A single mom who moonlights as a busty cosplayer has learned that she is stuck with her lopsided and upside down breast implants after doctors warned her that any attempt to go bigger or get a lift would likely lead to her nipples falling off.
Gia Gotham, 33, was looking for Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif to fix her uneven breasts and potentially give her even larger implants when she appeared on the season six premiere of the E! reality series Botched, which aired on Monday night.
But the mother-of-two, who has 2050cc implants and wears a size 34N bra, was met with the harsh reality that her three breast augmentations have dramatically thinned the skin on her chest, putting her at risk for a myriad of complications if she goes under the knife to adjust them in any way.
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Booby woes: Cosplay star Gia Gotham, 33, appeared on Monday night’s season six premiere of the E! reality series Botched in the hope of fixing her wonky 2050cc implants
Looking for a fix: Gia, who wears a 34N bra, wanted her lopsided breasts to be symmetrical
Going bust: The mother-of-two was also hoping the doctors would be able to give her even bigger breast implants
Over the years, she has spent $26,000 on boob jobs, gastric bypass, tongue bifurcation, and other cosmetic procedures to transform herself into cosplay vixen Gia Gotham, who has more than 174,000 Instagram followers.
‘By day, I am a single mom taking care of two kids, working my 9 to 5. Then by night, I am Gia Gotham,’ she told the camera. ‘I live a double life, but we both share these big-busted boobs.’
Gia explained that growing up she idolized former Playboy model Pamela Anderson and Elvira and wanted to look just like them.
‘I think I pretty much decided from an early age that I was going to get my boobs done as soon as I could,’ she said.
Gia had her first breast augmentation when she was just 20 years old. She said she was ‘larger and curvier’ at the time, and her doctor promised her that he would go as big as he could, giving her 960cc implants for her first surgery.
Double life: By day, she is a single mom with two kids and a 9-to-5 job, but by night, she is cosplay vixen Gia Gotham
Goal: Gia, who grew up idolizing Pamela Anderson, had her first breast augmentation when she was just 20 years old
Can’t stop: Gia went on to have two more breast augmentations, going from 960ccs to 2050ccs over the course of the three procedures
‘I’ve always been obnoxious, and then it was like my outside matched who I was,’ she recalled. ‘And at that same time I was still wanting to go bigger.’
For her second surgery, she went from 960cc to 1650cc implants, but her breasts still weren’t as large as she would have liked.
Gia bumped up her breasts to 2050cc implants during her last surgery in 2013, but after the procedure, she ballooned up to 300 pounds. She ended up having gastric bypass surgery to lose weight.
‘The weight started falling off really, really quickly. As the weight started falling off, I started waking up. I discovered cosplay and taking on a whole new persona,’ she recalled. ‘It just became an escape for me.’
Through cosplay, Gia has transformed into Harley Quinn, Pamela Anderon’s character in Scary Movie 3, and her own version of the Joker, but she admitted that her ‘boobs are living their own double life.’
Another transformation: After her third boob job, Gia ballooned up to 300 pounds (left). She ended up having gastric bypass surgery to lose weight (right)
New life: Gia said the weight started to fall off rapidly, and she soon discovered cosplay, which became an ‘escape’ for her
Looks: Through cosplay, Gia has transformed into everyone from Wonder Woman (left) to Pamela Anderon’s character in Scary Movie 3 (right)
‘Right now, I am definitely concerned with the size difference between my implants,’ she told the camera. ‘In the last six months, the more weight I started losing, my breasts were not really best friends any more.’
Dr. Dubrow and Dr. Nassif were fascinated by Gia’s body modification, with the latter being particularly stunned that she had her tongue split without numbing medicine.
‘That is insane,’ Dr. Nassif said.
The reason for Gia’s consultation, however, was her wonky breasts.
‘I love my breasts, but I would like them to be symmetrical,’ she told the doctors, adding that she would also like to see if it would be possible for her to get even bigger implants.
‘There’s a reason why the FDA puts a limit on breast size to 800ccs,’ Dr. Dubrow told the camera. ‘Clearly, if you go larger than that, your risks of complication are extraordinarily and prohibitively too high.’
Problem: Gia said the more weight she lost, the more uneven and droopy her breasts became
Going all out: Gia dressed as Harley Quinn for her consultation with the doctors
Like a snake: She proudly showed off her tongue bifurcation, telling the doctors that she got it done without any numbing
In the examining room, Dr. Dubrow immediately noticed that her left breast is not only droopier, but it is also much larger than the other.
‘By the way, this implant is upside down. This isn’t that much thicker than lower eyelid skin,’ he said of the skin on her left breast. ‘This is the back label right there. You can see the back label of the implant.’
The cosplay star was stunned when Dr. Dubrow started reading out a serial number, but he quickly confessed that he was just joking with her about that last part.
‘Gia’s breast implants are so large they have dramatically thinned her skin, and I have never seen the label on an implant that’s upside down,’ he admitted to the camera. ‘It’s extraordinarily rare for me to see something I’ve never seen before, and I hope I never see again.’
Dr. Dubrow explained to Gia that the difference in her breast size wasn’t due to the amount of breast tissue but rather the amount of saline in her implants. He estimated that her right implant has 400ccs less than the left.
‘Funny, 400cc difference was my second and my final surgery, 1650 to 2050,’ Gia noted. ‘So, it’s almost like my doctor forgot to fill up my right breast if we’re being real here.’
Issue: In the examining room, Dr. Dubrow immediately noticed that her left breast is not only droopier, but it is also much larger than the other
Yikes: Dr. Dubrow was shocked to realize that the implant in her left breast is upside down. ‘This is the back label right there. You can see the back label of the implant,’ he told her
Not worth it: Dr. Dubrow warned that if she tries to go under the knife, even to make her breast implants smaller, she puts her self at risk for skin death and nipple loss
Dr. Dubrow told Gia that there is ‘not much further’ she can go with her implants, explaining that she is just 3 millimeters of skin away from a complication.
‘Gia’s breast skin is so thin there is very little blood supply running through the skin,’ he told the camera. ‘If she considered going larger — or even smaller for that matter — there’s a very significant risk of her losing that blood supply and suffering a major complication like nipple loss or skin death.’
Dr. Dubrow told her she has two options: either do nothing and hope nothing happens or downsize the implant and do a breast lift.
‘Your skin is so thin right now, any kind of lift would impair the blood supply to your nipple. It would die,’ he warned her. ‘Normally, we say let’s downsize, do the conservative thing. But I think the conservative thing is to do nothing right now.’
Gia was admittedly stunned that she has threatened her ability to be the best mom she can be by going too far with her body modification. She agreed to leave her breasts alone for the time being.
‘I don’t think I ever thought I would as Gia come across any issues to where it would affect my life as Bonnie,’ she said, telling the doctors: ‘Cosplay is not my number one priority. I have a very important life by day.’