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I was sleeved April 9th and my surgeon closed with staples and put waterproof bandages over them. I go back this Friday to have the staples removed. A friend of mine was sleeved almost a year ago and she said that her surgeon didn't use staples, he used surgical glue and put lidocaine Patches over them and she had to wear a band around her middle. I never had to wear any kind of band. I am assuming this is just a difference in surgeon preference. I have no need for the Patches, I really have not had any pain other than trapped gas. A little sore, but that's all. Just wondering what everyone else had.

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@@TWJ

I had staples and no band. I know the other surgeon that works in my surgeons practice uses glue instead of staples. Either way, Whatever works for them I guess. I had mine removed and it really was no biggie. My scars are a light pink and they are fading every week.

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I had internal stitches and external glue. No band or any sort of compression garment.

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I had glue that closed my five very small wounds, with no bandages or coverings. That was very weird for me I wanted to cover them and protect them while they healed. :)

I had one on my left side that opened a teeny tiny bit and I did cover that one a few days but other than that they all healed up pretty nicely!

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Hi.

Surgery on 11/21/14 - glue only and only 4 incisions. 2 (1/4" incisions) and 2 (looks like puncture wounds).....

I was only in surgery for about 45 minutes.

I guess they said I prepped well.

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I was glued and had tape on them. I was told to let the tape fall off on their own. My belly was soooooooo itchy for days after surgery! Lol.

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Internal stitches and glue. No bandages. The glue took a few weeks to finish coming off.

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I think I had glue. I never really paid attention because they were covered with Steri- strips.

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I had Steri-strips, no staples or external stitches. My surgeon put band aids on top of my Steri strips initially, they game off a day later, and 4 days after surgery my surgeon removed my Steri-strips. If I had any discomfort with my incision site I just threw a band aid over it. I didn't have any band or anything I had to wear, though I do know some people wore a band but that was for comfort not for wound protection. :)

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Staples and steri strips. Staples were removed on day two post surgery and told that steri stops would come off naturally. No belly band.

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Internal stitches (2 worked their way up through the incisions and I pulled them out with tweezers with the advice of my dr) and external glue that I had to let come off on its own. Glue to almost a month to completely come off..

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I had staples with Water proof bandages

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