Holbrook also credited her decision to the love and support of her husband Richard.
"He's very excited for her because he really knows how much she has sacrificed for this family," Motondo said. "There's not a lot she does for herself."
As well, Motondo, having undergone plastic surgery herself, remained encouraging.
"I tried to be very supportive, and to let her know what this would do for her self-esteem."
On May 7, Holbrook underwent a lower face lift, eye lift, rhinoplasty and septoplasty. The healing process would take seven to 10 days.
"I never met a doctor that has had more of an interest in people the way [Halliday] does," Motondo said. "I think he is extremely sensitive, and to give somebody a chance, knowing they're asking for a favor, and there's nothing in it for him ... is just amazing."
Halliday is known to do pro bono surgeries, helping children with cleft palettes, and working with people who have been maimed by acts of violence.
"Do not be afraid to ask your doctors for favors, whether it is samples, a financial break or some help in anyway," Halliday said. "Most doctors are very giving and willing to do things to help people out, especially during difficult times."