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.


Mommy Makeover Before and After Photos

Mommy Makeover Before and After PhotosMommy makeover is a suitable plastic surgery procedure for women who want to regain their pre-pregnancy figure and are in good general health to sustain a major surgery. At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure with the patient and may also present mommy makeover before and after photographs.

The surgeon’s first concern will be to educate the patient about this comprehensive surgery and help her make a well-considered decision. Before and after pictures can play a useful role here to enable the patient to visualize how her figure may improve with this surgery. Board certified and judicious cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides mommy makeover to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.


What are Mommy Makeover Before and After Pictures?

Before and after pictures in case of mommy makeover plastic surgery refer to photographs belonging to a past patient who has undergone the same surgery with successful results. The photographs include pictures taken before the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when the post-operative bruising and swelling has been resolved and full effects of the procedure are visible.

The surgeon will take care to ensure that the photos are acquired only with the proper consent of the patient and presented before new patients in a discreet and appropriate way. The patient’s identity may be kept confidential as per the established norm. The surgeon’s only purpose behind this effort is to use mommy makeover before and after photos as a visual aid to educate new patients about what it can or cannot do for them.



Mommy makeover is a major surgery, often combining multiple procedures. For a new patient, it is natural to have apprehensions about whether the results of this transformative procedure will be natural looking, whether her essential identity and integrity will be maintained, and whether the procedure will help accomplish her personal cosmetic needs and goals.

Mommy makeover is a highly customizable surgery, and a patient will be required to make her choices carefully in consultation with the surgeon. Mommy makeover ‘before and after’ photos can play an important part here. Dependable and fabulous cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for mommy makeover.

This will be mentioned again below and was already touched up but the real factor here is digital technology. Now anyone can see clean and crisp pictures anywhere without making a sound and without notify anyone. Dr. Motykie’s website has salient pictures of this procedure that anyone can see so they can take those thoughts and gently apply them to their own body.

This means that anyone who signs up for this procedure will know what to expect and is more comfortable with their decision. There will be less ambiguity.


Realistic Expectations

Patients with a positive state of mind, clear goals and realistic expectations will typically achieve better satisfaction levels in any cosmetic procedure. Therefore, a surgeon may prefer to show mommy makeover before and after photos so that the patient clearly knows what to expect and what not to expect from it. Such patients will usually be able to appreciate the final outcomes in a better way and feel more pleased about their new figure.


Online Photographs

Some surgeons like to provide mommy makeover before and after photos on their official practice website in a separate Photo Gallery section which Dr. Motykie does and which has already been mentioned. If the surgeon is active on social networking sites, they may also consider sharing these photos via social sites such as Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram for wider exposure.

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Mommy Makeover Before and After Photos

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