My surgeon sticthed the muscle layer. As for the skin he just did some simple stitches. I have not get the chance to see mine yet. No gauze inside my wound. Just thick gauze pad with tapes outside. I am not on any pain killer nor pain killer pump. A little bit of discomfort but still can handle it. HAving tummy ache now.
I will say, avoid sneezing at all costs...boy does that hurt. If you have to, brace with a pillow. My muscle layer is stitched together as well and the rest is just
open. I'm allowed to shower and let the soap and water run in and out of it. Mine looks like an eye lol or a second belly button. Have they let you drink liquids yet?