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 Augmentation 

Lip Augmentation Enhancement TreatmentsYour lips can lose their definition and volume due to several factors, such as aging. There are several cosmetic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic treatment options to correct thinning lips and enhance their overall appearance. Plastic and reconstructive surgeons can discuss all the available options with you during the initial consultation.

It is best to evaluate the pros and cons of different lip augmentation treatments with your surgeon during the initial consultation before making a final decision. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides lip augmentation enhancement treatments to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Lip Implants Plastic Surgery

This particular option should be considered only when you are looking for permanent or long-term results. There are various high quality synthetic lip implants that are used by surgeons. You can discuss all available options with your cosmetic surgeon and choose one that best serves your purpose.

Small incisions are made at the corners in discreet locations to carve out a narrow tunnel. This is where the implants get placed. The plastic surgeon shall thread the lip implant and trim it precisely to the length you desire before closing the incisions.

Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer

Lip enhancement with fat transfer helps in achieving fuller lips. The procedure involves inserting surplus body tissue to increase the lip volume. The results are more natural looking and can be achieved in a minimally invasive way. By using your own body fat, you can reduce the risk of allergic rejection or reaction. This procedure is usually carried out under local anesthesia.

Dermal Filler Lip Enhancement

Hyaluronic acid based dermal filler injectables, such as Juvederm and Restylane help in giving lips a shapelier and fuller appearance. They are recommended for people that want full lips without getting a plastic surgery.

Dermal fillers are FDA approved and can provide the lip symmetry and balance you desire. Injectables can help by adding more definition to the lips for restoring their youthful appearance. The injections contain smooth and consistent gels that provide real-looking results.

Laser Technique Lip Enhancement

This technique involves the delivery of precise laser energy pulses into the lip mucosa. Heat will help in formation of new collagen by making its way to the underlying tissues creating fuller lips. The shape of natural lips shall remain intact, but you will attain fuller and plumper looking lips.

Patients may require multiple laser therapies for achieving the desired augmentation. You may also need routine maintenance procedures to ensure the fullness and shape of the lips is retained. It is recommended to get maintenance treatment every six months.

Should You Get Lip Augmentation?

It is important that you be a non-smoker in good health before undergoing lip augmentation. Ideal candidates should not have:

  • Diabetes
  • Active infection, such as oral herpes
  • Blood clotting problems
  • Lupus

You should let the plastic surgeon know about any cold sore or oral herpes you may have had in the past. The same holds true if you are allergic to lidocaine. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for lip augmentation enhancement procedure.

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