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.


Pectoral Implants

Pectoral Implants

Pectoral ImplantsPectoral muscle augmentation is the surgical insertion of pec implants in the chest area. You would need a skilled surgeon for increasing the depth of the pectoral muscles for making them appear more chiseled and defined after a pectoral implant cosmetic surgery. Pectoral enhancement can bring the desired contour you wish in your chest area by inserting silicone gel implants.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides pectoral implants to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Pectoral Implants Surgery Purpose

Pectoral implants plastic surgery can be chosen by different candidates depending on their unique aesthetic goals. The procedure may be recommended as:

  • Reconstructive surgery following an injury or illness
  • Cosmetic surgery for creating desirable chest contours
  • Female to Male (FTM) gender confirmation surgery

Procedure for Pectoral Augmentation Surgery

Pectoral implants cosmetic surgery focuses on the augmentation of the upper chest. This is done right above the breast bone where your pecs are situated. Pectoralis major is a large sized, fan shaped muscle overlapping the tissues present over the heart and a portion of the rib cage. It extends all the way back to the armpit.

Preparation Before the Surgery

You would have your chest area shaved as you enter the surgery room. You would be given a local anesthetic injection at the treatment site. This will ensure the area remains numb for some time. The procedure requires general anesthesia in most cases. You would be asleep during the procedure.

The Surgery Process

The plastic surgeon will make an incision in the treatment area following the anesthesia. This will be done right at the armpit crease where the pectoralis major muscle joins the pectoralis minor muscle. The surgeon will insert an implant made from solid silicone gel through the incision. This will be inserted below the skin tissue between the two pec muscles.

The surgeon will close the incisions using sutures when the implant is properly secured and adjusted in the desired place. The treated area will be wrapped in bandages. The entire procedure doesn’t take more than two hours in the operating room. Most patients tend to return home after the surgery within the same day.

Post-Operative Recovery

You may experience mild swelling, bruising, and inflammation the first few days after the surgery. Your surgeon may place temporary drain tubes in the incision sites for clearing the fluid. Your surgeon may permit you to return to your normal routine within 7 – 10 days after the surgery. However, you would be asked to wear a compression garment for 4 – 6 weeks for faster recovery and healing.

Alternative Options

In some cases, fat grafting to the chest and pectoralis muscle may be performed as an alternate procedure. The surgeon would first perform liposuction at the donor area and inject the purified fat in the pectoral muscles from the sides. This will create chest definition. Patients who are seeking more chiseled chest appearance could consider the fat grafting option.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for pec implants surgery.

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