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 to expect during your consultation for breast lift with implants surgery? 

Breast Lift with Implants Surgery

What to expect during your consultation for breast lift with implants surgery? Breast lift with implants is a major cosmetic surgery procedure that must be preceded by a detailed pre-operative consultation process. It will provide you an opportunity to understand various aspects of the procedure, and help you make up your mind about going ahead with the surgery.  

Your surgeon will take the time to clear any doubts or concerns you may have about the procedure, and explain to you how this surgery can meet your aesthetic goals and expectations. They will also guide you about the pre-op preparatory steps and how to plan for your surgery and recovery.  

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides breast augmentation with lift surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations. 

Determining Your Candidacy 

During the initial consultation, your surgeon will review your medical history and assess whether you are fit to undergo general anesthesia and surgery. They will ask whether you have concerns only regarding the smaller size of your breasts or you are also bothered by their drooping condition.  

A physical examination of breasts may be performed and if necessary, your surgeon may order mammograms, blood work, or some other tests.  

Patient Education 

Your surgeon will explain you about the pros and cons of breast lift with implants plastic surgery in comparison to an independent breast augmentation or breast lift surgery.  

They will discuss how much time you need for preparation and any precautions you may need to take during the pre-surgery period. They will also inform you about how much time you will need for post-surgical recovery, so that you can plan your surgery accordingly. 

Images and Testimonials 

Your surgeon may like to present before breast lift with implants before and after photos pertaining to past patients. You should review as many images as possible to get a fair idea of what this procedure can or cannot do for you.  

You may also check out a few patient testimonials at this time to understand the experience of previous patients about this surgery. Your surgeon’s goal will be to help you develop realistic expectations and make a well-informed decision about breast implants with lift surgery. 

Procedure Cost and Financing  

Breast augmentation with lift surgery is usually considered an elective procedure, so you may not get insurance coverage for it. It is best to discuss the estimated costs of the procedure at the first consultation so that you can evaluate whether it suits your budget.  

Your surgeon or their staff members may also inform you about any financing options that can help you pay for your surgery in convenient installments. You should also ask about the accepted payment methods at the practice and plan your payments accordingly.  

Office Tour 

At the end of your consultation, you may want to request the surgeon for a brief office tour. This will give you a better idea of their practice and their surgical team members. The more familiarity you have with the surgeon and their staff, the easier it will be for you to go through the preparation, surgery, and recovery phases.  

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for breast lift with implants surgery. 

Contact Beverly Hills Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie to Schedule a Consultation at 310-246-2355

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