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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Neck Liposuction Plastic SurgeryNeck liposuction helps in creating a smoother, firmer, and more refined appearance to the chin and neck. You can dramatically change your appearance by improving a wrinkled, thick, or sagging neck even if you don’t make any other changes to your face. The surgery can help patients appear younger and as if they have lost weight.

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Candidates for Neck Liposuction

Do you feel that you have a double chin or an excessively full chin even though you are at a healthy weight? Neck liposuction can help you achieve a more graceful and defined neckline permanently. Ideal candidates would be in the 20 to early-50s age group.

This is because liposuction can remove surplus fat but cannot improve sagging skin. Younger patients have better skin elasticity which is necessary for making the skin contract evenly and smoothly following the surgery.

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Neck liposuction plastic surgery is a quick and safe procedure for most patients. It can be performed under local anesthesia by making just 1 to 2 tiny incisions. These incisions will be concealed behind ears or beneath the chin. Your cosmetic surgeon will insert a liposuction cannula for extracting surplus fat. They will also sculpt the chin and neck to a more natural contour.

Patients are typically recommended to wear special supportive chin strap for 3 to 4 days. You will be able to resume work within 7 days and cleared for full activity after 14 days. Swelling and bruising are typical following neck liposuction. This will resolve on its own in the first 10 to 14 days of the surgery.

Goals and Considerations of Neck Liposuction

  • Improve the appearance of fullness under the chin or double chin
  • Refine jawline for enhancing the chin or bringing balance to facial features
  • Best results are seen by patients with good skin tone
  • Can be combined with rhinoplasty or chin augmentation for enhancing facial contours
  • You can maintain results with stable weight

Results of Neck Liposuction

Neck liposuction results will improve as discoloration and swelling resolves. Patients report the results to be long lasting. However, you will need to maintain a stable weight and healthy lifestyle.

Recovering from Neck Liposuction

It can take 1 to 2 days to recover from neck liposuction. There is minimal pain following the treatment. Prescription or over the counter pain medications should be able to control discomfort and pain. You should be able to resume work in 48 hours.

However, vigorous exercise and heavy lifting is not recommended until 2 to 3 weeks. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for neck liposuction surgery.

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