A US-based Ghanaian surgeon, Dr. Michael Obeng has given a Lousiana woman’s hair a second chance as he removed a hardened industrial glue from it.
Tessica Brown, a 40-year-old American revealed in a video on TikTok that when she ran out of hair spray she used ‘Gorilla Glue’ instead, leaving her hair permanently glued to her scalp ‘for about a month now’ despite numerous washings, which she said was a bad idea and warned others not to make the same mistake.
Nicknamed “gorilla glue girl,” Tessica has been trending on social media since she broke the news. Not less than 31 million people have watched her first TikTok video on the mishap.
Dr. Michael Obeng whose facility is 2,500 kilometres from Tessica offered to put the woman out of her ordeal for free in a surgery that would have cost Tessica about $12,500. She took up the offer and went to see the plastic surgeon.
TMZ shot the whole thing, from start to finish, and it’s wild to see it play out — and to see the relief on Tessica’s face when it was all said and done.
Dr. Obeng is said to have removed the industrial glue in a four-hour surgery with a combination of medical-grade adhesive remover, aloe vera, olive oil and acetone.
Video captured by TMZ shows Brown waking from her anaesthesia, running a hand through her loose hair and bursting into tears.
GORILLA GLUE GIRL GOT HER HAIR BACK YASSSSS pic.twitter.com/FvS6zOmzx1
— T (@richonnesokoye) February 11, 2021
Social media users who had been following updates of Tessica’s mishap were amazed at how much hair Dr. Obeng could save from that fatal surgery.