Bio and Interests

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the former Chief of Surgery at Alta View Hospital, Dr. David Clayton is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He operates with the artistry of a concert pianist (which he is). Dr. Clayton offers his patients the security and peace of mind that 29 years of experience as a successful cosmetic plastic surgeon guarantees.

Dr. Clayton and his brother, Dr. John N. Clayton, moved to Alta View Plastic Surgery Specialists after working together for many years at Clayton Plastic Surgery, which was originally created by their father, Dr. John L. Clayton.

Drs. David and John Clayton were the very first plastic surgeons in Utah to do liposuction, and have remained at the forefront of this exciting technology. Dr. Clayton specializes in cosmetic surgery with special emphasis on body contouring procedures such as liposuction; body lifts after massive weight loss; breast augmentation, reduction, and breast lift; and tummy tucks. In facial cosmetic surgery, he is nationally known for his facelifts, eyelid surgery, and forehead and brow lifts. He also specializes in cosmetic surgery of the nose and ears.

Practice Focus

Cosmetic Surgery: Liposuction (first in Utah), Breast Augmentation, Reduction and Lifting, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Body Contouring after massive weight loss, Facelift (all kinds), Eyelid and Brow lift, Nasal surgery (Rhinoplasty), Cosmetic and Reconstructive Ear surgery, Laser treatments (all kinds), Thermage, Botox, Dysport, and fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, and Collagen). Obagi and other skin care programs.

Professional Positions

Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, Touro University


  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine - Salt Lake City, UT in Doctor of Medicine, 1976


  • Residency: Providence Hospital - Southfield, MI in General Surgery, 1976-1979
  • Residency: Providence Hospital - Southfield, MI in Plastic Surgery, 1979-1981

Board Certifications

  • AM BD PLASTIC SURGERY - Certification does not expire

Professional Associations

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Salt Lake County Medical Society
  • Utah Medical Association
  • Utah State Plastic Surgery Society

Intermountain Hospital Associations