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.


Lip Enhancement Before And After Photos

Lip Enhancement 

Lip Enhancement Before And After PhotosLip enhancement cosmetic surgeries tend to result in thinner and fuller lips. It also helps in enhancing the lip contours. Your surgeon will help you understand the different aspects of lip enhancement during the initial consultation. They may also show you before and after images of patients that underwent a similar procedure.

The primary objective of these photos is for you to understand the procedure so you can make an enlightened decision appropriate to your situaiton. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides lip enhancement treatments to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Lip Enhancement Before and After Images

Lip enhancement ‘before and after’ images refers to a group of images taken before, during and after the surgery of a previous lip enhancement patient. The patient would have gotten the treatment at the hands of the same treatment provider. There would be images of pre-surgery, post-surgery, and post-recovery when the redness and inflammation have significantly resolved. This is when complete surgical outcome become apparent.

Surgeons need to seek the patient’s approval before using these images. They are also expected to show the images to new patients in a discreet fashion. The identity of any patient cannot be disclosed as per protocol. You can see these pivotal images on Dr. Motykie’s website which have helped so many people make a critical decision in life. No matter what the decision is that you make it will impact your life either way.

The only goal of before and after images is to help new patients develop a very realistic expectation of the procedure and to understand the treatment options. After reviewing the photos, they can make a more confident and educated decision.

Benefits of Before and After Images

New patients thinking of lip enhancement treatment may not have a good understanding of the procedure. They may not realize the extent of difference the procedure may have on their lips and facial appearance. Implants may be suitable to some while others may benefit more from fat transfer injections.

Surgeons may recommend lip enhancement as a combination surgery, such as with cheek lifts for some patients. Patients may not be convinced by the surgeon’s explanations alone in such cases. Looking at visual explanations and results on past patients makes the procedure more realistic. They say a picture speaks a thousand words but how about a digital image? That must speak about three thousand words because digital clarity is how scientists make vital discoveries and how a movie production company makes a spectacular movie, for instance.

What to Expect from Surgery?

The primary objective of any cosmetic surgeon during the pre-op consultation process is to make sure the patient understands the procedure and has a positive mindset. They should have reasonable expectations and concise cosmetic goals.

Lip enhancement before and after images can go a long way in helping the surgeon explain the process and the kind of results to expect to the patient. Patients can form their own detailed understanding of the procedure and things to expect from the procedure. Transparency is vital and this proven plastic surgery clinic does not want anyone to sign any documentation unless they are completely cognizant on what to expect and how this surgery will look on them.

Digital Images on Social Media Platforms (Instagram)

Lip augmentation before and after pictures can be displayed by the surgeon on their Instagram and website. Prospective patients can have a look at these images before setting up pre-op appointments with the surgeon.

What’s just as impressive as digital technology is internet technology. You can see these images from your own bed or from sitting at a coffee shop for the first time. It does not matter where you are, these images can be viewed from anywhere there is internet access with 5G taking over the country, that could in the middle of a desert, for example. On top of this, you can check out these images from anywhere in the world.

Slideshows can go a long way in explaining the procedure and results to patients. The surgeon can also make use of other avant-garde features, such as Instagram Stories to inform patients. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for lip enhancement procedure.

Contact Beverly Hills Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie to Schedule a Consultation

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