential to follow your plastic surgeon’s post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth and safe recovery process. 

During the first few days, you can expect to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the surgical site. You will be provided with pain medication to help manage any pain or discomfort you may feel during this period. It is crucial to stay hydrated and avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for an extended period to allow the area to heal properly.

Your plastic surgeon will also recommend that you wear a compression garment during the first few weeks after the procedure to reduce swelling and help maintain the new shape of your buttocks. You may also need to take antibiotics to prevent infection and keep the incision site clean and dry.

As your body heals, you can expect to see some changes in the shape and size of your buttocks. It is normal for the area to feel firm and swollen initially, but this will gradually subside over time. Your plastic surgeon will monitor your progress and advise you on when it is safe to resume your regular activities.

Overall, recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift requires patience and adherence to post-operative care instructions. With proper care and attention, you can expect to achieve your desired results and return to your daily routine as soon as possible.

Typical recovery timeline for a Brazilian Butt Lift

If you’re considering a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), it’s important to understand the typical recovery timeline. BBL is a surgical procedure that involves removing fat from one area of the body and transferring it to the buttocks to achieve a more defined, shapely figure. Recovery from a BBL can vary depending on the patient’s individual circumstances, but the following timeline is a general guide to what you can expect:

  1. Immediately after surgery:

After the BBL surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area where you’ll be monitored by medical staff. You may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Pain medication and compression garments will be provided to help manage these symptoms.

  1. First week:

During the first week, you should rest as much as possible. You should avoid sitting or lying on your back, as this can put pressure on your buttocks and affect the outcome of the procedure. Instead, you should lie on your stomach or sides. You may also need to wear a compression garment during this time to help control swelling and support your new curves.

  1. Second week:

During the second week, you should continue to rest as much as possible and avoid any strenuous activities. You may start to feel more comfortable and the swelling should start to go down. You may also be able to stop wearing your compression garment.

  1. Third and fourth weeks:

During the third and fourth weeks, you can gradually start to increase your activity levels, but still avoid anything too strenuous. You can start to sit for short periods of time, but it’s still important to avoid sitting or lying on your back for too long.

  1. After six weeks:

After six weeks, most patients are able to return to work and resume normal activities. However, you should still avoid any activities that involve bouncing or jarring movements for a few more weeks.

It’s important to follow your surgeon’s postoperative instructions carefully to ensure the best possible outcome. Your recovery timeline may vary depending on the extent of your surgery and your body’s natural healing process. Be patient and give your body time to heal. The end result will be worth it!

When can you return to work after a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The answer to this question largely depends on the individual patient and the type of work they do. Generally speaking, most patients can return to work within 1-2 weeks after their Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. However, some patients may need more time off, especially if their job requires physical activity or long periods of sitting.

During the first few days after your surgery, it’s important to take it easy and rest as much as possible. You’ll likely experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, and you’ll need to avoid sitting or lying on your buttocks for at least a week or two. You may also need to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support your new curves.

Once your initial recovery period is over, you can gradually start to increase your activity level. However, you should still avoid sitting or lying directly on your buttocks for at least a few more weeks. If you have a job that requires prolonged periods of sitting, you may need to take extra time off or make arrangements for a special cushion or chair that will allow you to sit without putting pressure on your buttocks.

Overall, it’s important to listen to your body and follow your surgeon’s recommendations for a safe and successful recovery. If you have any concerns or questions about returning to work after your Brazilian Butt Lift, be sure to discuss them with your surgeon before your surgery.

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