When recovering from a facelift, you will want to be mindful of the following things to ensure your healing progresses smoothly:
1) Sleep with your head elevated
2) Avoid bending with your head below the waist
3) Avoid strenuous activity during the initial healing period
How long has it been since your surgery? Moving your head up and down should be doable right after surgery, as long as you are gentle and don't move too abruptly. You may feel some tightness, and the best thing is to listen to your body and avoid anything that causes discomfort. I would recommend following up with your surgeon, as they may have specific guidelines they would like you to follow. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck with the rest of your recovery.