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.


Surgical Facial Profile Balancing

Surgical Facial Profile BalancingFacial balancing is a primary concern of every patient seeking cosmetic surgery. In fact, many patients get facial augmentation for making their features balanced. There are three primary procedures in facial profile balancing – rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, and cheek augmentation. An experienced surgeon ensures that the procedures provide results that are consistent and natural. 

The cosmetic facial augmentation should look balanced with the rest of the face and neck profile. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides surgical facial profile balancing to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.


The nose is the most prominent facial feature. It has a dramatic effect on the way your facial profile appears. The slightest concern can throw your features off proportion. A large bump, crooked tilt, wide bridge, or a drooping tip can cause your face to appear skewed. The smallest subtle changes can help the way you appear and how you feel about your appearance. 

Rhinoplasty is a highly specialized plastic surgery procedure that addresses the shape, size, and symmetry of the nose to enhance facial balance. Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure and has been around for decades. It can be useful for improving the appearance and function of the nose. These are a few benefits of rhinoplasty in terms of facial profile balancing:

  • Enhances facial harmony
  • Improves the size, shape, and contours of the nose
  • Provides definition to the nose
  • Boosts self-confidence

Chin Augmentation & Mentoplasty

The chin may seem like it plays a supporting role to the way your face appears. The truth is most patients require chin augmentation more than rhinoplasty for making their facial features to appear proportionate. A too small chin may make your face appear weak, while an overly prominent chin may make you the face look too long. 

Genioplasty and chin augmentation are cosmetic surgery procedures designed for enhancing the contours, structure and harmony between the chin and the face. Mentoplasty can restore facial harmony and definition by inserting an implant around the jawbone. The right procedure will be decided by your surgeon after discussing and understanding your needs. These are a few things chin augmentation and mentoplasty can achieve:

  • Improves facial profile
  • Corrects droopy, small, recessed, or prominent chin
  • Enhances jawline definition
  • Provides a lift to the neck
  • Reduces the prominence of nose
  • Reduces loose skin beneath the chin
  • Minimizes the appearance of jowls or double chin
  • Supports the facial skin if there is a decrease in collagen
  • Provides a more youthful look
  • Balances facial proportion

Cheek Augmentation with Implants

Cheek augmentation with implants can do a lot to restoring facial profile balance. It can help you regain youthful volume and make your face appear less tired, gaunt, and older. You can attain a refreshed appearance with cheek implants and better facial proportion. 

Cheek augmentation with implants has the following benefits:

  • Increase fullness in the cheeks
  • Makes you appear healthier and younger
  • Improve facial profile
  • Provides a sculpted and toned appearance
  • Improves facial profile

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for surgical facial profile balancing.  

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