Beauty, the saying goes, is only skin deep. The beauty of Nip/Tuck is that it goes deeper, laying bare the complexities and fragile natures often found in patients seeking cosmetic surgery. Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon portray hotshot Miami South Beach plastic surgeons who are themselves in full-blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance problems. The series' cutting-edge stories range from funny to suspenseful to uncommonly powerful. The surgeries are graphically bold. The sexuality is rampant.
When Sean and Christian win a prestigious award from their alma mater, Sean recalls their college years and endures past pains. A new patient who self-mutilates due to a genetic disorder comes to McNamara/Troy for reconstructive surgery.
Following a failed suicide attempt, a new patient seeks facial reconstructive surgery. Christian tries a risky maneuver with Kimber to heighten their marital passion. Sean performs pro-bono surgery with a charitable surgeon and former college friend in an attempt to quell his guilty conscious.
Christian has a crisis of conscience when Kimber's mother Brandy visits Los Angeles. Complications arise as Sean prepares for his trip to Africa. A patient requires multiple cosmetic procedures after suffering an attack by a wild animal.
The teenage daughter of Escobar Gallardo seeks out Sean and Christian for answers about her late father, stirring tremendous guilt within Sean. A seemingly common cosmetic procedure for a struggling actress leads to chaos.
Secrets are revealed and past pains are uncovered as Sean and Christian begin psychotherapy together. Liz and Matt divulge their own confidences when they each join a therapy session.
Concerned that cosmetic surgery is no longer in vogue, Sean and Christian make a unique attempt to market their surgical practice to boost a lagging clientele. Liz goes on a date with a pharmaceutical representative who is separated from her husband. Christian's unconscious existential crises, including his loss of Kimber, come to light.
Julia visits Sean and Christian in Los Angeles to share life-changing news -- and rejects romantic advances from both men. A great love from Matt's past who has caused immeasurable family chaos turns up as Matt prepares to marry Ramona. Liz reveals that she's happily pregnant.
Sean and Christian reflect on their relationship. They also remove a scar from an elderly Japanese man and have a surprise for Liz. Meanwhile, Christian makes a deal with Ava.
As Season 6 begins, Christian has news for Liz and the economic downturn has hit McNamara/Troy hard. But the boys might have found a lifesaver in Dr. Mike Hamoui (Mario Lopez), who's now in L.A. and has found a very profitable niche specialty. Meanwhile, Sean's relationship with Teddy Rowe (now played by Rose McGowan) has blossomed, and Matt, who's down on his luck, takes up mime.
Unable to sleep, Sean finds himself in an all-night diner, then in an ER; Liz goes after Christian's boat, leading him to offer Kimber a business deal; Sean and Christian remove tattoos from a teen obsessed with "the darker side of his personality."
Sean makes an important decision without consulting anyone; a morose Annie shows up in L.A. with a troubling medical condition; Christian gives Mike (Mario Lopez) tips on how to satisfy Kimber; and a new patient recognizes Teddy.
Christian struggles to understand a patient with big anger-management issues. Sean and Christian learn how Matt is earning an income, despite his attempts to keep it hidden from his family. Teddy arranges a camping trip with Sean, Annie and Conor in order to ease family tensions.
As Matt's crime spree catches up with him, Julia returns from New York to help in his recovery from surgery. Sean discovers devastating details about his marriage to Teddy. A new patient suffers from extreme separation anxiety.
When a newly married Erica threatens to take custody of Annie and Connor, Sean and Julia present a happy and united front to thwart her efforts. Christian bonds with a new patient as Mike reveals his future plans with Kimber.
Both Matt and Alexis Stone request unusual surgical procedures from Christian. Erica discovers the horrible truth about her new husband. After a lifetime of torment from her mother, Julia seeks revenge upon her.
Christian's colossal financial debt leads him to deception. An unexpected visitor stirs insecurity within Christian and brings joy to Sean. Christian bonds with a young patient when he learns about his adoption.
Sean experiences an ethical and moral dilemma when McNamara/Troy is requested to perform a surgical procedure on a prison inmate. Kimber questions how far she will go to keep Christian when they receive life-changing news.
Sean and Christian have relocated their practice from Miami to Los Angeles. Being new to the city they find themselves having to start from scratch business wise. What they thought would naturally fall into place turns out to require some foot work. So Christian and Sean hit the town and begin discovering a whole new world.
Sean and Christian learn about the glamorous side of fame and the price that many are willing to pay for it. Julia visits Sean, Christian and Liz in Los Angeles with a surprise announcement.
Sean and Julia learn more about their new family dynamic as Sean resists Eden's advances. Kate reveals a secret compulsion. Matt comes to Los Angeles with some troubling news for his fathers.
A series of unfortunate events unfold for an unlucky Dawn Budge, who seeks reparative surgery from Sean and Christian. Annie and Eden start to form a sisterly bond, which unnerves Sean.
A patient inspires Sean to take his relationship with Kate in a new direction. Eden uses extreme methods to persuade Christian to perform surgery on a friend. Kimber reaches out to an former business associate when she and Matt fall on hard times.
Jealous over Sean's new-found fame, Christian convinces Sean to tape a reality show based on their careers as plastic surgeons.
Sean tries to regain his youth through his relationship with Eden. A violent and traumatic event causes Julia to question her relationship with Olivia. In an effort to better her life, Kimber makes a decision that devastates Matt.
Sean discovers the secret between Christian and Julia. A hospitalized Matt bonds with his rehabilitation counselor. Eden suspiciously makes peace with Julia. Kimber and Ram reveal their future plans.
As Julia's health worsens, Christian falls back into old habits. Sean hires Gina as the new receptionist at McNamara/Troy in order to get back at Christian. Dawn Budge returns to McNamara/Troy after another unfortunate incident which requires cosmetic surgery.
Sean's role on Hearts & Scalpels is expanded after he takes on an agent. A suspicious Christian questions Gina's motives for moving to Los Angeles and working at McNamara/Troy.
Christian attempts to cope in the aftermath of a death. Colleen feels threatened when another talent agency shows an interest in Sean's acting career.
Eden looks to Sean for help after getting into business with Kimber and Ram. A group of wealthy socialites hire Christian for all of their cosmetic surgery needs. Sean discovers another side of Colleen.
Sean experiences the ugly side of Hollywood in the form of a television critic. Matt experiences a special bond with one of Christian's patients. The cause of Julia's ailing health is discovered.
Tragedy strikes the McNamara/Troy family after Julia learns what has caused her ill health. A visitor from Christian's past brings revealing news. Sean finds the price of fame to be more expensive than it's worth.
After surviving the attack by Colleen, Sean's physical and emotional well-being are still feeling the effects. Meanwhile, Christian receives some disturbing news after lending Liz some moral support with her breast cancer scare.
After being rejected by Kimber on account of his post-surgery scars and with his chemotherapy making him sick, Christian seeks support from Liz, which leads to a surprising sexual encounter between them. Sean discovers his new lover (Jaime Ray Newman) has a disturbing fetish, and further alienates Julia and Matt when they learn that he has been faking his need for a wheelchair. Raj has a life-altering sexual encounter with the wife (Beth Gargan) of McNamara/Troy's latest patient.
Sean tries to deal with his feelings for Julia, while Liz and Christian analyze their relationship and Christian meets someone who understands what he is experiencing with his breast cancer.
Matt becomes envious of Sean and Raj bonding together. Christian and Liz give their relationship another chance. Raj's father pays a visit to see his son.
Aidan Stone, a down-on-his- luck writer who has written a biopic about Sean, wants to use it to relaunch his career. Christian is asked by Kimber to give a Botox injection to her daughter so she has a better chance at becoming a baby model. Sean and Christian have been asked by a yoga instructor to perform a procedure in which neither have ever done before.
A horribly disfigured man is worked on by Christian and Sean. Meanwhile, Sean hopes to strike up a relationship with the new anesthesiologist Teddy Rowe, and Christian goes for a check up with his oncologist.
Christian decides to employ Dr. Logan Taper for the practice, while Sean is revisited by a former client from Miami to have plastic surgery so she can attract suitors once her husband dies.
As Christian and Liz make their wedding plans, he also looks for a new cancer treatment. Meanwhile, Ram Peters drops Kimber for a newer model, while Teddy informs Sean that someone close to her is gone, and Sean and Christian repair a couples neck wounds which look strikingly similar at McNamara/Troy.
Sean and Christian may be celebrating a milestone surgery, but it looks like the future of McNamara/Troy is in jeopardy. Julia tells Sean some devastating news about the baby. Christian decides to redecorate his apartment after a disturbing appointment with his psychiatrist.
Sean and Julia make a big decision regarding their unborn baby. Christian and Sean hit troubled waters with their new boss and begin to realize what it really means to have sold their business. Matt's family doesn't quite get his decision to pursue a new path in his life.
Sean and Julia are looking for a nanny. Sean wants to turn to Christian for support after his hidden desires are revealed. But Chistian is busy going to the gym because he thinks he's too fat.
After having a nipple bitten off by her dog, Shari Noble comes in to have it reconstructed before her husband returns from Iraq. Julia meets a breast-feeding expert. Christian and Liz hit a lesbian bar where Christian tries to attract one of the women there but she's attracted to Liz instead. Sean and Christian meet with a kidney specialist for one of their patients.
A lottery winner offers Christian a fortune. Christian certainly needs the money since he's being blackmailed by James. Christian and Sean are trying to get Matt away from Kimber and Scientology. Sean offers something to Julia.
Sean soon discovers that Monica Wilder doesn't intend to leave him alone. Christian's therapist has an obsessive torment to reveal. And Burt Landau proposes an unusual solution upon learning that Christian and Michelle are having an affair.
Dawn Budge needs an ear transplant. Burt Landau suffered a stroke and asks Christian and Sean to fix his face.
Mrs. Grubman is back for more Plastic Surgery this time she wants Christian to preform it after she has passed on. Sean and Julia have conflicts over Conor's Surgery.
Liz's new gilfriend, Poppy, wants her to have cosmetic surgery. James makes Christian and Michelle help her steal another kidney. Sean offers consultation to Marlowe, who wants longer legs.
Dr. Merrill Bobolit, who's out of jail, needs Sean's and Christian's professional services. Escobar Gallardo wants them to perform surgery on his face. And Matt tells his family that he's married and that he and his wife are expecting a baby.
It's the year 2026. Conor is getting the whole family together. In the present, Julia and Sean's marriage is at a crossroads.
Even though he doubts his ability to maintain a long term relationship Christian proposes to Michelle and a lonely Sean takes a pathological case for rationalities that have as much to do with himself as with the patient, and James requires to use McNamara/Troy for her own operations.
Sean drinks to a great extent as he spends a depressing Christmas without his family; Christian gets an surprising gift when a 3-year old Wilber comes back into his life; and James pressures Michelle to help as she takes forceful measures to fill her holiday kidney quota.
Sean contrives to sell his portion of the practice; Michelle's connection with James finally ends, but not with James' boss; Gina is not happy to discover about Michelle's role in Wilbur's life; Matt tries to rekindle the spark with Kimber; and Poppy and Liz break up.
Sean considers selling his shares of the practice to Christian and Michelle, although Michelle's past starts to threaten her future with Christian. Meanwhile, Escobar's wife needs cosmetic surgery.