Most facelift approaches do require some incision in front of the ear. Fortunately we can camouflage this by bringing it behind the tragus (cartilage flap in front of the ear canal) and into the opening of the ear canal. In addition, this is an area that heals very well- even without make-up, this incision, when well placed and executed, is hard to detect.
Healing will take a full year to see the final result. By two weeks, however, most patients should be able to camouflage all incisions with make up.