I've watched the videos too, trust me!
I've done everything i could to hold them tight without over doing it.
My girlfriend was the one who took them to the vet, and she believes they've been stitched.
They have been licking a bit, but no scratching or over licking it!
But the main thing is that everyone comes with warnings and "this and this will happen if you do", so i want to know if there were cases about nothing happened without the e-collar. :)