Posted: Yesterday at 17:55
I'd certainly remove the rope.....it is cutting into the bark and is obviously no longer necessary.
The more you cut back, the more suckers will appear. If you are happy to be quite brutal, I would suggest you get rid of all the extraneous branches until you are back to the main trunk. Figs are pretty resilient and provided the rope hasn't killed the trunk, you can then stand back and assess the shape somewhat better. I imagine it will take you a couple of years to get it back to a reasonable shape. If you are lucky, it will have been planted in such a way as to contain the roots within a certain area...bricks, stones,or WHY. Once given the initial prune a gentle feed and watering would not go amiss. Then it is a matter of following a pruning regime to enable you to bring it back to a manageable and fruiting tree.