implants uncomfortable? And questions about saving my natural nipple
I'm scheduled for left sided mastectomy in one week. I've had mixed messages about whether I can save my nipple. I'm a 38D with grade 1 ptosis and was told it might not look good if I try to save it but that it's okay from a cancer standpoint to keep it. I've heard about the natural nipple looking weird or getting necrotic and wondered how often these things happen. I was also told it might hang low relative to the shape of the implant. Any feedback or experiences?
Also - how often are breast implants uncomfortable (not the expander but the permanent implant)? I really think I don't want the DIEP procedure. It just overwhelms me to think about that big of a procedure. I don't mind that the implant is not me - I would mind, though, if it's physically uncomfortable. Any feedback on this?