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 Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (BAM)?

Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (BAM)

What Is Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (BAM)?Breast skin can easily become loose after pregnancy or due to aging. However, there are several other reasons for loose breast skin, such as reduction in breast volume. This can cause deflated or sagging breasts, which may require a Breast augmentation mastopexy (BAM) to improve the condition. BAM is a combination of two procedures in a single surgery – breast lift and breast augmentation.

The plastic surgery can go a long way in restoring your youthful upper body appearance while addressing any issues you may have regarding shape, size, and appearance of your breasts. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides breast augmentation mastopexy to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (BAM)

Breast augmentation mastopexy surgery can fully restore the appearance of your breasts. Your plastic surgeon shall tighten the breast muscles for a perkier appearance while repositioning the breasts for a more youthful and elevated appearance. The procedure is highly beneficial from both cosmetic and reconstructive standpoint.

You can enjoy fuller breasts with a projecting image after this surgery. The surgery ensures that your breasts don’t have a sagging or scooped out look. Breast augmentation mastopexy procedure can address the following key concerns:

  • Droopy or hanging breasts
  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Loss of breast volume in the upper portion
  • Loss of breast shape
  • Stretch marks or creases on the breasts

Breast Augmentation Mastopexy Surgical Procedure

Breast augmentation mastopexy procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. Your cosmetic surgeon will create discreet incisions on your breasts. This can be under the breast crease or around the areolas. Breast implants will be inserted through these incisions. They are usually placed right under the pectoral muscles.

The surgeon will also excise any loose tissue or skin from the area and bring the tissues closer. This will cause your breasts to have a lifted appearance and to settle at a higher position. Breast augmentation mastopexy allows for improving breast projection as well as breast volume. The best part about this procedure is that you will have less scarring since you are addressing multiple breast aesthetic issues with the same procedure.

Typically, crescent incisions are used by surgeons. However, if your breasts are heavily sagging, the surgeon may need to use a lollipop incision.

Cleavage Enhancement during BAM

Some women prefer getting optional procedures done, such as cleavage enhancement during Breast augmentation mastopexy. The shape, type, and size of the implants will be based on your anatomical demands and aesthetic needs. Make sure you discuss your goals and expectations during the pre-op consultation with your surgeon.

Downtime and Recovery

Recovery time after getting a Breast augmentation mastopexy is no different from the time taken after breast augmentation plastic surgery or breast lift. You should be able to return to work after 1 – 2 weeks of the surgery. However, most surgeons recommend performing only low-intensive work for the first few weeks.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for breast augmentation mastopexy.

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