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( CNN) Cosmetic procedures are still increasingly popular in the United States, and a new report shows that most Americans are running under the knife to either change their faces or get rid of fat.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released its annual plastic surgery statistics report Wednesday, disclosing the more popular procedures performed nationwide last year.

Though the new numbers mirror previous data, certain trends are emerging.

Breast augmentation, which is intended to enlarge or change the form of the breasts: 290,467 procedures. Liposuction, which is intended to remove excess body fat: 235,237 procedures. Nose reshaping, intended to alter the shape of the nose: 223,018 procedures. Eyelid surgeries, are aiming to lift sagging eyelids: 209,020 procedures. Facelifts, which are intended to enhance the appearance of drooping, drooping and wrinkled skin on the face and neck: 131,106 procedures.