You may have heard of vaginoplasty or labiaplasty, which are just two of the more popular cosmetic surgeries women get to alter the aesthetics or function of their genitalia, according to the National Institutes of Health. As the breadth of such procedures has grown, so have the number of places where women can receive them, the reasons they seek them and the desired outcomes—and so, too, has the number of misconceptions surrounding the procedures.

Here, we debunk five pervasive myths regarding female genital cosmetic surgery.

Myth: Recovery from vaginoplasty or labiaplasty is extensive.