A team of experts that treats you like family
Established in 2002—with the focus of being a comprehensive surgical and non-surgical solution for individuals—Upstate Plastic Surgery is unique in that it presents a team of physicians, nurses and therapists working together to ensure the best possible solution for each patient. “We want people to feel at ease here,” says Dr. Kevin Keller. “We offer comprehensive options under one roof to give people the health and beauty solutions they’re looking for.”
Amongst other area practices, we are unique in that we offer a team of doctors—four Board Certified Plastic Surgeons who give you the benefit of combined expertise and multiple opinions in one facility.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Elizabeth R. Blakemore, M.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Blakemore is Greenville’s only female plastic surgeon. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine, with high distinction and is also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. She received her residency training in General and Plastic Surgery at the University of Kentucky, Chandler Medical Center, in Lexington, Kentucky. A native Kentuckian, Dr. Blakemore has been honored with the Governor’s Kentucky Colonel Award. Following residency, she completed a Cosmetic and Breast Surgery fellowship in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is one of only two Cosmetic Fellowship trained plastic surgeons in Greenville.
Dr. Blakemore established her private practice at Upstate Plastic Surgery in 2003. Dr. Blakemore is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is also a member of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Blakemore’s patients appreciate her aesthetic perspective and her caring nature, in addition to her commitment to obtaining outstanding results.
Dr. Kevin M. Keller, M.D.
Dr. Keller is a native of Upstate South Carolina. After graduating high school, Dr. Keller received a full art scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design. His desire for medicine, however, took precedence over art at that time. He graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. After graduating from medical school, he completed a five year residency in General Surgery at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Dr. Keller then completed an extensive two year Plastic Surgery Fellowship training in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
While in Kentucky, Dr. Keller received the esteemed honor of being named honorary Kentucky Colonel. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as the South Eastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Keller began private plastic surgery practice in the fall of 1998 and established Upstate Plastic Surgery in April of 1999. It is at Upstate Plastic Surgery that his artistic nature is used daily. Dr. Keller has the natural ability to see the final outcome and he works diligently to bring about the aesthetic results his patients desire.
Most recently Dr. Keller has been working on a new device to make the placement of gel implants not only easier but more effective to the patient. He is the inventor of “The Keller Funnel.”
Dr. James E. Lovett III, M.D.
Dr. James Lovett is a graduate of Columbia University Medical School and was elected into the Alpha-Omega-Alpha honor society. He completed his general surgery residency at Columbia Presbyterian medical Center in New York City and his Plastic Surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is board certified in both Plastic and General Surgery, and he is a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Lovett is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Lovett was a full time faculty member at the University of Kentucky for five years where he taught Plastic Surgery and performed a broad range of plastic surgery cases. Dr. Lovett joined Upstate Plastic Surgery in 2000 and focuses predominantly on cosmetic and breast surgery. He strives to provide outstanding surgical care in a discreet, personal and caring environment.
Dr. Kevin Shultz, M.D.
Dr. Kevin Shultz is a native Texan where he completed his education at the University of Texas, Texas A&M Health Science Center and then his combined Plastic Surgery training at Baylor Scott & White Healthcare/ Texas A&M. During this stint he has received many honors including Phi Beta Kappa, National Dean’s List, University honors list and was AOA at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. To top this off he also received the Resident Researcher of the year while in his Plastic Surgery training as evidenced by his many publications during his residency and fellowship. Dr. Shultz is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Aesthetic Surgery and Breast Reconstruction. He has given multiple national talks on the topic of breast revision surgery and is also a committee member with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Shultz has an appreciation for creative design and artistic beauty. Throughout his life, he has enjoyed drawing, sculpting, and painting. As a youth, he made a Christmas ornament that was hung on the White House Christmas tree. He has also had his work displayed in the Dallas Museum of Art. After high school, his creative instincts initially led him toward a career in architecture. He received a full scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design; however, decided to pursue medicine instead. During his medical and surgical training, his passion for surgery and artistic design fused into a career in plastic surgery.
Dr. Shultz has worked in many roles with children with Autism and has been involved in several overseas mission trips. He is a dedicated husband and father of four young children. We feel this type of compassion for his patients and family has been instrumental in building his plastic surgery practice in Greenville.
We at Upstate Plastic Surgery feel fortunate to have pulled him away from his Texas roots and the Plastic Surgery department at Baylor Scott and White where he was being heavily recruited.
Our caring nursing and anesthesia staff have many decades of experience between them. They will be a very helpful resource for you during your consultation and recovery process.
Our team of therapists are specially trained to deliver the health and beauty treatments needed to facilitate your health, recovery, or well being. Our team works closely with the doctors to ensure success.
Like our doctors and therapists, the nurses and administrative teams work together to make sure that your experience is positive and productive. They greet and treat you like one of our family throughout the process.