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A surgeon performs a breast augmentation in Lebanon

Breast augmentations are on the rise in the United States and abroad. The U.S. saw a 64 percent increase in procedures performed between 2000 and 2007, with 347,524 surgeries performed in 2007, making it the most popular cosmetic surgery. Augmentations are also becoming more popular in the Middle East, where this procedure was performed in Beiruit. Photo: MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty ImagesMARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images