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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Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery Procedure StepsMommy makeover plastic surgery procedure is a combination of two or more cosmetic procedures designed to restore a mom’s pre-pregnancy figure in a safe and desirable way.

During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will discuss various steps involved in mommy makeover procedure. This will enable the patient to have a clear idea of what the procedure entails, and feel more confident about her decision.

The procedure steps in a mommy makeover can vary between two patients depending on the customized surgery plan to suit their unique anatomical and aesthetic needs. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive mommy makeover and other procedures from accomplished and prudent cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie.


Surgical Plan

A mommy makeover is a comprehensive procedure, and the surgeon’s goal will be to create a customized surgical plan that is tailored to meet the specific requirements of a patient. This will allow them to create more targeted and significant results in a less invasive manner.

The surgeon will examine the body type, proportion, fat tissue deposits and skin laxity in different areas in order to recommend the appropriate procedures that should be included in a mommy makeover surgery. The plan will also incorporate the personal cosmetic needs and goals of the patient in order to create most satisfying outcomes.



A mommy makeover plastic surgery will usually be performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The patient will remain unconscious throughout the surgery, and feel no discomfort at all. General anesthesia will be administered by an anesthesiologist or a registered nurse anesthetist, who will remain present in the operating room to monitor the patient’s response while the surgery is in progress.

The patient’s key health parameters will be checked in advance to determine her fitness for general anesthesia, and the decision will be taken after consulting with her.


Incision Placement

If the mommy makeover surgery involves tummy tuck procedure, the surgeon will create a hip to hip incision just above the pubic region. Liposuction may be required to enhance body contours in certain areas, which will be performed after placing small incisions in discreet locations where the fat pockets have to be reduced.

A breast lift and breast augmentation may be performed in conjunction in some cases of mommy makeover. The surgeon will aim to conceal incision lines within the natural breast creases, and try to utilize common incisions to perform multiple procedures.



If the woman’s breasts have lost volume following a pregnancy, the surgeon will insert saline or silicone implants through the incision placed around the breast. In case of heavily sagging breasts, loose skin from the breasts may be removed to perform a subtle breast lift along with breast implants. This will help to create firmer and more youthful looking breasts.

Liposuction may be performed in the hips, thighs, flanks, abdomen, or upper arms. Tummy tuck surgery is commonly combined with liposuction to create a smoother and flatter abdomen, and to reduce stretch marks. After the completion of the procedure, the incisions will be carefully closed with the sutures.

osmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other cities and suburbs in this part of California for a mommy makeover.

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Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery Procedure Steps

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