IF you lick your fresh wound when you're not supposed to, and IF you pull out a few staples,
and IF, because of those things, your incision becomes inflamed,
you WILL have to go back to the vet,
you WILL have to get more staples without sedation,
you WILL have to start wearing the cone of shame.
And you WILL be embarrassed when the vet puts it on, to the point of not making eye contact with anyone else for the duration of the visit.