Hello everyone! I am 12 days post op from ACDF with instrumentation. I took my steri strips off today because they seemed ready. They were peeling too, bottom, and sides and they came off easily. Under the steri strip the incision looked 2 inches long with a visible red line across underneath. To my surprise and delight, the incision is only an inch long! It was dried blood that made the incision look longer. I am thrilled! It's mostly healed over with a small part that still has scab on it. There's no pain in the area. Just wanted to share for those of you who may have similar outcomes!