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Why consider Tunisia for cosmetic surgery?

Tunisia is one of the most sophisticated, relaxed and tolerant states in North Africa and in terms of medical expertise it has a high standard of healthcare and an excellent reputation for cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic and plastic surgeons are regulated by the Tunisian Ministry of Health and the private clinics have state of the art equipment and English speaking staff. The combination of a large investment in training and equipment in the public and private health sector as well as a standard of living lower than much of Europe gives Tunisian medicine a competitive edge and the cost of cosmetic surgery and treatment is extremely competitive. The cost for Rhinoplasty (Nose reshaping surgery) in a private hospital in Tunisia is €1,700. A face lift typically starts at €2,500. Some companies offer all inclusive cosmetic surgery packages to Tunisia which makes the process even easier.

Tunis is the capital and is the political and administrative centre where a large part of business activity is focused and many of the private clinics are located. Enjoy a cultural wander around the Medina quarter, the walled city centre containing many narrow maze-like streets where craftsmen trade their wares and historical fountains, palaces and mosques abound. Beach lovers can hit the beaches in Gammarth, which is just a 25 minute journey from central Tunis and history buffs can visit the ancient city of Carthage with its Phoenician graves and Roman ruins including baths, temples and shrines.

Arabic is the official language in Tunisia, but French is widely spoken and English is also spoken in tourist areas. The climate of northern Tunisia is typically Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and mild winters but it gets even hotter in the south, with temperatures reaching 45 degrees Celsius and more. The best time to visit is the autumn when the summer tourists have departed so it is less busy. The winter climate is very pleasant, with around five to six hours of sunshine a day and temperatures between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius.

The currency in Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar. TND 1 is €0.45.


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Reasons to choose Tunisia

  • Very competitive prices compared to nearby Europe
  • Many doctors and surgeons train in France or the US
  • Well funded healthcare tourism sector
  • Easy to reach with short, low cost flights
  • Packed with history and ancient sites
  • Fascinating to explore the traditional towns