Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
280 W River Park Dr, Suite 240
Provo, Utah 84604 US
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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Best Plastic Surgeon in Utah

Dr James Clayton is a great plastic surgeon! He takes the time to listen to your needs as what you want. He has pictures and computer images that help yuh understand the process. His staff is amazing!

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

42 Year Old Mom, Happy to Have the Pooch Gone. - Provo, UT

I have been going to Dr. Clayton for a number of years now. Highly recommend him and his staff.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

37 Yrs Old, 137 lbs., 5' 6", 36B Inspira SRM 405 cc! - Provo, UT

My surgeon is amazing! He is a perfectionist and works so well at making sure you get what you're hoping for. He came in for another sizing try-on with me and my husband before I made my decision. He answered more questions at home and in the 2nd consult. And now that the operation is done I know I chose the right guy! I'm only 1 week post OP but things are looking great! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Written earlier: This is a report on my consultation with Dr. James Clayton’s. What a night and day difference in atmosphere, mood, feeling, impression than Dr. Moore!! It seems much more above board. I had probably 20 minutes with Dr. Clayton!! He explained a lot of the procedure with diagrams on screen and answered lots of questions about electrocautery and blunt dissection, as well as bottoming out and capsular contracture. The assistant from Dr. Moore’s office told me that bottoming out happens most of the time eventually - Dr. Clayton said that is a myth - and that he has patients that have had the same implants for over 30 years and are doing just fine. He also said that’s why they see me lots of times after the surgery for check ups to see if the massage and recovery are going well, if a special bra is needed etc. He prefers using smooth implants despite the popular idea that texture prevents bottoming out because he said he finds that textured implants tend to ripple more. He said that he likes doing the underarm (Transaxillary) incision or the inframammary incision. As I mentioned in my first consultation thread, I filled out their paperwork before the appointment. They have you print it off and bring it in. The picture permissions part says something like, you understand that Dr. Clayton will not use any photographs beyond medical use without written consent. (vs assuming you will just give permission upfront for any use like Dr. Moore) It also stated you pay $500 to make the appointment - that’s quite a bit less than 50% like Dr. Moore's!) My main concern with Dr. Clayton is that it doesn’t sound like mammoplasty (breast augmentation) is really his specialty?…This was because on a dr site where you can compare doctors and his profile didn’t list breast augmentation…when I mentioned it to Dr. Clayton he said so many online sites require membership to update your own profile and he lists all his information on his own website so he doesn’t bother with lots of other sites. He said he’s been doing breast augmentation surgeries for over 30 years and that because he did so many in the area, he was chosen as one of the doctors to try out the newer silicone implants before they were on the market. He has a lot of experience and is very confident he can give patients what they want with good communication both ways. He does have the fancy logo for ASPS showing he’s board certified and after I made an appointment, they gave me a password to go into an application where I was able to see more before and after pictures of previous patients. I found the reviews of other patients on his site as well. I liked how thorough they are in explaining all the different types of implants, all the different incision options and pros and cons, as well as allowing me to take my time and come in again to try them on if needed. I didn’t feel rushed or pressured - where I sort of did in comparison during my appt. with Dr. Moore. I’d like to bring my husband in with me to do trying on again….and thanks to their online profile application I can look at pictures of what I tried on at home. I was quoted $4,000 for the surgery and implants + $1,289 for Surgery Center/Anesthesia. I'll update after the surgery itself!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Pectus Excavatum - Provo, UT

I talked with several PS regarding a BA and having pectus excavatum. When I talked with Dr Clayton he was very confident about what was needed. I had looked at before and after photos and had a very realistic expectation of end resolutes. I can't believe how great of a job Dr. Clayton did. From the size to the placement is perfect and my results are so much better than expected. From the...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck


So i have had what i thought was indents from my compression garment and swelling since like 2 1/2 weeks post op.. well lately i havent been wearing my garment as much so i actually can see my bare stomach before i now i never seen it much i was always wearing my CG. Well i slept without my CG lastnight go to get in the shower and i notice the indents are still there after not wearing my garment all night so i start to really examine things and yup a bunch of tiny stretch marks what the hell!!! I asked my DR specifically if i could get stretch marks from a tummy tuck he laughed at me and told me no.. and wouldnt be so upset but its like a patch in a circle right above my belly button i am so upset cause i know there is nor reversing nasty stretch marks and almost all of mine we gone from before any i had left could be covered by underwear now i have them above my belly button??

3 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

My Belly Button is Way off Center After Tummy Tuck

He is a very renouned doctor. He makes you feel very comfortable and he has a lot of experience. Also his staff is great!

1 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Mixed Feelings - Salt Lake City, UT

I found him through ads and people talking and so

2 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

1/2 way done all work, and pay full price

He has done rhinoplasty, face lift brow lift, tummy tuck and breast ougmantation . All the work was done half way. Rhinoplasty, he 1/2 way fixed one side of nose, the other left same-that was my main complaint, one nostril smaller other one big -mean big. When I complain to him he more likely said is ok. Tummy tuck left skin hanging so bad you could see it on me even wine dressed, big bolg...

1 out of 5 stars Scar Removal

Worst mistake I've ever made

Worst mistake of my life. Went in to have a few scars removed he completely botched them. I looked disfigured with the dents he made in my face from a very tiny scars that he turned into a huge scars . it's taken me 2 more dr and 1,000's of dollars to fix the huge scars he's made in my face there still not gone but it's slowly getting better. It's been almost two yrs of this nightmare

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Free. Complimentary consultation when you mention RealSelf.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Clayton has hospital affiliations at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Timpanogus Regional Hospital, Orem Community Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Medical Biology, University of Utah, 1967. Medical School: University of Utah, 1970.
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, 1970-1971. Active duty (otolaryngology) US Army 1971-1974. General Surgery Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals, 1974-1977. Plastic Surgery Residency, Phoenix Plastic Surgery Residency, Phoenix, AZ, 1977-1979.

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What can be done about these scars spreading? They still ache and swell. 2 months post-op. (Photos)

Your scars are in the early stages of healing. They have widened and are raised up. Silicone gel applied twice daily can often improve them, but the... READ MORE

Brachioplasty 5 years ago. This is the result after a revision? (Photos)

Your submitted photos of your upper arms show contour irregularities that can be improved with brachioplasty revision. It may be possible to do this... READ MORE

What to expect next? I feel exhausted and in pain

Some treatment areas, especially the lower abdomen can have more pain than other areas following CoolSculpting. This is due to a temporary effect on... READ MORE

Should I worry if I lifted a child 2 weeks post op?

There is a very low chance that you did anything to cause a problem with your augmentation surgery. We caution our patients to somewhat limit their... READ MORE

I had a arm lift on 5/12/17 and my left arm is swelling. Is there anything you recommend I put on it or I should take? (photos)

Swelling following brachioplasty is expected and is generally at its peak around the 3rd post-operative day. At times one side can swell more than the... READ MORE

TT 2 weeks post op. I had a sneezing attack 2 days ago and felt some intense burning paIn! Swelling more. Is it okay? (photos)

It is normal to have changes in swelling in the early days and weeks after a tummy tuck. This stabilizes in a few months. With your sneezing attack,... READ MORE

Liposuction vs CoolSculpting ?

I suspect that neither CoolSculpting or Liposuction will give you the result you are looking for. Photos would be helpful to assess your situation. If... READ MORE

How long does it usally take for under arm wound to close after arm lift with lipo?

Healing following the arm lift surgery can have delayed healing because of the nature of the arm pit (axillary area). It is very common to have warmth... READ MORE

I had breasts augmentation surgery 2 days ago. Does it looks fine? Does it looks like it was a successful surgery? (photo)

Your postoperative photos look like you will get a nice result. It generally takes 2 to 3 months for tissues to relax and accommodate the implants,... READ MORE

16 hours post op Breast Augmentation- feels like air or something is moving around in left side of stomach next to belly button?

Following breast augmentation, it is normal to have a feeling of pressure in the chest which can make you feel like you can't get a normal breath.... READ MORE

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