Yes, it is true, there is now a surgery for people plagued by fat toes.
I now realize that I should never underestimate the "flaws" that people believe they have, nor should one underestimate the willingness of a surgeon to fix these flaws.
Take, for example, the new fat toe surgery. Basically, if you have a fat toe, usually the big toe, it can be shaved down to be more visually appealing. The bone can be shortened, some of the fat removed, and viola! a slimmer and sexier toe.
I have no problem with surgery being performed on feet for pain, discomfort, etc. The idea of having a pinky toe removed so one can fit into a smaller shoe size horrifies me, and since 99% of feet in this world are not the most attractive things, I'm a little bothered by the idea of cosmetic toe surgery.
This leads to a simple question: why would a nose job be OK and toe surgery wouldn't? I'm not a big fan of either, honestly. I'm not anti-surgery, I just think that patients don't always understand that all surgery has a risk of death, that it shouldn't be taken lightly, and, in this case, a botched foot surgery can mean that every step you take for the rest of your life could potentially be painful.
If you hate your nose or your toes so much that they bother you every day, certainly surgery may be right for you, but make sure you weigh the pros and cons of surgery before you make the leap to having a surgical remedy.