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My Boobs are Squeaking! What Docs don’t tell you about.

If you are my Mother or Mother in Law, or are related to me in any way, shape or form, you can stop reading now. 😉 Just skip this post all together…

Phew, now that they are gone, we can get down to business. Squeaky boobs. You read that right. My boobs are making noises only an 11 yr old boy can do in his armpit at dinnertime. Slosh, Squeak, Swish… go the Boobies, Creek, Crack, Slooosh, go the bells… (sung to the tune of Judy Garlands Trolley song from Meet me in St. Louis).

I spent a week in Florida. A glorious week of sun, sand, and mice named Mickey and Minnie. I rode roller coasters, ate wonderful food and thought I broke my boob.

I’m about a year post surgery of having my boobs lifted back up off my stomach and put where God intended them to be after breastfeeding 3 children over the course of 10 years. As far as I know, boobs aren’t supposed to squeak.

Sparkly Squeaky BoobsWe flew home on Tuesday. Everything was fine and dandy. Until yesterday morning. I did my normal post op squeezing they have you do every day, twice a day for a year, then once a day after that. Only yesterday, things were sloshing around and making alien noises. My first thought was “Holy Hell, Mickey Mouse broke my Boob!” I immediately call my Doc’s office, and continued to baffle them the more I described my symptoms.

“So you say they are swishing?”

“No, sloshing, it’s different”

“AND squeaking?”

“Well the squeak might just be the noise from the sloshing.”

“Would you say they are squishy?”

“I should hope so, I paid good money to have boobs that aren’t rocks.”

“So they are sloshy, squishy and squeaky?”

“Exactumundo!”

“Um, I have no clue what is going on, lets bring you in”

I then thought to myself, Sir Google knows everything… Why don’t I ask him, He does have a PhD and all. And off to google “sloshing boobs” and “breast augmentation makes noisy boobs” and “Squeaky boobs that are squishy and sloshy” and “noisy boobs on a plane” (THAT would be a great sequel!)

Google basically told me “Girl, you is crazy.” Which I already knew. The consensus from the various boobies forums was that due to the constant altitude changes between flights, being at sea level for a week, then back to 5280 feet, that the silicone expanded and contracted so many times it made an air bubble in the pocket under the muscle. Should go away in a couple of days. PHEW!

So a word to the wise… or just the gals looking to get cute post-kids boobs that live in Colorado or any other high altitude state, If you go on vacation, you may get noisy boobs when you get back. A small price to pay for looking like Pam Anderson I think.

Update – After talking to my doc, she agree’d that it was just an air pocket made from the expanding and contracting of the implant from the altitude and the flying. You all will be happy to know that 24-48 hours later, my boobs are once again silent. 😉

ColoradoMoms.com

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0 COMMENTS

  • Teresa

    Whew! Too funny! I am relieved and glad that your sloshy, squishy, and squeaky boobs are air bubble free and silent now!

  • Bobbie

    I wish I could say more…. but I am still laughing my butt off… Am glad though it was not something serious!

  • Tina

    You could have had a one girl boob band!

  • robin plemmons

    Ha! That would’ve stressed me out! Glad your boobies are okay!!!

  • Nanette-AMomBlog

    Oh that is too funny. Glad you’re ok though.

  • Oh my lord woman I did not think it was possible for me to love you more. I was wrong. Now you can be sparkley-squeaky boobs forever. I heart you my dear. I really do. And not just for your talented boobies.

  • Becky

    Glad you wrote this! It was great! The laughs and smiles just keep on coming. See you Wednesday!

  • highaltitudesqueakyboobs

    Thanks so much!! I’ve had my implants for 4 years now, and they squeaked like you’d expect post op for a little while, but nothing since then. I just got back from a trip to sea level and back up to my 8200 foot home, yes in colorado, and 24 hrs after i got off the plane, squeek squeek squeek. Yours is the only post out there that talks about altitude and squeaking a long time after post op. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this for people so they don’t have to worry! Wish this info was more widely known. Funny thing is I’ve gone to sea level a couple other times since the surgery with no squeeks. Who knows why this time. But I’m happy I can relax more. Thank you also for your great sense of humor. Cheers!

  • Kara

    Thank you so much for posting this! I have been googling noises in breast for 2 days. We are on vacation in Colorado and my breast have been crazy sounding like when I first got them done. I feel 100% better now!! Thank you! 🙂

  • Km

    Im having the same sounds after arriving in Vail, Colorado, last night, very weird indeed and no one at the hospital could give an answer as to why… Strange! Thanks for posting this, I feel at ease now.

  • Chelsea

    Thank you so much for this post! I’m 4 months post op and travelling around South America. On the bus from Argentina to La Paz I noticed a strange noise and thought nothing of it. I arrived in La Paz and the noise was horrendous. Other people could hear them squishing away, very awkward! The noise stopped after a couple if days. I just have one question for you…. When I go back down will the noise happen again? Thanks in advance
    Chelsea 🙂

  • Robin

    OMG thank you!!! I live in Michigan and came to Denver for skiing. I thought I broke a boob skiing!!!! Lol! So glad to know it’s just weird science crap happening inside my body due to the altitude!! Thanks!

  • Sarahlou

    Same is happening to me. Within 12 hours of arriving in Colorado travelling from BC. Quite unnerving especially as most Docs would not agree with it being normal. They obviously need to do more research!

  • Heather

    Got to CO for a Christmas family ski trip a few days ago and my right Brest (4 yrs silicone post op) is doing the same thing. I thought I broke it. So relieved to know its normal. It’s crazy that all the Dr,’s comments on other sites say they have never heard of this. They obviously need to do a better job at listening to patients.

  • Lauren

    YOU are a life saver! I live in CO, just came from a week at sea level and drove straight to the mountains and low and behold, I, too, thought I broke my boobs! Thanks for this post, that Google doctor had me convinced I popped them both!!

  • Gina meyer

    I know this forum is old but I just googled this very question, sloshing silicone implants at high altitudes. I’m glad to see this is normal!

  • Vic Johnson

    Oh My, I thought for sure my boobs were going to explode… came skiing for the first time since getting my implants a year ago…
    Got up this morning and my chest felt heavy and I felt short of breath, like just after having surgery. And then my boobs started to make noise. Glad my hypochondriac isn’t acting up in this case!!!! LOL Wheeeeew!

  • Peggy

    I live at sea level, flew to Denver and drove to Estes Park. Began to notice the squishy, sloshy, squeaky boob on day 3. Day 4, drove up Mt.Evans, then back to Denver. Holy Moly…it got worse. Google my symptoms and found this. So relieved! Heading back to sea level soon 🙂

  • Kara

    Thank you so much for sharing what is probably embarrassing a bit. You just helped calm my nerves. I’m in high elevation for the weekend and my boobs are popping away and I was convinced I had a rupture. It sounds like this isn’t so uncommon it’s just not something you can find a lot of info about!

  • Stefanie

    This happened to me traveling from Iowa to Leadville CO. It was an awful feeling and noisey! I’m going back this summer and already dreading this. I too found many sites that said they had never heard of this. I’m commenting to say mine went back to normal when I got back to Iowa.

  • Emily
    AUTHOR

    Well, the good news is, after this initial incident, it hasn’t happened again since! My “girls” will be turning 6 this year and the one trip to Florida and back to Colorado was the only time it happened. 😉

  • C G

    Thank you!!! I thought all the same things and you brought me back to sane

  • Jessica

    Thank you for your blog! I am at 6200 ft on vacation in Lake Tahoe. Every year I come up here and experience the sloshing sensation. And every year I panick when I first experience it before I remember it happens every time. It stops after about a day or so but is the strangest feeling. I thought I’d google it this year to see if there was a way to make it stop sooner. I found one website where 1 out of 10 Drs said they never heard of it happening. I’m amazed that they wouldn’t know about it after all their years of schooling. That one MD gave me peace of mind and then reading your blog set me at ease even more. So thank you very much for sharing your experience. (Btw massaging them is supposed to help it resolve quicker)

  • Staci Ashcraft

    Thank you SO much for posting this! I’ve gone on 11 trips this year, no issue. Even a long trip to Hawai’i twice since I got my girls. No issues. But this week in Breckenridge, CO they are making crazy noise! I was so worried! Relieved it’s elevation.