About the data privacy event 

On August 6, 2020, Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics (“BBR”) became aware of suspicious activity on its computer network.  BBR, with the assistance of third-party computer forensic specialists, took immediate steps to investigate the nature and scope of the incident.  BBR is issuing this statement to provide additional details regarding what is known about the incident and the further steps it will be taking in response.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What Happened?  On August 6, 2020, BBR became aware of suspicious activity on its computer network.  BBR immediately launched an investigation, with the assistance of third-party computer forensic specialists, and determined that its network had been infected with malware which prevented access to certain files on the system.  The investigation determined that the malware was introduced into the system by an unauthorized actor who also accessed and acquired certain files within BBR’s system.  The potential unauthorized access occurred between July 27, 2020, and August 6, 2020.  BBR then began a lengthy and labor-intensive process to identify sensitive information that may have been contained within impacted files, and to identify the individuals whose information may have been impacted.  That review completed on September 24, 2020.

What Information Was Involved?  The information contained within the files at issue varied by individual, but contained name, address, phone number, date of birth, driver’s license number, payment card information, medical information, treatment information, diagnosis information, medication details, Social Security Number, health insurance information, and photographs. We have no evidence any information was subject to actual or attempted misuse.  

What is BBR Doing?  BBR takes this incident and the security of personal information seriously. Upon discovery, BBR immediately launched an investigation and took steps to secure its systems and investigate activity.  BBR worked diligently to investigate and respond to this incident and to identify and notify potentially impacted individuals.  BBR is also reviewing and enhancing existing policies, procedures, and processes related to storage of and access to personal information.  BBR is also reporting this incident to relevant state and federal regulators as required.  BBR is notifying potentially impacted individuals so that they may take further steps to best protect their information, should they feel it is appropriate to do so. BBR is also providing credit monitoring for potentially affected individuals.

What Can Affected Individuals Do?  While BBR has no evidence that any personal information was subject to actual or attempted misuse, it encourages anyone who thinks their information may have been impacted to monitor financial accounts and notify their bank immediately if they detect unauthorized or unusual activity.  You can also review the below Steps You Can Take to Help Protect Your Information.

For more information.  We understand some people may have additional questions concerning this incident.  Individuals can direct questions to 1-833-752-0852, 8am to 8pm Central Time.  Those individuals who believe they are impacted may also contact this number to enroll in the complimentary credit monitoring services.

BBR apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and remains committed to the privacy and security of all information it maintains.

BBR encourages individuals to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud, to review account statements and explanation of benefits forms, and to monitor credit reports for suspicious activity.  Under U.S. law, you are entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus. To order your free credit report, visit or call, toll-free, 1-877-322-8228. You may also contact the three major credit bureaus directly to request a free copy of your credit report.

Individuals have the right to place a “security freeze” on your credit report, which will prohibit a consumer reporting agency from releasing information in your credit report without your express authorization. The security freeze is designed to prevent credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent. However, you should be aware that using a security freeze to take control over who gets access to the personal and financial information in your credit report may delay, interfere with, or prohibit the timely approval of any subsequent request or application you make regarding a new loan, credit, mortgage, or any other account involving the extension of credit. Pursuant to federal law, you cannot be charged to place or lift a security freeze on your credit report. Should you wish to place a security freeze, please contact the major consumer reporting agencies listed below:

  • Experian
    PO Box 9554
    Allen, TX 75013
  • TransUnion
    P.O. Box 2000
    Chester, PA 19016
  • Equifax
    PO Box 105788
    Atlanta, GA 30348
In order to request a security freeze, individuals will need to provide the following information:

  1. Full name (including middle initial as well as Jr., Sr., II, III, etc.);
  2. Social Security number;
  3. Date of birth;
  4. If you have moved in the past five (5) years, provide the addresses where you have lived over the prior five years;
  5. Proof of current address, such as a current utility bill or telephone bill;
  6. A legible photocopy of a government-issued identification card (state driver’s license or ID card, military identification, etc.); 
  7. If you are a victim of identity theft, include a copy of either the police report, investigative report, or complaint to a law enforcement agency concerning identity theft.
To remove the security freeze, you must send a written request to each of the three credit bureaus by mail and include proper identification (name, address, and social security number) and the PIN number or password provided to you when you placed the security freeze. The credit bureaus have three (3) business days after receiving your request to remove the security freeze.

As an alternative to a security freeze, you have the right to place an initial or extended “fraud alert” on your file at no cost. An initial fraud alert is a 1-year alert that is placed on a consumer’s credit file. Upon seeing a fraud alert display on a consumer’s credit file, a business is required to take steps to verify the consumer’s identity before extending new credit. If you are a victim of identity theft, you are entitled to an extended fraud alert, which is a fraud alert lasting seven years. Should you wish to place a fraud alert, please contact any one of the agencies listed below:

  • Experian
    P.O. Box 2002
    Allen, TX 75013
  • TransUnion
    P.O. Box 2000
    Chester, PA 19016
  • Equifax
    P.O. Box 105069
    Atlanta, GA 30348
The Federal Trade Commission also encourages those who discover that their information has been misused to file a complaint with them. The Federal Trade Commission can be reached at: 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580;; 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338); and TTY: 1-866-653-4261. Instances of known or suspected identity theft should be reported to law enforcement, your Attorney General, and the FTC. You can also further educate yourself about placing a fraud alert or security freeze on your credit file by contacting the FTC or your state’s Attorney General.  This notice has not been delayed by a law enforcement investigation.

Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both Board-Certified Physicians, use a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics sends well wished to all of those impacted by COVID-19. We understand that this has impacted our entire country in multiple ways, from falling sick to job changes and school cancellations. We understand your multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.

Our office is open and ready to serve you. We have restarted performing elective surgeries at an Ambulatory Surgery Center, and in office elective surgical procedures will resume after May 8th. In order to decrease viral spread and to minimize utilization of medical supplies during this time of need, we have implemented a strict screening protocol. As far as non-surgical procedures, we are slowly rolling out these procedures. We are currently offering Botox and other non-surgical in office procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. We tentatively will be restarting filler treatments on May 18th. All staff and all patients are required to wear masks at all times. We are also not allowing any additional guests at this time. We are taking extra time and extra steps to make sure all contact surfaces, such as door handles and counter tops, are cleaned around the clock with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety had always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, will continue to offer both complimentary virtual consultations via a HIPAA compliant and secure platform and in person office consultations. We are happy to provide these two options so that you can choose the option that is most comfortable for you.

As responsible leaders in our community, we will always take the appropriate steps to ensure that every decision we make is focused on the health and safety of our patients and staff. We continue to monitor the CDC’s guidelines on infection control and are implementing their recommendations on an ongoing bases.

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