Mary Jo says she hadn't thought of fixing her face even after all these years simply because it was not the most important thing to her. "My face was crooked and I was a little self-conscious about it, but it was something I lived with," Mary Jo says. "I was very blessed. I had my arms and legs and brain and my face." When Dr. Azizzadeh approached her about reconstructive surgery, though, she was happy to give it a try.
When Mary Jo was preparing for the surgeries, the medical staff was continually trying to assess her state of mind. "They were like, 'How do you feel?' I said, 'I've been through a heck of a lot worse. This is going to be good. This is going to be fun,'" Mary Jo says. "I don't mind, I'm getting a facelift too!"
And how does she feel about how she looks now? "I love the results!" she says.