Provided are systems, dressings, and methods suitable for treating a tissue site, such as an incision or linear wound. The systems, dressings, and methods relate to a dressing assembly that may include a dressing bolster, sealing members that cover the tissue site and contain the dressing bolster, and a dressing attachment device. The dressing assembly also includes a base layer comprising a sealing member and a base attachment device for releasably coupling the base layer to the epidermis, wherein the dressing attachment device thai may releasably coupled to the sealing member base layer. The dressing assembly may also include sealing ring that may be adapted to provide a fluid seal around the tissue site, and to absorb tluids from the tissue site. Other systems, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed.