Your child will have a white gauze dressing(s) covered by a clear plastic (Tegaderm®).
Stitches hold the incision together. Your child will have stitches that are under the skin and do not need to be removed. The body will absorb them.
Your child had general anesthesia.
Your child may take Tylenol® (acetaminophen) or Motrin® (ibuprofen) for discomfort if the pain is mild.
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