i had surgery 18 months ago, and had 22 staples.
they use a small pair of ,what look like nail cutters, to grab the middle of the staple and as they squeeze the nail cutter like plyers, it makes the ends that are in your skin, lift out of the scar. when out the shape of them look like the number 3.
its completely pain free. and all the scars fade in time.so no worries, you will be fine trust me.