Professional Summary


  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine - New Orleans, in Doctor of Medicine, 2005


  • UCLA School of Medicine - Los Angeles, in General Surgery, 2010


  • Fellowship in Plastic Surgery from University of North Carolina

Board Certifications

  • AM BD PLASTIC SURGERY awarded in 11/14/2014
  • AM BD SURGERY awarded in 10/17/2010

Professional Memberships

  • Utah Medical Association
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgeons


  • Plastic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Practice Focus

My practice covers the entire spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery. I specializes in cosmetic surgery including liposuction, breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lifting, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body contouring after massive weight loss, facelift, eyelid and brow lift, nasal surgery (functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty), ear surgery, laser treatments, Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and fillers , EltaMD and other skin care programs. I provide complete treatment (removal and immediate reconstruction) of any type of skin cancer, including melanoma. I also treat common hand conditions, such as carpal tunnel, trigger fingers and traumatic hand injuries.


Dr. John L. Clayton is a native of Utah and a third-generation plastic surgeon. His grandfather, also named Dr. John L. Clayton, started Clayton Plastic Surgery in 1963 and was later joined by his two sons. Dr. Clayton's practice is located at Intermountain Riverton Hospital, where he is Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Epidemiology before attending medical school. He then completed a general surgery residency at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, and is currently board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Clayton completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill and is currently board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Clayton has been actively involved in research during all aspects of his training, including more recent research in breast cancer and breast reconstruction. He has 24 peer-reviewed journal publications and has given over 50 presentations to the medical community. Dr. Clayton formerly served on the editorial board of the Annals of Plastic Surgery. He and his wife, Heidi, are the parents of three children. He enjoys spending time with his family and loves mountain biking, backcountry skiing and mountaineering.

Verified Patient Ratings

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Patient Satisfaction

(4.7) 639 ratings

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Mar 22, 2023
Yes always because they care about people . Special doctor Clayton thank you thank you so much
Feb 18, 2023
Dr Clayton made my daughter feel very comfortable & explained things really well to the both of us. We really appreciated his kindness & thoroughness.
Jan 31, 2023
Jan 31, 2023
Jan 25, 2023
Friends and sister very interested in see the same doctor with my recommendation!
Jan 20, 2023
Jan 20, 2023
Excellent. High praise for Dr. Clayton and his assistants!
Dec 15, 2022
Dr Clayton and his team were super helpful a listened to my concerns.
Nov 30, 2022
I was very at ease and felt good above all.
Nov 17, 2022
Dr Clayton as well as were both very professional
Nov 9, 2022
I felt that Dr Clayton was genuinely concerned about my situation and went out of his way to provide me with the upmost care. Made me feel very comfortable.
Nov 9, 2022
Completely satisfied with my visit.
Nov 3, 2022
Good experience!
Sep 15, 2022
Dr. Clayton is the best.
Sep 15, 2022
This doctor is a wonderful expert there was no time for discussion.
Sep 15, 2022
Good experience, was shown examples or surgery I wanted and explained thoroughly the procedure.
Aug 10, 2022
Dr. Clayton is one of the most experienced doctors you have on staff.
May 28, 2022
Just before surgery, Dr Clayton and his assistant had the cutest personalities and were so much fun. It was nice to joke around which took off the edge. My sister has wanted a procedure for many years and she will want to use Dr. Clayton.
May 28, 2022
Everyone was so kind, professional and competent at their job. I was very nervous about the surgery and everyne put me at ease.
May 18, 2022
Answer all my questions
May 14, 2022
Dr Clayton and his PA were both very knowledgeable and professional
May 4, 2022
I have recently recommended Dr. Clayton to my sister-in-law. He's the best
Apr 27, 2022
Dr. Clayton is an amazing doctor.
Apr 16, 2022
Good visit
Apr 16, 2022
Good visit
Mar 15, 2022
Dr. Clayton is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who I gladly recommend for any procedure!
Mar 9, 2022
Anything less than very good is because I knew what I was there for and Dr. Clayton I could tell understood that and didn't need to give more info than needed.
Jan 19, 2022
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Jan 16, 2022
Totally recommend!!! Already have recommended!!
Jan 16, 2022
Dr Clayton is the best at what he does. He is amazing!
Jan 13, 2022
Amazing and caring overall experience.
Jan 5, 2022
The team is wonderful, well informed
Dec 16, 2021
I am very impressed with this group. Cheerful, thoughtful and helpful.
Dec 9, 2021
I like the doctor and his staff.
Dec 9, 2021
Very impressed thus far with Dr Clayton and his staff!
Dec 9, 2021
Already have recommended!!
Dec 7, 2021
Everything besides my uneven breast has been fantastic but the end result has soured my taste.
Dec 7, 2021
I had a breast reduction 3 weeks ago and my breasts are still lopsided. He's assured me they'll even out but I don't see how that can happen. I feel he can't admit he might have messed up my boobs.
Dec 1, 2021
I felt the doctor was condescending and very rude! When asking him a simple question about how he does it he gave me a snarky rude remark.
Nov 30, 2021
I have never had a provider like Dr. Clayton listens, and is so attentive and clear in His responses! He is a caring provider as well as an expert provider
Nov 3, 2021
Very personable!!
Oct 28, 2021
Love Dr Clayton!
Oct 28, 2021
Awesome. Was attentive, very informative & patient with questions.
Oct 26, 2021
Dr. Clayton is the most attentive, and caring provider I have ever had the privilege to see. He listens to my concerns, provides me with all the time I need to get my questions answered. I never feel rushed. It's a great experience in his office
Oct 26, 2021
Very good. He made me feel comfortable and not rushed. He listened to me and answered all of my questions. I left feeling confident in his ability to treat me.
Oct 26, 2021
Very good.
Oct 13, 2021
Dr.Clayton was above and beyond! He truly cares about his patients! I'm so grateful!
Sep 16, 2021
Appreciate Dr. Clayton's care and concern.
Sep 16, 2021
Really appreciate all aspects of the experience. I've never received a Thank you note from a hospital staff ever. It was above any expectations. Thank you
Sep 14, 2021
Dr Clayton and his staff, are all very impressive
Aug 31, 2021
Dr Clayton is the best. I live out of state he is so accommodating and caring. I drive 6 hours one way to this dr that is how amazing he is.
Aug 27, 2021
Aug 27, 2021
Jul 20, 2021
Impressed all around. I felt I was taken care of with great concern and efficiency
Jul 20, 2021
. I was very hesitant to move forward with my next surgery with Dr. Clayton. Dr. Clayton took such great care to listen to all of my concerns. He explained what I can expect in detail with my next surgery and assured me he would not leave me hanging,
Jul 7, 2021
Great experience
Jul 7, 2021
Great experience
Jul 6, 2021
Dr. Clayton reviewed my optician's notes, etc. He talked with me, clearly, about the benefits of this surgery and recovery time. He referred me to another doctor to complete the required pre-surgery process . Once that is complete, I'll mak
Jun 29, 2021
l love doctor Clayton he's really nice
Jun 29, 2021
I love that his staff is very happy
Jun 29, 2021
yes of course they are very good
Jun 19, 2021
I would like it if the doctor spent more time explaining a few things. he acts like he's in a hurry every time I've been in there. other than that I really like the doctor
Jun 9, 2021
Dr Clayton was wonderful, very informative. Easy to understand
Jun 8, 2021
absolutely excellent experience!
Jun 8, 2021
amazing experience
Jun 2, 2021
The Dr. was so good to me and explained everything so well!
May 27, 2021
both my father and husband will see this provider because he was amazing
Oct 5, 2017
He was a good listener and took seriously my concern and was very competent in the procedure.
Sep 20, 2017
Dr. Clayton was so helpful, thoughtful, and made my daughter who is 9 years old relaxed and happy. They chatted and had a good time while she was getting her face stitched up. I was very appreciative that I could go straight to see a plastic surgeon and n
Aug 30, 2017
Dr. Clayton is a great physician.
Aug 28, 2017
I felt very comfortable with Dr. Clayton. He was an excellent doctor. He felt very professional. I wouldn't hesitate in the least to recommend him to someone else. He did a great job.
Jul 17, 2017
Dr. Clayton was excellent. He took care of my problem immediately and answered all my questions very simply so I could understand. I could not give him a 10 on my keypad, but he does deserve a 10. Please give him a 10, not 9.
Jun 21, 2017
Office wait time was too long.
Jun 5, 2017
Hi. I had a wonderful experience with John Clayton. He was very personable,very knowledgeable,and I felt very comfortable doing any procedures with him. Thank you.
May 29, 2017
I thought Dr. Clayton was very kind,patient,he explained things in a way that I could understand them,the follow up was good,I would definitely recommend him to anyone. His nurse Tony or Tommy,she was very nice as well,the girls at the desk were great,jus
Mar 20, 2017
"Dr. Clayton answered my questions very clearly and knew about the procedures,and even anticipated questions I had and provided that information before I even thought of asking it. He's an excellent listener."
Feb 26, 2017
He was patient,he answered questions that I asked,he explained them so I could understand them and I felt very confident that he was very capable of what he was doing and that was very reassuring to me. Thank you.
Feb 20, 2017
Wonderful provider,listened intently,understood my questions,responded appropriately,and very proficient with his skills.

Get to know John L. Clayton, MD

Get to know John L. Clayton, MD

Practice Location

Intermountain Southridge Clinic - General Surgery

3723 W 12600 S Ste 270 A Riverton, UT