I had mastex with immediate implant. Couldn't keep my nipple because of where BC was.
I was well, little pain. It did go hard but is now much softer and comfortable. I heal slowly so have had a few problems, but am fine and feel really well
People comment on how good it looks and those who don't know which can't tell.
Amusing part was when I was taken into a room to discuss discretely what size I would like-LOL
Sometimes if the muscle from your back is not big enough you would get both a small implant and the LD flap muscle sits on top of it. Has that idea been suggested to you at all? It all depends on the size of breast that needs replicated. If you opted for an implant I would imagine you would keep your own breast skin and nipple, whereas if you had the LD flap then you would lose these. The LD operation is certainly do-able so it is something to consider, however if you are not very big then an implant may be the easier choice. I have both so it is hard for me to imagine one without the other! Please feel free to PM me if you need any more details - just click on a members name to send a message.
Hope this is a bit of a help to you, I am sure others will be on to share their experiences too,
K M x