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.


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Lip Enhancement Cost

How Much Does A Lip Enhancement Cost?Lip enhancement surgery is focused on improving the appearance of the lips and the face. People with thin lips can benefit from lip enhancement procedures. The treatment provider will discuss various treatment options and their associated costs during the initial consultation. It is important to remember that lips are an aesthetically prominent and sensitive area of your face.

It is safe to work with a qualified and experienced surgeon for your lip cosmetic procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides lip enhancement treatments to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Lip Implant Surgery Cost

Permanent lip enhancement is possible with a lip implant cosmetic surgery. The procedure also provides better results as opposed to dermal lip fillers and fat transfer. This makes it a salient option for people with thin lips. GORE-TEX, SoftForm, and AlloDerm are few common lip implant options.

Lip implant surgeries tend to be costlier as opposed to dermal filler injections. Implant costs depend on the type and quality of the synthetic implant used. Additionally, the procedure also involves anesthesia costs, surgeon’s fee and surgical facility expenses. In most cases, lip implant surgeries are performed at surgical centers or hospitals. This can add to the overall monetary amount of the procedure.

Lip Enhancement with Fat Transfer Cost

Lip enhancement with fat transfer refers to removing fat from any area of the body and injecting it in the lips. The procedure results in softer and more natural looking lips. The results can last anywhere from six months to a year. Liposuction is done in donor sites for extracting surplus body fat.

The fat tissue is then placed within a centrifugal machine for purification before being injected into the lips. In some cases, the overall cost of lip enhancement with fat transfer may be similar to a lip implant surgery. Anesthesia costs, surgeon’s fee, and surgical facility expenses may also be similar.

However, you can avoid costs related to synthetic implants in this treatment. Results in case of lip implants can be permanent and long term whereas with fat transfer, you may require repeat treatments. This can add to the overall costs in the long run.

Lip Enhancement with Dermal Fillers Cost

The surgeon may suggest injectable lip fillers for candidates that are suitable. Dermal fillers can provide a plump voluptuous look without changing the shape of the lips. There are a wide array of injection techniques and materials related to lip enhancement. There are enough options available to meet the individual needs of the majority of patients.

This is among the most affordable treatment option since it avoids the costs involved with surgery or liposuction. You don’t need to pay for surgical facility expenses or general anesthesia. In addition, the procedure can be performed in-office without the need for sedation.

Unfortunately, dermal fillers only result in temporary results that may last from anywhere between six months to a year. The costs associated with dermal fillers can differ among patients depending on the type, amount and extent of filler gel used.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for lip enhancement procedure.

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