Hi I'm new here and I am currently recovering from my second surgery. The first one being 2 years ago and was located at the top of the cleft, and recovery was a much more pleasant experience. With this new one, it was located further down, almost about 3 inches apart. The packing consisted of a wet-to-dry method: gauze soaked in saline and packed on top of the wound, covered with a combine pad. Dressing changes for this one were absolutely painful because the gauze would get stuck to the wound, which is something I never experienced with my first surgery. I have never known such pain could exist in that area and almost immediately I began to dread dressing changes. It's been a week now and it's healing properly and the pain is going down. I had my post-op appointment yesterday and the packing was changed to a strip of Aquacel AG being placed on the wound which I think was for drainage, then placing a rolled up gauze as a cover, and then place another combine pad. I would like to know if there is anyone here who has any experience with Aquacel AG. Does it stick to the wound and hurt to remove it? Did it help with healing? Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks guys!