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 weak chin / jaw line and what can you do about it? 

Surgical and Non-surgical Options for a Strong Jaw Line

What is a weak chin / jaw line and what can you do about it? Your chin and jawline contours are vital features that contribute to your naturally attractive and balanced face. If the chin or jawline is weak, poorly defined or under projected, it can adversely impact your facial appearance. If you are a man, it will make your face look less masculine, and if you are a woman, it may cause your neck and lower face to look older or less appealing.  

If you look at the face from the side, a weak or receding chin and jaw line can create the illusion of a more dominant nose. Chin implant cosmetic surgery will add substance to a weak chin and make the jaw line more prominent and well-defined. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides chin augmentation surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations. 

Chin Augmentation Surgery  

Chin augmentation cosmetic surgery involves the use of implants to enhance the chin and jawline appearance. These implants are made from a biocompatible synthetic material (usually silicone). Your surgeon will customize their size and shape to match with your specific cosmetic needs and facial anatomy.  

Following anesthesia, your surgeon will create a small incision below the chin to carve an implant pocket in front of the chin bone. They will insert the implant carefully into the pocket and adjust it into the appropriate position. The implant will build up your chin, add definition to your jaw line, and create a more aesthetically appealing facial profile and shape.  

Neck Liposuction 

Sometimes, the excess fat tissue may be present just below your skin in the submental area (under the chin), and not below your neck muscles. In this case, your surgeon may recommend liposuction surgery in the jawline and neck area to eliminate stubborn fat deposits and sculpt a more defined neck and jawline. This procedure may be performed independently or combined with chin implants in some cases. 

Neck Lift  

If the neck skin is loose or sagging, your surgeon may perform a neck lift surgery. The advantage with neck lift is that it can address all the structures that contributed to a well-defined jawline. These structures include fatty tissue, SMAS, skin, muscle, and salivary glands. Neck lift surgery can address them in a single procedure to create long-term results for a strong looking jawline and a youthful neck.  

Injectable Treatments  

Non-surgical injectable treatments such as dermal fillers and Botox can also help augment a weak chin and improve the jawline definition. When dermal filler gel is injected directly into the targeted areas of your jawline, it will enhance the bony angle and mandible. If you have minor loss of definition in the jaw, and the hard bony edge is someone lacking, you can benefit from this filler treatment.  

Botox injections can be placed directly in the overactive masseter muscle in your face to relax it. This will create a slimmer overall facial appearance and provide a desirable “V” shape to your face. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for chin augmentation.  

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

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