For avid viewers of FX’s aggressively brilliant drama "Nip/Tuck," which had its second-season premiere June 22, one question burns brightly on everyone’s minds – how the heck do they pull off those intricately detailed, invasive bloody surgeries?

The answer to this question lies on the fifth and final disc of the show’s first-season boxed set, which hit stores on June 15. Among other things, one of the set’s special features is a brief, albeit effective documentary which details exactly what goes into making the surgery scenes seem so real. There are latex heads and tummies, prosthetics placed on different parts of each actor’s anatomy, and a script advisor who says, in her interview, that some of the surgeries are even toned-down for television.

Grossly intriguing special effects aside, there’s definitely more to season one of "Nip/Tuck," which comes from the fresh mind of creator Ryan Murphy (who was also responsible for the struggling WB teen drama "Popular"). The show is set in glamorous Miami Beach, but despite the never-ending pictures of beautiful bikini-clad women, hot cars and Gucci suits, the point is that there’s definitely a not-so-nice layer lurking underneath.

And this is where doctors Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) come in. Sean and Christian are two in-demand Miami plastic surgeons and, as they navigate their way through life, relationships and Christian’s seemingly endless sexual escapades, their offices become a hotbed for case-of-the-week guest actors who advance the season’s story line through wanting operations to tuck in their tummies or remove their "wings." One episode even features a surgery that gives independence to identical twins that no longer want to look the same. The show is extremely engrossing and bloody brilliant (pun intended).

DVD Grade: A-