I can not claim your expertise, but I have known a lot of plants in my day. I must rely on my own observations, experiences, and education to answer. I believe it depends on the plant. Some plants do not respond well to being bothered. Meanwhile, there are plants that respond well to grooming and attention. They seem to know that they are being cared for.
We say that plants are responding to stress or exerting themselves in survival mode to grow more rapidly or produce more flowers. Are we not guessing? They could be frisky and exuberant from the trim. It is my guess that a good bonsai plant enjoys the attention and place of honor bestowed by its servant. This is the beauty of the bonsai . . . the caretaker finds the balance between care and careless.