Nobody here, not excluding myself, can say for sure either way to answer your question.
Some here have still gained while slowly losing weight. I’d be curious if anyone gained girth here whilst on a 500-1000 deficit. If so, that would be a good indicator that it depends on the person.
I personally saw a reduction in EQ, slight loss of size 1/16 girth, and no gains while on an 800 deficit over 2 months while clamping 1hr daily with weekends off. However many people go on 100-500 deficits which are a bit more comfortable and may not lead to my situation’s results.
There’s my 2 cents. Anecdotes are helpful. Saying yes or no in and of itself or trying to reason your way through it in terms of a cut healing…..is speculative at best.
Take the veterans experienced results in, and decide from there. There is no hard evidence either way. Anyone that says otherwise is off the beaten trail.
Start Jun 16" - 6.5" BPEL x 5" MSEG
Current 6.75" BPEL x 5.4" MSEG
Goal Anything x 5.5" MSEG