Dr. Clayton comes from a family of plastic surgeons.
His father, John L. Clayton, MD, was one of the early plastic surgeons in Utah. All three of the senior Dr. Clayton’s sons followed him into medicine. “Dr. Dave” and his older brother both attended medical school at the University of Utah where David graduated with Surgery Honors in 1976. They both completed a combined residency in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI. Returning to Utah, they both joined their father, and Clayton Plastic Surgery was born.
After 16 years practicing all together, the senior Dr. Clayton retired, and the practice was continued by the brothers. In 2010, Drs. David and John were invited to join Intermountain Health Care.
Dr. David Clayton is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Utah Plastic Surgery Society, and the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
As the very first doctor in Utah to perform liposuction (1983), Dr. Clayton has taught this operation at the national level, including publications in national and international plastic surgery journals, and has the largest experience with liposuction in the state! He loves all types of cosmetic surgery, and enjoys a wonderful reputation for his facelifts, eyelid surgery, and nasal surgery (rhinoplasty), as well as other body contouring surgeries, including tummy tucks, breast augmentations, reductions, and lifts (Mommy Makeovers).
Dr. Clayton’s motto has always been, “The least expensive plastic surgery is the one done right the first time.” Getting it “RIGHT the first time” comes from skill, precision, artistry, and especially, experience.