Inside a grand building on historic St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans sits one of the most advanced, state-of-the-art breast reconstruction facilities in the world. Three top-tier surgeons hone and perfect their craft in a surgical centre that could be easily confused with an exclusive hotel. Thandi Fletcher travelled to Louisiana to get a first hand look at the frontline of microsurgical breast reconstruction.

Filmed, edited and produced by Thandi Fletcher for the Calgary Herald. This video was produced for the Michelle Lang Fellowship, a journalism fellowship created in the name of the Canadian journalist who was killed in Afghanistan in December 2009.

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