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.



Ever since the first fat transplant was performed over 100 years ago, fat grafting techniques have been in a perpetual state of evolution with major scientific discoveries and clinical breakthroughs consistently improving its safety and success.  The more recent discovery of regenerative cells within the transplanted fat has also led to a deeper appreciation of its intrinsic rejuvenative and antiaging abilities.  

The most well-known and studied type of regenerative cells in the human body are called stem cells. In adipose tissue, the resident stem cells are called adipose-derived-stem-cells (ADSCs).  ADSCs are known to orchestrate many different types of adipose tissue remodeling and repair.  

Dr. Motykie developed three innovative Stellar™ Protocols, 1) Volume Replacement through Microfat grafting for Reshaping 2) Tissue Rejuvenation though the utilization of ADSC “enriched” Nanofat and 3) Tissue Regeneration though the supplementation of additional pure ADSCs. 

Each Stellar™ Protocol can be performed separately or simultaneously in order to create a completely custom Stellar™ experience. Stellar™ rejuvenation & regeneration surgical protocols allow for innovative and complementing Stellar™ rejuvenation & regeneration treatments. 

Both rejuvenation & regeneration treatments have non-surgical alternatives, and every Stellar™ protocol can be integrated with additional non-surgical treatments in order to enhance their potential long-term outcomes and overall aesthetic results. 

Stellar™ was designed to create natural, aesthetically pleasing results that are intended to make you appear more rested, youthful and attractive by harnessing the abilities of your own ADSCs to address aging itself.


Reshape: The goal of this protocol is to replace volume that is lost due to aging or to enhance or balance existing facial features using microfat.

Rejuvenation: Stellar™ rejuvenation is based on the concept of utilizing the ADSCs and growth factors that are already present in Nanofat to enhance the survival of Microfat Grafts as well as rejuvenate other local surrounding tissues

Regeneration: Stellar™ regenerative protocol combines reshaping and rejuvenation protocols but also integrates a pure isolated form of ADSCs obtained from your own fat with the intention to heal areas of your face and body.

Stellar™ Surgical Procedures

  • STELLAR FAT GRAFTING™: Each Stellar Fat Grafting™ procedure is specifically designed according to your own specific, personal facial rejuvenative, aesthetic and antiaging goals and includes a selected mix of Stellar™ Reshaping, Rejuvenation and Regeneration Protocols.



Stellar™ Skin: The Stellar™ Skin treatment uses a combination of precise needling methods to deliver a proprietary blend of Beauty Cells™ , and nanofat into the skin for remarkable skin rejuvenation. Stellar™ Skin addresses fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity, and a lackluster tone and texture and comes with a customized post recovery cream formulated with ingredients originating from your own body.

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Dr. Motykie uses your own adult mesenchymal stem cells in every rejuvenation treatment. Mesenchymal stem cells are multi-potent and can form bone, cartilage, muscle, nerve tissue, blood vessels and connective tissue. These cells respond to appropriate cytokine signals released from tissue injury, inflammation, degeneration, disease, or cell death.

SVF is comprised of:

  • Pre-adipocytes mesenchymal stem cells
  • Peri-vascular mesenchymal stem cells
  • Macrophages
  • T-Reg cells
  • Endothelial cells
  • Red Blood Cells
  • Growth Factors
  • Micelles

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Stellar™ Hair: Stellar™ Hair uses advanced injection pattering and mechanical techniques and growth factors and non-cell functional regenerative and healing properties Visibly increase blood supply to all your follicles, increase hair thickness, decrease hair loss, stimulate new hair growth, and maintain growth phases with Stellar™ Hair.

Stellar™ Recovery: Highly viable stem cells are administered via IV in large concentrations alongside an IV drip to potentially accelerate healing and find inflammation in the body wherever it’s present.


Stellar™ Longevity: Bank your own fat and expand your own stem cells for continuous Stellar™ treatments in the future.

Stellar™ Anti-Aging

Non Surgical Treatments & Products

Stellar™ NAD+ IV Therapy: Repair DNA! Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a co-enzyme found in all living cells.  NAD+ is essential for energy metabolism, regulation of DNA repair, cell survival and proper circadian-rhythm function. Increased NAD+ levels have been shown to delay aging in animal models. In humans, elevated NAD+ levels have been shown to increase health and longevity and internal healing.

Stellar™ Supplements: Prepare for surgery or repair your body internally using Stellar™ Supplements. Anti-aging supplements formulated exclusively by Dr. Motykie

Stellar™ Skincare: Stellar™ Skincare is committed to supplying premiere anti-aging, luxurious, and effective products. Backed by science and proven by experience, Dr. Gary Motykie has applied 30 years of knowledge to formulate dynamic skin and body products to address the needs and requests of his exclusive clientele. Science meets nature to heal and restore the body from the inside out. 

Stellar™ Non-Surgical Facial: Stellar™ Facial merges exclusive scientifically advanced medical grade Stellar™ Skincare products with a proprietary blend of ingredients containing, human connective tissue allograph, platelet rich plasma, and new-age technologies to regenerating damaged skin and slowing the effects of aging. 

Stellar™ Non-Surgical Hair: A hair restoration treatment using regenerative medicine allograft tissue derived from the Wharton’s Jelly within the Umbilical Cord Tissue. Combined with a patient’s own Platelet Rich Plasma, Stellar™ Non-Surgical Hair immediately introduces growth factors to the scalp while a controlled time release of collagen, amino acids, cytokines, proteins and hyaluronic acid regenerate and bring new life to the hair.

Stellar™ Immunity: Stellar™ Immunity is an innovative treatment that combines the latest advances in stem cell molecular science with a blend of supplemental nutrients to augment your own body’s immune system to defend itself against any viral infection. The best offense is a good defense.