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nip and tuck

adv. & adj.
So close that the advantage or lead shifts from one to another and is virtually indeterminable.
n. Informal
A cosmetic surgical procedure in which skin and usually fat are removed and muscle is sometimes tightened to create a slimmer or more youthful appearance.

nip and tuck

A popular term for cosmetic surgery.
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McMahon was first cast in another soap - NBC's daytime drama Another World - but got his break spending three years in hit fantasy drama Charmed before he started on Nip/Tuck.
I do not normally watch Nip/Tuck, but after reading the article in my copy of The Advocate, I watched the second show of the season, which ended with Julian McMahon's troubled character punching the troubled kid in the nose and throwing him out of the house naked.
Of course, few projects can compare to the oh-so-queer and deliciously dramatic Nip/Tuck.
Nip/Tuck is now back on Channel 4 with even the plastic surgeons feeling their age and wondering if some self-treatment is needed.
And here's your chance to check out Miami, the home of Nip/Tuck for yourself.
Joely - daughter of celebrated thespian Vanessa Redgrave, who will play her mother in the second series of Nip/Tuck - added: 'If you want a huge career as a major film star you might have to stay looking 27 but you know, I'm not that.
It's probably just a testament to his scalpel-sharp performance on TV's naughtiest drama, Nip/Tuck, but the idea of meeting Julian McMahon on a street corner in Hollywood without a chaperone, even in broad daylight, seems a bit dicey.
Here, she tells Rob Driscoll why she took a break from hit US show Nip/Tuck to play a far more regal role
She went on to appear in numerous projects, such as Loch Ness, 101 Dalmatians, Event Horizon, Maybe Baby and The Patriot before accepting a role in acclaimed US small-screen hit Nip/Tuck in 2003, which made her a global household name.
The horrific results, shown on Death By Silicone, made Nip/Tuck seem almost tame.