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.


What is a Non-Surgical Liquid Facelift?

Non-Surgical Liquid Facelift

What is a Non-Surgical Liquid Facelift?Aesthetically speaking, your face is one of the most important body parts. Unfortunately, it may begin to lose its charm and youthful appearance with sun exposure, aging, environment, diseases and genetics among other factors. Folds, lines, creases, and wrinkles may begin to appear, making you appear older than you really are.

Your plastic surgeon can recommend a number of plastic surgery procedures to reverse these signs of aging from the face. Liquid facelift is increasingly becoming popular as a non-surgical procedure to rejuvenate the facial appearance and reduce overall signs of aging. However, it is important that you get the procedure performed by a reputable and experienced provider.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides non-surgical liquid facelift to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Effective Non-Invasive Option

Liquid facelift can help rejuvenate the face and restore your youthful appearance. It is an innovative non-invasive procedure which is often used as a substitute to traditional facelift. Your cosmetic surgeon may recommend the procedure for you if you are unable or unwilling to undergo a traditional surgical procedure for any reason.

Your plastic surgeon will inject a unique combination of muscle immobilizing products and several soft tissue dermal fillers into pre-specified targeted areas. The goal of this procedure is to remove wrinkles, facial lines, fill facial depressions, lift sagging skin, enhance overall features, add facial volume, and correct asymmetries among others.

The procedure can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. This greatly depends on the expertise of the plastic surgeon and the extent of treatment required. Injectable fillers have various benefits. However, the key benefit is that surgery and accompanying downtime is avoided. Side-effects to the procedure are minimal as long as you get it done at the hands of a reputed expert.

What are Injectable Fillers?

Injectable facial fillers are a major part of liquid facelifts. These dermal fillers usually contain a naturally-occurring substance called hyaluronic acid. This substance is responsible for making your skin taut and firm. There are several FDA approved dermal fillers that can replenish the skin’s hyaluronic acid.

Dermal fillers can help your skin produce fresh collagen and support sustainable results where skin firmness is concerned. Restylane and Juvederm dermal fillers are aimed at adding volume to the skin, usually under the eyes and cheek hollows. These dermal fillers are used to rejuvenate facial contours for making a patient appear younger.

You can use facial fillers to reduce crow’s feet, remove marionette lines, elevate jowls, get fuller lips, and plump cheeks. Discuss your customized liquid facelift plan during your consultation with the injection provider.

Muscle Immobilizing Agents

Muscle immobilizing products are used during a liquid facelift in combination with dermal fillers. Dysport or Botox are two popular FDA approved muscle immobilizing agent. They help in reducing frown lines, crow’s feet and other fine lines and wrinkles. These agents offer sustainable results when used in combination with dermal fillers.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for non-surgical liquid facelift skin rejuvenation.

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