Nip/tuck is an American television drama series created by Ryan Murphy and broadcast on FX Networks. The show is set at the McNamara/Troy plastic surgery practice, and follows the professional and personal lives of its owners, Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy (played by Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon respectively). The first four seasons of the show were set in Miami, but the characters relocated to Los Angeles for the fifth season onwards.

Nip/tuck story

Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) and Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) have been friends and business partners for years. Together they run a plastic surgery practice in Miami. He’ll do almost anything without caring about anybodies feelings for money, including putting down a hot woman’s feelings to generate her business (after sleeping with her, of course.) He has been married to Julia (Joely Richardson) for about as long as he has known Christian (Christian dated Julia before she and Sean got together.) They have two kids, Matt (John Hensley) and Annie (Kelsey Lynn Batelaan.) Julia and Matt both have a strained relationship with Sean. Christian and Sean’s friendship is becoming strained as well for his “anything for money attitude” towards business.

Nip/tuck 1ST episode

In the first episode, Sean is consulting a man who wants to change face completely. Silvio Perez (Geoffrey Rivas) wants the surgery, and he has brought his brother Alejandro (Raymond Cruz) to translate for him. He offers them $300,000 to do the procedure (their usual fee is $20,000), and Christian quickly accepts it. Christian finds out that Silvio had been fooling around with the daughter of their boss, Escobar Gallanto (Robert LaSardo), and needs to get away. He doesn’t care that it is drug money. Escobar comes looking for the Perez brothers so he can kill Silvio for what he did to his daughter.
In a very graphic scene, Alejandro kills Silvio (since he has a daughter as well) and leaves with Escobar. The partners are left with the dead body of Silvio to get rid of. Christian also has a face and crotch-full of botox injections, thanks to being tortured by Escobar over the location of the Perez brothers. Sean and Christian buy some hams at the supermarket, tie them to Silvio’s body, and feed him to the Florida gators.

Nip/tuck 2ND episode

In the second episode of Nip/tuck the new staff psychologist, Dr. Pendleton (Kevin Chamberlin), passes out when he witnesses Sean repairing a woman’s breast implant pro bono after her abusive had ruptured it. They do a consult with a man named Mr. Joel Brancato (Timothy Elwell) who wants to widen his penis. Sean doesn’t think they should do it, but Dr. Pendleton thinks it will give him confidence (he’s already had five procedures previously.) Meanwhile, Christian and Sean do a consult with twin sisters Mandi (Caitlin Dahl) and Randi (Melinda Dahl) Dante, who are there because they want to look differently from each other. Sean suggests that they speak with Dr. Pendleton (he hadn’t yet been fired at this point), but Christian tells Sean that they already have a letter from another psychologist named Grace Santiago (Valerie Cruz) that says she recommends the surgery. Sean later meets with Grace over lunch to find out why she made the recommendation. She says that ever since they both lost their virginity to the same older man, they have been struggling to find their own identity. Sean and Christian agree to operate on the twins.

Later Julia tells Christian that Sean has moved out, and Christian invites Julia to his place later that night. They both think that they might be finally living out their unresolved feelings for each other. Julia comes over that night, champagne in hand, to discover Christian in bed with Mandi and Randi. After hitting on Grace (which she turns down), Sean decides he is being silly and moves back in. Sean and Julia make up by having sex.
Later, after firing Dr. Pendleton, Sean offers Grace a job as the new staff psychologist. Matt tries to slip on a condom, by she insists on seeing his manhood first. Matt later looks up self-circumcision on the Internet, and after taking a drink of wine, starts to circumcise him. He takes one look at the blood on his fingers and passes out.

Nip/tuck ratings

In its debut season, Nip/tuck was the highest-rated new series on American basic cable, and the highest rated basic cable series of all time for the 18-49 and 25-54 age demographics. Nip/tuck finished filming its 100th and final episode on June 12, 2009 without attendance of creator Ryan Murphy. On Tuesday August 11, 2009 the FX network announced that Nip/Tuck will be returning to the network on Wednesday October 14, 2009.