I had the open GB surgery and I requested a cosmetic closure..............LMBO. Like I was ever going to wear a bikini? I have a huge scar but my surgeon liked to look at everything...............most people do not have a large scar.
My best advice is walk after surgery. Just get up when your told to by your Doctor and walk to get your strength back and everything working in your intestines. I had my hubby there to help me in and out of bed and walk we did.
I will be praying for you sweetie.