Dr. Michael Obeng, a plastic surgeon, is considered a hero to a woman named Tessica Brown who desperately needed his help when she tried to get Gorilla Glue out of her hair. After trying multiple possible solutions to remove the glue at home it just wasn’t working. She even went to the hospital emergency room where they gave her a solution to use but that procedure was too painful. In the following video, she spoke on her experience:
Finally, she was contacted by Dr. Michael K. Obeng, a plastic surgeon, who was very well equipped to help her.
Born in Ghana in 1973, Dr. Obeng overcame many obstacles and ultimately moved to the United States at the age of 20 with only $200 in his pocket (1). He received his B.S. in Chemistry and M.D. at University of TX Medical School. His specialty in cosmetic surgery includes issues of aging, breast reconstruction, limbs (including reattachments). He also specializes in micro-neurovascular surgery and more. In 2011 and 2014, Consumer’s Research Council of America named Obeng in “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons”. He currently practices in Beverly Hills (2).
Considering all of this, it is no wonder why he was most qualified to help Tessica Brown with her hair dilemma with Gorilla Glue. Obeng’s extensive chemistry background and experience allowed him to figure out how a way to break down the chemical components of the glue while being able to save Tessica Brown’s hair and scalp. His brilliance allowed him to figure out that he must use a few ingredients designed to remove the glue as well as save Tessica’s hair. The formula’s main ingredients consisted of a medical grade glue remover in addition to olive oil, aloe vera.
Dr. Obeng’s passion and success in helping this desperate woman is truly the definition of the basis of Thrivers Inspire Healing’s motto of “Where there’s a will, with proper education, sufficient support, inspiration and acceptance that we can and have healed, there is a way,”. Where many thought there was no way to save Tessica Brown’s hair and scalp from the Gorilla Glue, it turns out there most certainly was a way. For that, Dr. Michael K. Obeng has been lauded a hero and we are so happy for the positive outcome on behalf of Tessica Brown.
Dr. Obeng was kind enough to do this surgical procedure, originally quoted to be $12,000 for free (3). Yet, this isn’t the only time he’s engaged in philanthropic efforts. He is a founder and CEO of a non-profit that helps people in countries who have suffered from disfiguring and deforming accidents, diseases and more called R.E.S.T.O.R.E. (you can learn more about it here). He has donated over $300,000 and the non-profit has completed 500+ surgeries. (4)
Make sure to always consult your qualified healthcare professional prior to trying any new healthcare regimen. Also, be sure to carefully read all labels of products you use in or on your body.
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