Footage Shows Successful Surgery Of Woman With Gorilla Glue In Hair
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The woman who put super-strong Gorilla Glue in her hair has finally had some relief after receiving surgery in Los Angeles, having been offered the $12,500 (£9,000) treatment for free after her plight went viral.
Tessica Brown, 40, has been living with a painful helmet of glued hair for the past month, after making the ballsy decision to use Gorilla Glue in place of hairspray when hers ran out.
Her unusual story soon went viral, eventually reaching Dr Michael Obeng of MiKO Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills.
Obeng offered to help Brown out, saying he'd perform the treatment to get the glue off her head for nothing.
And thankfully, the procedure has been a success, with Obeng telling KCBS-TV: "The surgery went well.
"Tessica is doing well. She's awake. The hair crew is doing her hair."
Video footage shows Brown waking up from the treatment, running her fingers through her newly-released hair.
"Now I wish I had a weave," she says, referencing the fact that she had to cut her ponytail off in desperation.
According to TMZ, Brown was under a 'light anesthesia' for the four-hour procedure.
Speaking to the outlet, Obeng explained how he identified the compound in Gorilla Glue and worked out the science to 'break it down'.
He then combined medical grade adhesive remover, aloe vera, olive oil and a dash of acetone, and got to work.
Obeng said: "I have a chemistry background, so I knew that any compound can be broken down."
He also explained how he experimented on 'real human hair' on a model before seeing to Brown's hair.
A rep for Gorilla Glue told TMZ in a statement: "We are glad that Miss Brown was able to be treated and we hope that she is doing well."
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Brown explained how she never actually meant to go viral in the first place, and only shared her story in the hope that she'd be able to get some advice.
She said: "I never was going to take this to social media. The reason I took this to social media was because I didn't know what else to do.
"And I know somebody out there could have told me something. I didn't think for one second when I got up the next morning it was gonna be everywhere."
Fortunately, through the power of social media her prayers were eventually answered, as Brown travelled from her home in Louisiana to see Dr Obeng.