The last layers that are held together are on the outside of your body. They can be closed be any of the following:
- Stitches (sutures)
- Surgical grade glue
When repairing the incision after your give birth, your doctor will decide what is the best type of material to use. The decision will be made taking into account their normal practices, your skin, your body type and factors in your medical history.
Staples will always need to be removed, some stitches will need to be removed, other dissolve on their own and do not need to be removed. This usually happens before you leave the hospital after you've had your baby.