Surgeon Creates Charity to Help Breast Cancer Survivors Get Reconstructive Surgery
Former DR. 90210 Surgeon Creates Charity to Provide Reconstructive Surgery to Breast Cancer Survivors
Addressing Needs of Patients whose Medical Insurance Does Not Cover Secondary Aesthetic Surgery
Dr. Gary Motykie founded The Healing Curve in 2008, as a non-profit organization, with the primary mission of providing reconstructive surgery to breast cancer survivors. Although insurance providers cover the initial reconstruction after breast cancer, they often do not cover the secondary aesthetic surgeries that are necessary for survivors to feel like women again.
“I started The Healing Curve to help those women who have won the battle against breast cancer but have been left feeling incomplete in the process. These women have already been through so much with cancer itself; they deserve the best possible breast reconstruction that plastic surgery can offer.”
Motykie says that the charity’s first goal is to offer the highest standard of reconstructive surgery and associated medical care to individuals who otherwise cannot afford it. His team is working hard to establish nationwide awareness in order to give these individuals hope and a support system to help them complete their journey. The long-term goal for the non-profit is to create strategic partnerships and align with other charities, organizations and physicians that support this vision.
“There are already number of charities that are focused on ‘finding the cure’, explains Motykie, “but there is also a real need to help survivors get back what breast cancer has stolen from them: their lives, their identity and their breasts!”
Soon after founding The Healing Curve for breast cancer survivors, Dr. Motykie realized that its reach needed to be expanded to embrace survivors that may have suffered a physical deformity from different causes such as other cancers, trauma, serious illness, prior unsuccessful surgery or birth defects.
“I initially performed the first breast cancer surgeries on the Dr. 90210 television series because I felt that people needed to see what hope and joy plastic surgery is capable of bringing to patients,” says Motykie. “After the shows aired, the letters came pouring in, each story different, but with one common theme: a physical deformity and no means to correct it. These patients were not only left disfigured and scarred; they were oftentimes left with no means to pay for a quality revision surgery.”
About Dr. Gary Motykie
Beverly Hills-based, Board Certified Plastic SurgeReon, Dr. Gary Motykie, is a highly skilled specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, body and breast.
Dr. Motykie strongly believes that the best plastic surgery results are beautiful, natural and undetectable.
“The true beauty in plastic surgery” explains Dr. Motykie, “is found in allowing patients to enjoy their lives with freedom from their past.”
Motykie earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in the challenging field of Bio-Medical Engineering during which time he was involved in the research and development of artificial organs and prosthetic limbs. After graduating with honors and multiple academic awards, Dr. Motykie followed his dream to study medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and plastic surgery at the University of Texas, where he performed surgery at one of the top cancer and reconstruction facilities in the world.
The doctor completed his multi-layered understanding of the form, function and aesthetics of the human body after completing an Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Beverly Hills California. He has spent the past 10 years dedicated to designing an integrative approach to health, wellness, nutrition and surgery in the hopes of taking plastic surgery to the next level of evolution in the beauty and anti-aging industry.
Aside from his exemplary work within his practice, Dr. Motykie has participated in a number of humanitarian projects and was recently honored with the Physician Recognition Award, from the Celebrate Life Foundation, for helping breast cancer survivors live life beyond cancer. For more information visit www.thehealingcurve.org.
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