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.


Thigh Lift Surgery Before And After Photos

Thigh Lift Surgery 

Thigh Lift Surgery Before And After PhotosSagging skin, unsightly cellulite, and excess fat deposits in the upper legs can compromise your overall body proportion and looks. Fortunately, these conditions can be successfully corrected with a thigh lift cosmetic surgery. At your initial consultation for this procedure, make sure to be proactive and ask questions from your surgeon about all aspects of a thigh lift.

A committed surgeon will make every effort to educate you and help you in making a well-considered decision. They may also present thigh lift surgery before and after photographs before you at the first consultation. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides thigh lift surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

What are Thigh Lift Before and After Images?

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Before and after photos for a plastic surgery procedure such as thigh lift serve two purposes. Prior to your procedure, the surgeon’s team will photograph you with your consent and keep these photos as part of your confidential medical records. Once the surgery is completed, your surgeon may request you to consent for new photographs of your treated sites at different stages of the healing process.

Now you can easily compare how your thighs and upper legs appeared before the surgery and after the surgery. Many patients feel more satisfied about their procedure once they are able to visually compare their pre-surgery and post-surgery pictures. The second purpose that thigh lift before and after images may serve is to educate other patients.

Now these images for a thigh lift are not on the website but this does not mean the website cannot be updated whenever the clinic decides that’s the proper course of action. But for now, you will have to check out these images during the consultation which is mandatory anyway.

Some patients agree to have their before and after photos shared with new patients, so that they can understand the estimated results of a thigh lift. At your pre-op consultation, you may also be shown pictures of other patients so that you can make a poignant choice about your planned thigh lift surgery.

Why is it Important to Review Before/After Thigh Lift Photos?

You may have a number of concerns when you are considering whether or not to undergo a thigh lift surgery. Any plastic surgery procedure is a major, life-altering decision, and you need to be fully aware and confident about the choices you make. You may wonder how your overall figure will change after a thigh lift, and whether the procedure will actually deliver the kind of results you have in mind.

Depending on your goals, your surgeon may recommend an outer thigh, inner thigh lift, or both. Sometimes they may suggest a thigh liposuction, or a buttock lift along with a thigh lift surgery. When you have access to thigh lift before and after pictures of past patients, you will be in a much better position to make the right choices for your surgery.

Dr. Motykie does not have a successful clinic because of an accident or because of his amazing marketing skills. His clinic is successful because he builds trust with patients and he’s cordial with people even if they decide to refrain from any commitment at this point. Many politicians are not transparent but in the plastic surgery industry, transparency is critical.

Sharing Images on Instagram or Facebook

Your surgeon has an option to share thigh lift before and after images on social media photo sharing platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook, while maintaining the norms of patient confidentiality.

Surgeons may also use Instagram Stories and similar other innovative social features to increase awareness and educate people about a thigh lift surgery. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles, and nearby areas for thigh lift surgery.

Contact Beverly Hills Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie to Schedule a Consultation

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