The doctor who rid “Gorilla Glue girl” Tessica Brown of her sticky mane is a Ghanaian-born, Harvard Medical School grad and now a celebrity Beverly Hills plastic surgeon.
Long before his work went viral for the four-hour procedure this week that got Brown out of her sticky mess, Obeng was twice rated among America’s top plastic surgeons by the Consumer Research Council and his international nonprofit work through R.E.S.T.O.R.E Worldwide Inc., according to his biography on his clinic’s website.
The website for the clinic, Niko Plastic Surgery, identifies Obeng as “The Surgeon’s Surgeon.”
Yet, his latest claim to fame is the procedure to remove glue from Brown’s hair.
Obeng did the $12,500 procedure for free once he learned of Brown’s plight.
“I looked up the compound,” he told TMZ. “The main actual ingredient in Gorilla Glue, polyurethane, and we had figured out the science, how to break it down. So I then decided, now I’m gonna reinvent the wheel.”
Obeng said he used industrial glue remover, as well as a concoction that included aloe vera, an olive oil mixture, and acetone — which did the job.
.He said he tried the remedy on a wig of real human hair, and it worked.
“Surgery went well,” Obeng said. “She had a lot of irritation on the scalp, especially the edges of her head becasue of all the chemicals.”
“She is very, very lucky that she did not sustain a lot of injuries to her scalp,” he added. “This type of ordeal is no joke.”