BEVERLY HILLS, 11 February 2021 – A Ghanaian-born plastic surgeon has successfully removed Gorilla Glue from the scalp of a woman who mistook it for hairspray, TMZ reports.
Dr. Michael Obeng spent four hours removing the glue from the scalp of Tessica Brown, the gossip site reported Wednesday.
Ms. Brown’s plight became widely known after she shared a video on TikTok last week.
Reports said Dr. Obeng used various things to break down the polyurethane, the main ingredient in Gorilla Glue.
The waterproof glue is usually used for fixing leaks in bathrooms.
“She is very very lucky that she did not sustain a lot of injuries to her scalp,” Dr. Obeng said about Ms. Brown, explaining that her ponytail was turned as hard as a stick.
The plastic surgeon said he used a mixture of medical-grade adhesive remover, aloe vera, olive oil and some acetone.
Dr. Obeng waived the costs of the procedure – $12,500 – offering his services free of charge.
The Harvard-trained and Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon is founder of a charity known as Restoring Emotional Stability Through Outstanding Reconstructive Efforts (RESTORE).
The charity offers free reconstructive surgery in developing countries and trains local physicians.