Rapper Dan Sur made waves this week — however not for his music. The up-and-coming artist, who has 1.9 million followers on TikTok, has been gaining consideration for a glance he has sported since April, which includes (so he claims, anyway) having gold chains implanted straight into his cranium.
“I’ve it as a hook that’s implanted in my head and that hook has hooks and they’re all hooked in my cranium, underneath my pores and skin,” Sur mentioned in a video clip from April (when he apparently made the change, although it has been gaining consideration this week), in line with the New York Put up. “That is my hair. Golden hair. The primary rapper to have gold hair implanted in human historical past.”
In case you’re undecided if this look is respectable, you are not alone. Sur has repeatedly taken to TikTok to show to doubters that his chains are the actual deal. In a single video — talking in Spanish, as he does in each publish — he seemingly disproves that his chains had been plastic by displaying how they do not float in a glass of water. (Not precisely probably the most sound methodology, in fact, nevertheless it did seemingly work to show his authenticity for some followers.)
Whether or not Sur’s golden locks are the actual deal or not, his look should not encourage others to implant something into their heads. In line with plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Agullo, this can be a very unusual process that carries immense dangers.
“Implants like this will not be protected,” he warns. “They introduce a simple path for micro organism between the surface world and the inner physique. On this case, the bone masking the mind. As well as, I’m involved in regards to the quantity of weight these hooks are supporting. The burden or any unintentional tug on a band of gold may trigger the implant to dislodge and even fracture the cranium.”
One different concern is that even when Sur removes the chains, he nonetheless has hooks protruding of his head.
“Hygiene, even sleeping, can turn out to be difficult,” Agullo provides.
In a TikTok video, Sur claims he removes the chains to sleep.
Dermatologist Dr. Mona Gohara tells Yahoo Life, “I might think about that one may take out [the hooks], however not with out danger of everlasting scarring or scalp irritation. One might even expertise everlasting hair loss from injury to the follicle.”
Whereas Sur appears thrilled that he’s the one individual with chains implanted into his cranium (that we all know of, at the least) each Agullo and Gohara recommend utilizing different strategies to attain the identical look.
“I might strongly discourage anybody [from undergoing this procedure], for all of the dangers and problems concerned,” Agullo notes. “Particularly at a younger age, long-term penalties must be thought of. I believe there are different, extra wise, and simply reversible options like sporting a wig with gold chains. I do not imagine that it must be anchored to your cranium.”
Provides Gohara, “Be cautious! Weave in some gold strands onto your hair. You might be significantly better off doing that.”